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Vassar Brothers Medical Center announces pediatric support groups

Posted: 1/21/2016

Vassar Brothers Medical Center hosts several pediatric support groups throughout the year to assist children and their families dealing with chronic conditions and difficulties. Groups that meet at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, February through June are as follows:

ADHD/Autism Group
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1 – 2 p.m., Conference Room C
Tuesday, March 1, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Conference Room C
Tuesday, April 5, 1 – 2 p.m., Conference Room C
Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Conference Room C
Tuesday, June 7, 1 – 2 p.m., Conference Room C

This group, led by social worker Angela Perez, provides a supportive and educational environment where parents can share experiences that they have with their children living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and or autism spectrum disorder.

Cub’s Place
Tuesday, Feb.2, 5 - 6 p.m., Conference Room C
Tuesday, March 1, 5 - 6 p.m., Conference Room C
Tuesday, April 5, 5 – 6 p.m., Conference Room C
Tuesday, May 3, 5 – 6 p.m., Conference Room C
Tuesday, June 7, 5 – 6 p.m., Conference Room C

This group, led by social worker Angela Perez, is for children grades K-5 going through a difficult time at home, including a parent or sibling with a chronic illness, temporary placement in foster care and/or divorce. Parents are not part of the group but are requested to stay on-site during the meeting.

Juvenile Diabetes Support Group
Thursday, Feb. 4, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Conference Room C and Radiology Conference Room
Thursday, March 3, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Conference Room C and Radiology Conference Room
Thursday, April 7, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Conference Room C and Radiology Conference Room
Thursday, May 5, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Conference Room C and Radiology Conference Room
Thursday, June 2, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Conference Room C and Radiology Conference Room

This group, facilitated by social worker Katie Rapp, is for both parents and children affected by type 1 diabetes. Children will meet with a social worker while parents meet with a parent facilitator. The group meets in the lobby of the hospital before breaking off into the two separate groups.

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