Community Events, Educational Courses & Support Groups

Nicklaus Children's Hospital extends its expertise through its educational offerings to the community providing classes and courses, in addition to family-centered services to parents, families and professionals. Browse our community calendar to discover which upcoming events you would like to attend.

Donate-a-Diaper Summer Drive

Join Nicklaus Children's Hospital and the Miami Diaper Bank by donating new packages of diapers to patients and community families in need.

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Diaper drop-off bins will be available in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm-Beach and Collier counties.Click for more details.

Nicklaus Children’s Sports Health Youth Athlete Camp

A one-week summer intensive program for young athletes looking to gain an edge in sport and wellness. The athlete will gain knowledge in anatomy, movement and nutrition sciences and experience advanced training to improve overall athleticism.

Date: Monday, June 24, 2019 to 12:00 PM

Free EKG Screenings

The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital provides electrocardiogram (EKG) screenings to children and young adults in the community at no cost. The use of an EKG is critical to help diagnose asymptomatic heart defects that may not otherwise be detected in a routine physical exam.

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Hadley Park, City of Miami

Nicklaus Children's Dental Mobile Unit

The 40-foot mobile unit is Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s latest endeavor to assist families in need as part of its vision “to be where the children are” in South Florida and beyond. In addition to screenings and exams, services can include varnish treatments, dental sealants, oral and health hygiene education as well as referrals for follow-up oral treatment, to underserved families of children who do not have dental insurance.

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Santa Barbara Catholic Church

5th Annual Pediatric Nutrition Symposium

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is excited to offer the Nutrition Symposium with an emphasis on the pediatric patient. Current research and technological advances in the care of pediatric conditions with nutrition implications will be presented by a multidisciplinary panel of speakers.

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: The Biltmore Hotel, Merrick Amphitheater

10th Annual Dr. Moises Simpser VACC Camp Golf Tournament

Join us for a great day of golf, delicious dinner and exciting auction...all to benefit the children of VACC Camp.

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019 to 6:00 PM

Location: Melreese Country Club

Caring for Kids With Cancer Symposium

Nicklaus Children's Hospital and the Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, are again collaborating for The Caring for Kids with Cancer Symposium.

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 to 2:05 PM

Location: Miami Cancer Institute, First Floor Café

Curso de Ortopedia Pre/Post Quirúrgico para el Tratamiento de Labio Fisurado y Paladar Hendido

Aprenda del equipo del Centro Craneofacial y el departamento de Cirugía Plástica de Nicklaus Children's Hospital. El propósito de este curso es presentar nuestra experiencia, técnicas y resultados en el manejo de pacientes con labio fisurado y paladar hendido.

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Location: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Main Auditorium

Weekly Events and Classes

Pain Management Group

8 week program. This program is specifically designed to empower children ages 7-18 through complex sensory experiences. Each session is created to teach participants evidenced-based techniques to better manage pain and improve overall quality of life.

Location: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Division of Psychology, 2nd Floor

Teen Sleep Group

8 week program. This program is designed for teens ages 13-16 experiencing difficulties related to sleep, including daytime sleepiness, trouble waking in the morning, difficulty falling asleep and waking in the middle of the night. The goal of this group is to give teens the tools and strategies they need in order to get more sleep and better quality sleep.

Location: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Division of Psychology, 2nd Floor

​F.O.C.U.S. Program

8 week program. This group therapy program is designed for children ages 7 to 17 with behaviorial issues, including but not limited to ADHD. The weekly sessions teach innovative techniques to assist children with managing feelings, developing organization skills, maximizing their concentration abilities and socialization skills.

Location: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Division of Psychology, 2nd Floor

Social Skills Group

8 week program. Children and teens ages 7 to 17 are invited to join this small discussion group to learn how to make, cultivate and maintain friendships. Participants will learn basic conversational skills, and discuss the use of appropriate humor, how to electronically connect with others, and how to manage disagreements.

Location: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Division of Psychology, 2nd Floor

Calm Kids

8 week program. Calm Kids is a weekly group therapy course designed to teach children strategies on how to take control over anxiety symptoms. Children will learn how to cope with fears and worries, identify anxiety triggers, how to relax the mind and body and maximize their self-confidence.

Location: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Division of Psychology, 2nd Floor

Brain Wellness: Kids Yoga

This program is provided by a certified yoga instructor. It offers children and teens the following benefits: managing stress through breathing, self-awareness, healthy movement and meditation. Yoga also promotes strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness.

Location: Michael Fux Family Center, Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Making Moves

Making Moves is a fun, movement-based transformational program - not related to skill or fitness - to help people move into a state of being that enhances healing. More than a learning series of steps or memorizing a sequence, participants are encouraged to use their body as an instrument of self-expression and communication. 

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