September 2013 Highlights. Show Me the Way: Raise Me Up

223 NE 12th Ave. Boynton Beach, FL 33435 Phone: (561) 736-1111 Fax: (561) 736-1170 September 2013 Highlights “Show Me the Way: Raise Me Up” Parent / ...
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223 NE 12th Ave. Boynton Beach, FL 33435 Phone: (561) 736-1111 Fax: (561) 736-1170

September 2013 Highlights “Show Me the Way: Raise Me Up” Parent / Child Activities Event: Date: Time: Place:

H.U.G.S. Helping U Grow Strong (ASQ Activities) Tuesdays & Thursdays (Ongoing) 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Bridges at Boynton Beach

Parents and children are invited to join us for fun filled activities. Helping U Grow Strong activities give parents the opportunity to engage with their child and strengthen the bond between them. This special time is created through reading, games, arts and more! For more information, please call 561-736-1111. Event: Date: Time: Place:

Commit to Read-Family Storytime Thursday, September 5th 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. St. John MBC – 900 N. Seacrest Blvd.

“Quality time” is spent doing activities that are meaningful to the parent and child. It is time when family members can talk and really get to know each other. These monthly activities give the entire family the opportunity to connect on an ongoing basis. For more information, please call 561-736-1111.

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Math with My Fingers *** 3yr – 5yr *** Tuesday, September 10th 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. St. John MBC – 900 N. Seacrest Blvd.

Explore movement and rhythm while learning the alphabet. Use music to focus on movements that spark the imagination, promote creativity and boost all areas of learning and growth. This activity gives the entire family the chance to enjoy each other while having fun. For more information, call 561-736-1111.

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Time to Discover Food *** 0 – 5yr *** Wednesday, September 11th 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. St John MBC

It’s time to play with your food. Bring your child to investigate the foods we eat. During this activity, children will learn different textures, shapes, colors, sounds and names for the food we eat. Together, the parent and child will learn to look at food as a learning tool. For more information call 561-736-1111.

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Gift for the Family *** 0 – 5yr *** Wednesday, September 18th 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. St John MBC

Caregiver and child can decorate a cookie or cupcake to give to a family member. Give each child a cup of white icing and allow them to stir in their choice of food coloring. Have a variety of toppings for the children to choose from: gummy bears, sprinkles, M&M’s, dried fruit, etc. (They can make one for themselves and one for a family member.) For more information or enrollment, please call 561-736-1111.

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Building Up *** 3yr – 5yr *** Wednesday, September 18th 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. St. John MBC – 900 N. Seacrest Blvd.

Building up will enhance the development of fine motor skills in toddlers by guided play with blocks and Legos. This will improve the coordination of muscles, bones, and nerves to produce small, precise movements. For more information, please call 561-736-1111.

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Commit to Read - Family Storytime Tuesday, September, 24th 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. St. John MBC – 900 N. Seacrest Blvd.

“Quality time” is spent doing activities that are meaningful to the parent and child. It is time when family members can talk and really get to know each other. These monthly activities give the entire family the opportunity to connect with each other on a more consistent basis. For nformation, call 561-736-1111.

Parent Workshops / Capacity Building / Parent Engagement Event: Date: Time: Place:

Motorized Wheeled Sports – Safe Kids Tuesday, September 10th 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. St. John MBC – 900 N. Seacrest

Safe Kids will discuss the importance of motorized wheeled sports and safety when riding. They will show members how to properly travel and answer any questions they may have about the safety of operating this type of vehicle. For more information, please call 561-736-1111.

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Safety Seat Installation **MUST PRE-REGISTER** Thursday, September 12th 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. St. John MBC – 900 N. Seacrest Blvd.

Florida law requires that children traveling in motor vehicles be properly restrained with an appropriate child safety device. The specific requirements vary depending upon the child’s age and are based upon industry and government safety guidelines. Remember, the purpose of these laws is to ensure your child’s safety and you should view them as a minimum standard. Providing parents with a safety seat will ensure that their children are safe while traveling in vehicles. For more information call 561-736-1111.

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Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Presentation Tuesday, September 17th 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. St. John MBC – 900 N. Seacrest Blvd.

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Health Educators work in conjunction with the Palm Beach County School District as an approved organization to educate middle and high school students. Teen birth is of concern for the health outcomes of both the mother and the child. Pregnancy and delivery can be harmful to teenagers' health, as well as social and educational development. Let’s reduce these numbers with awareness and answer any questions you have about this subject. For information, call 561-736-1111.

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Triple P Seminar Tuesday, September 17th 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Treasure Chest – 101 N.E. 5th Ave.

Are you tired of your children talking back, not listening or just misbehaving? Do you have a child between the ages of 0-12 and are stressed out over their behavior? If so, please join us for valuable information that will make a positive change in your child's behavior and reduce your stress at the same time. For more information or to register, please call 561-736-1111.

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All About You and Your Baby **BY INVITE ONLY** Tuesday, September 17th 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. St. John MBC – 900 N. Seacrest Blvd.

Mothers will be able to learn and share all about being a new mom while health care professionals cover a range of topics such as the benefits of breastfeeding, SIDS, home safety, having a parenting plan and much more!! The series will end with a baby shower for all new mothers that attend all sessions. For more information, please call 561-736-1111.

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Parents Praising Parents **BY INVITE ONLY** Wednesday, September 25th 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. St. John MBC – 900 N. Seacrest Blvd.

This support group is geared towards graduates of the Triple P Program and parents/caregivers that are interested in the program. The basis for the support group is to unite parents/caregivers in an open forum where they can freely discuss how the program affected their family/household, if they are still implementing the strategies recommended by the program, and if there are any obstacles that they are facing. The group will meet once a month in hopes of creating a nurturing environment where parents/caregivers can support one another and offer advice. For information, please call 561-736-1111.

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Women’s Circle Support Group Wednesday, September 25th 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Treasure Chest – 101 N.E. 5th Ave.

Support groups unite women in open discussion and exploration of a variety of topics such as HIV/AIDS, health maintenance and nutrition, domestic violence prevention, mental health and parenting, as presented by guest speakers/authorities in their respective fields. For information, call 561-736-1111.

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Movie Night Thursday, September 12th 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. St. John MBC – 900 N. Seacrest Blvd.

“Quality time” is spent while enjoying a great fun-filled movie. It’s time for family members do more activities together that they will appreciate. This activity gives the entire family the opportunity to connect with each other and enjoy a movie together. For more information, please call 561-736-1111. Event: Date: Time: Place:

Community Outreach – Boynton Hill Community Thursday, September 19th 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Boynton Hills Community

Let's hit the ground running! Bridges Outreach Coordinator and other staff, will be completing door to door outreach in the community, providing families with information about the Bridges Program, services offered at the Boynton site, upcoming events and the benefits of becoming a member. For more information, please call 561-736-1111.

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Breaking the Silence Workshop Saturday, September 21st 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Marriot Hotel – 1601 N. Congress Ave.

Join the community conversation addressing students' social, emotional, behavioral health and educational needs. Presented by The Boynton Beach Mental Health Initiative and The Lake Worth Connection In Cooperation with The Palm Beach County Action Alliance for Mental Health. For more information, please call 561-736-1111.

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Block Party (Boynton Hills Community) Friday, September 27th 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Boynton Hills Community

Let's hit the ground running! Bridges staff will be hosting a block party to meet and greet with our neighbors. Focusing on the hard to reach in the community and engaging those parents that are not Bridges Members. For more information, please call 561-736-1111.

Programs & Services Navigations Our Navigator will provide guidance while helping you to understand the resources that are available to you and your family in Palm Beach County. If you are in need of services or assistance but do not know where to go, please give us a call today at 561-736-1111 and schedule your appointment. Also, when appropriate, our Navigator will make referrals to our partner agencies, follow-up to ensure services were received, and re-evaluate when necessary. Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) The program itself offers effective, practical strategies for preventing or resolving common behavior problems in children. The concept behind Triple P is that by providing parents with the tools that they need to solve their current parenting problems, they will be able to prevent future problems before they arise. Our Parenting Coach can facilitate the program with parents and/or caregivers of children between the ages of 0 - 12 within the Boynton Beach area. The goal of the program is to decrease stress while increasing confidence and competence in parents/caregivers as well as enhancing the parent-child relationship. Bridges at Boynton Beach offers other programs such as: a Food Pantry, Reduced Bus Pass Program, Assistance with Access Applications, R.E.A.C.H. Afterschool Program, Kinder Kamp Summer Program and much more!!

ASQ (AGES & STAGES QUESTIONNAIRES) This program was designed to screen young children for developmental delays - that is, to identify those children who are in need of further evaluation and those who appear to be developing typically.

Please call the office at 561-736-1111 or stop by for more details.