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Sensory Solutions Parent Support Group
Event Date:Third Tuesday of each Month
Time:6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Place:5045 Fruitville Rd., Suite 145, Sarasota
Cost:FREE, childcare is available for $11 per child
Support group for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children with ASD, SPD, and other related sensory disorders. To RSVP, reply to jss1177@yahoo.com

 
Kinship Care Support Groups
Event Date:Second Tuesday of each month
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Place:Children First - 1723 N Orange Ave, Sarasota
Cost:FREE
This support group is for grandparents raising grandchildren or other kinship caregivers. The class provides perspective and support for those who are raising children the "second time around". Through instruction, class discussion and sharing of experiences a number of key topics are addressed: mutual support, promoting personal well-being and wellness, stress management, child mental health, parenting strategies, discipline, community resources for you and your grandchild, legal issues, benefits for kinship caregivers, community events and activities for kinship caregivers and others. Dinner and Childcare provided. For more information contact Jack Baker at 941-953-5507.
 
Nurturing Dads Classes
Event Date:October 2nd to December 11th 2019
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Place:Children First - 1723 N Orange Ave, Sarasota
Cost:FREE
Classes for new dads, expectant dads, married or single dads. Learn how to be the best dad you can be!!!!! Even if you are already a GREAT Dad; and great dads can always be better. In this class you will discuss ideas about fathering in a comfortable setting with other men. Childcare and refreshments provided. Over 2,038 Dad Grads and counting! For more information contact Jack Baker at 941-953-5507.
 
Nurturing Dads Classes
Event Date:October 2nd to December 11th 2019
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Place:Children First, 1723 N Orange Ave, Sarasota
Cost:FREE
Class for new dads, expectant dads, married or single dads. Learn how to be the best dad you can be! Even if you are already a good dad, you can be a GREAT Dad, and great dads can always be better. In this class you will discuss ideas about fathering in a comfortable setting with other men. Childcare and refreshments provided. Over 2,038 Dad Grads and counting! For more information contact Jack Baker at 941-953-5507.
 
Career Readiness for Women
Event Date:October 21st to December 9th 2019
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Place:Children First - 1723 N Orange Ave, Sarasota
Cost:FREE
Classes help women explore and develop career readiness skills. The class works for women who are reentering the work place, interested in getting a better position,changing careers or improving professional skills. Volunteer mentors take the class side by side with students. For more information contact Jack Baker at 941-953-5507.
 
Positive Solutions For Families
Event Date:October 21st to December 9th 2019
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Place:Children First - 1723 N Orange Ave, Sarasota
Cost:FREE
These classes provides parents effective strategies to promote positive behavior. The free class helps parents strengthen their bond with their child, explore new methods to help your child follow directions, learn effective ways to teach household rules, and address and reduce challenging behaviors such as defiance and aggression. Dinner and Childcare provided. For more information contact Jack Baker at 941-953-5507.
 
Calendar-based Budgeting
Event Date:January 27th to March 23rd 2020
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Place:Children First - 1723 N Orange Ave, Sarasota
Cost:FREE
This class helps participants overcome fears to finance and budgeting, gain confidence, identify spending leaks, learn to track income and expenses, and use a money management calendar or app all with the help of in-class finance and budget mentors. For more information contact Jack Baker at 941-953-5507.