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.

Get Your FREE Water Watcher Card Here!

Prevent drowning and accidents when children are near water by assigning a responsible adult to wear a Water Watcher Badge. The badge wearer takes responsibility to supervise the children until handing off to the next water watcher.
For more information and tips visit nicklauschildrens.org/Safety.

Date: Friday, June 29, 2018 to Friday, August 31, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Location:
*Selected Outpatient Centers, while supplies last.

Lunch N' Learn

Tune in to this live chat with Yvette Calles and Ranya Alnatour from our Psychology Department as they discuss tips for parents on getting children back into a routine for return to school.

Date: Thursday, August 30, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

Location:
Facebook LIVE

Talkin' Kids Health Facebook Live with Beatriz Canals

In this edition of Talkin' Kids Health we will discuss cancer effects and the survivorship program at Nicklaus Children's with Dr. Haneen Abdella, Pediaric Oncolgoist at Nicklaus Children's and Kristen Mendez, ARNP and Manager of the Survivorship Program.

Date: Thursday, September 06, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

Location:
Facebook Live
 

Genes & Cocktails

Learn the facts about Personalized Medicine,  Fetal Care and Preconception Screening and what the Victor Center is doing in our Community. With special guest speakers Dr. Saima Aftab and Dr. Jennifer MacCafferty.

Date: Thursday, September 06, 2018

Time: 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Location:
Greenberg Traurig, PA
333 SE 2nd Aveneue
44th Floor
Miami, FL 33131

Pediatric Nursing Certification CPN Review Course

Susan Wade will guide the participants through the pediatric nursing certification exam review and preparation process and will provide practical tips for studying and test taking success.

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 to Thursday, September 13, 2018

Time: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
Main Auditorium
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
 

Grief and Loss: Talking to Your Children About Death

During this program, Nicklaus Children’s bereavement social worker will discuss a wide range of concerns: What do you say to a child about a death? Do you say something different if the loss is a sibling or a parent? How should you approach a child about death and loss?

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Time: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Michael Fux Family Center
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155 

How to Thrive at School After a Brain Tumor Diagnosis

The Nicklaus Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Center, together with the Brain Institute is proud to host this free event designed to deliver education, support and guidance for children diagnosed with brain tumors and their caregivers.

Date: Friday, September 14, 2018

Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital 
Main Auditorium
3100 SW 62 Ave
Miami, FL 33155

Vision, Ocular-Motor and Movement Strategies for Integrated Learning

This course will focus on clinical decision-making for the use of vision, ocular-motor and movement strategies to enhance outcomes.

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 to Sunday, September 16, 2018

Time: 07:30 AM to 05:00 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
 

Pediatric Nursing Conference - "Raising the Bar: Pediatric Nursing Above Par"

Nicklaus Children’s Health System invites you to join us for the Third Annual Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Pediatric Nursing Conference. Step up to the green and earn 7 CEUs while learning current best practice recommendations to enhance pediatric patient outcomes. 

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Time: 07:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Location:
Hilton Miami Airport
5101 Blue Lagoon Dr.
Miami, FL 33126
 

2018 Pediatric Autism Symposium: Ensuring Long Term Outcomes in Children Birth to Five

This one day course will include educational sessions, case studies, and panel discussions that highlight evidence-based information for managing Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other related disabilities for children ages birth to 5.

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Time: 07:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Main Auditorium
3100 SW 62 Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
 

2nd Annual Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Sports Health Symposium

Longevity in Sports Performance, Considerations from Elementary to Post Professional

This course will give the athletic trainer and physical therapist an overview of athletic development models and orthopedic/rehabilitative management of several conditions that influence athletic performance.

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018

Time: 08:00 AM to 04:45 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Main Auditorium
3100 SW 62 Ave
Miami, FL  33155 
 

Weekly Events and Classes

​Swimming Lessons

Knowing how to swim saves lives. Swimming and water safety lessons are offered by a trained instructor for babies as young as 6 months to adolescents up to 21 years.

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Dan Marino Outpatient Center
2900 South Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL 33331

Shoulder & Elbow Maintenance Program

This training program is designed to help maintain shoulder and elbow strength, endurance, and flexibility to withstand the rigors of a lengthy season and optimize sports performance, led by Sports Health Performance Specialists. Program consists of 4-10 participants and is offered once or twice a week, over 6 weeks. 

Time: 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Sports Health Center
11521 South Dixie Highway
2nd Floor
Pinecrest, FL 33156 

Running Injury Prevention Group Class

A training program designed to correct biomechanical risk factors of a runner and improve strength, power, and running mechanics, led by Sports Health Performance Specialists. Program consists of 4-10 participants and offered once or twice a week, over 6 weeks.

Time: 06:30 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Sports Health Center
11521 South Dixie Highway
2nd Floor
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Dance Injury Prevention Group Class

A training program designed to improve strength, range of motion, balance and neuromuscular control to enhance performance and reduce the risk of dance related injuries. Program consists of 4-10 participants and offered once or twice a week, over 6 weeks.

Time: 04:00 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Sports Health Center
11521 South Dixie Highway
2nd Floor
Pinecrest, FL 33156

ACL Injury Prevention Training Group Class

A training program designed to correct biomechanical risk factors of an ACL injury, focused on improving strength, power, and agility and led by Sports Health Performance Specialists. Program consists of 4-10 participants and offered once or twice a week, over 6 weeks. 

Time: 06:30 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Sports Health Center
11521 South Dixie Highway
2nd Floor
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Off-Season Sports Conditioning Group Class

This program is designed to prepare athletes for their individual sports season to ensure optimize sports performance and prevent injury. Athletes will focus a periodization of 3 weeks strength and endurance phase, followed by a 3 week power phase led by Sports Health Performance Specialists. Program consists of 4-10 participants and is offered once or twice a week, over 6 weeks. 

Time: 11:00 AM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Sports Health Center
11521 South Dixie Highway
2nd Floor
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Yoga for Kids

Yoga is a great way to get children active in a non- competitive environment. This one-day-a-week class is available for patients currently receiving therapy at one of our Nicklaus Children’s outpatient center locations, their siblings and children residing in our community.

Location:
​Nicklaus Children’s Doral Outpatient Center
3601 NW 107 Avenue
Doral, FL 33178

Brain Wellness: Yoga for Kids

Participants will learn to optimize neurological potential across the developing age and care continuum, to provide other treatment modalities to optimize results, to provide options for our patients and families, to provide options for our patients and families, and more!

Location:
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Michael Fux Family Center
3100 SW 62 Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
 

Teen Sleep Group

This six-week program is designed for teens ages 13 to 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.

Location:
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Main Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
 

Nicklaus Children's Dental Mobile Unit

State-of-the-art mobile health unit offers free oral health screenings, assessments and exams, all supported by telehealth connectivity with care providers at Nicklaus Children’s main campus. The Dental Unit will be visiting different locations on a weekly basis.

Location:
The Dental Unit will be visiting different locations on a weekly basis.
Click here to find out where the next stop is.

​F.O.C.U.S. Program

This group therapy program is designed for children ages 7 to 17 with behaviorial issues, including but not limited to ADHD. This support group meets on Wednesdays.   
 

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
Division of Psychology
2nd Floor
3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155 

Calm Kids

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. This group meets on Tuesdays.

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
Division of Psychology
2nd Floor
3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155 

Social Skills Group

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 Main Campus
Division of Psychology
2nd Floor
3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155

Pain Management Group

This eight-week program is specifically designed to empower children ages 7 to 18 through complex sensory experiences.

Location:
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Main Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
 
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