These classes are available at no cost and are not eligible for reporting to the courts.

Take the classes marked with an asterisk (*) to receive an incentive. To get both incentives, one parent can take two classes, or parents can take a class together. Incentives are designed for one baby per family. NOTE: No children are allowed in class except for newborns. Please arrange adequate child care.

Incentives:

  • The “Baby Shower In a Box” provides an average of $375 worth of newborn baby supplies.
  • Monthly supplemental supplies (diapers, wipes, formula, etc.) through the baby’s first year of life.

This 6-week class covers components of a healthy and intimate couple relationship; however, the application can be applied to a variety of relationships. Class explores:

  • How to effectively handle conflict
  • Foundations of a healthy relationship
  • The 5 Love Languages (by Gary Chapman)
  • Components of healthy communication
  • Developing emotional intimacy with your partner

Upcoming Available Classes

Classes are 6 weeks and start on these dates:

  • Monday, Oct 10, 2022  5:30-7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022  2:00-3:30 PM

This 6-week class is based on research findings showing that children who acknowledge, label, and work with their emotions:

  • Perform better in school
  • Demonstrate increased communication skills; and
  • Maintain higher-quality peer and family relationships

Participants will identify their parenting style, and learn key principles for emotion coaching children.

Upcoming Available Classes

Classes are 6 weeks and start on these dates:

  • Monday, Oct 10, 2022  2:00-3:30 PM
  • Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022  5:30-7:00 PM

BYOB (BRING YOUR OWN BABY), SIGN-UP FOR A DATE AFTER THE BABY IS BORN (& within their first year)
Love Connections is a set of 4 unique one-on-one sessions with our Marriage and Family Therapist involving hands-on training and practice with parents (or caregivers) and their babies. Each session will help baby form a secure attachment with parents. The theme of each session includes:

  • Neurological benefits
  • Attachment theory
  • Baby Massage
  • Literacy Research

Participants will receive incentive materials to be used during the session and later with attachment activities at home. This group offers research, ideas, and practical guidance to new parents who desire to have their babies form a secure, healthy attachment with them.

  • Ongoing sessions available. Please contact Raquel at 316-945-9400 to enroll.

Childbirth Education classes are a one-day class designed for first-time mothers, but anyone is welcome to attend. Class runs from 10 am-4 pm with a break for lunch. This is the place to get answers to common questions and information about your concerns regarding labor and delivery. We discuss:

  • Labor Anatomy and Terminology
  • The Process of Labor and Delivery
  • Pain Management During Labor – Relaxation, Breathing, Positioning, Medications
  • Cesarean Birth and Other Labor Interventions
  • Information about Your Newborn
  • Personal Care after Delivery of Your Baby
  • The Role of the Support Person in Labor and Delivery

Classes are taught by a Registered Nurse and are available eight times per year. Bring a pillow or two for labor practice. You are encouraged to bring one support person with you to class. You will need to sign them up on a separate registration.

Upcoming Available Classes

  • Oct 13, 2022 10 am – 4 pm (Due Dates Nov 16 – Dec 31) CLASS FULL
  • Dec 8, 2022 10 am – 4 pm (Due Dates  Jan 1, 2023 – Feb 15, 2023)

En Español

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