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PEPS registration open for groups beginning in January at PNA

December 11th, 2012 by Doree

Registration is now open for weekly groups of PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) starting in January at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

For expectant parents who are interested in a PEPS Newborn Group, the next Phinney PEPS Orientation will take place on Wednesday, December 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. Orientations are a great way for new and expecting parents to sample the PEPS experience, find out everything they need to know about PEPS and meet other new and expecting parents from the neighborhood. There’s no need to register and people are welcome to come with babies in arms. There is more information and dates and times for other orientations taking place throughout the month in other locations here: http://www.peps.org/programs/expecting/orientation

Baby Peppers is open to all families with babies 5-12 months old when the group starts. Some families have participated in a PEPS Newborn group but many are new to PEPS. Groups meet once a week for 11 weeks every Thursday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Starting January 17. More information is available at http://www.peps.org/programs/infants/baby-peppers

Second Time Around groups are for families who have two or more children, an older child and a newborn baby (aged 0 – 4 months when the group begins). One parent attends the group with only the baby. Groups meet once a week for 11 weeks every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. starting January 16. More information is available at http://www.peps.org/programs/siblings/second-time-around.

In 2012, PEPS launched “PEPS for Dads” – a PEPS group specifically for primary caregiver dads. The group is open to dads who are primary caregivers with babies 0-12 months old and meets weekly at Twirl Café on Queen Anne. The next session starts January 14 and meets on Mondays from 12 to 1:30 p.m. for 11 weeks. For more information and to register, visit http://www.peps.org/programs/infants/dads-group

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PEPS orientation Wednesday at the PNA

June 9th, 2012 by Doree

Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS) is hosting an orientation at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, for parents of newborns. Registration also is open for PEPS’ summer programs Baby Peppers and Second Time Around.

Baby Peppers is open to all families with babies 5-12 months old when the group starts. Some families have participated in a PEPS Newborn group but many are new to PEPS. Groups meet once a week for 8 weeks every Thursday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. starting July 12.

Second Time Around groups are for families who have two or more children, an older child and a newborn baby (aged 0 – 4 months when the group begins). One parent attends the group with only the baby. Groups meet once a week for 8 weeks every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. starting July 11.

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The 4th Trimester postpartum group at the PNA

March 29th, 2012 by Doree

A drop-in postpartum support group recently started at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. The 4th Trimester meets from 10:15-11:45 a.m. every Wednesday; suggested donation is $5 per meeting.

The weekly group allows new parents to share questions, concerns, and experiences. Group facilitators provide information and resources. A digital baby scale is available so can weigh your baby.

The group is facilitated by Anita Shelton, an acupuncturist, and L.M.P. with a practice focusing on women’s health, maternity care, and musculoskeletal conditions; and Sarah Palmer, a psychotherapist with training in infant and child development, attachment theory, and postpartum mood disorders.

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