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.

Pain Awareness Month

Join us for activities throughout September to celebrate Pain Awareness Month. These activities will highlight the pain experience and the various methods that help relieve pain for our patients and families.

How can you support pain awareness?

  • Wear PURPLE on September 19th.
  • Nominate staff for the Pain Advocate Award with an iCREATE Employee recognition.
  • Attend the Pain Awareness Fair on September 19th, in the Michael Fux Family Center.

Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019 to 5:00 PM

Location: Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Nicklaus Children's Centers

Spirit of Halloween Discount and Fundraiser

Make being at the hospital more spooktacular for our patients by doing your Halloween shopping at Spirit Halloween! Use our coupon and save 10% on your purchase, and Spirit Of Children will donate 10% back to Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Get your coupon by clicking here.

Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 to 10:00 PM

Location: Spirit of Halloween stores throughout South Florida

Stay in Your Lane Celebrity Bowling

Join the National Basketball Retired Players Association – Miami Chapter for a charitable night of celebrity bowling during their Stay In Your Lane tournament on Sunday, November 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event will take place at King’s Dining and Entertainment located in CityPlace Doral, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 to 9:00 PM

Location: King's Dining and Entertainment, Suite 152

8th Annual Fashion Gives Back

Here's a fashion statement! The 8th Annual Fashion Gives Back benefiting Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is near, and you don't want to miss out! Buy your tickets for this year’s 80's themed event to experience a night full of must-have trends and delectable delights. RSVP by clicking here.

Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Jungle Island

5th Annual Pediatric Nutrition Symposium

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. 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

End-Of-Life Nursing Education Consortium Pediatric Palliative Care

This program will train health care professionals in end-of-life and palliative care through a comprehensive program that has been successfully utilized throughout the United States and other countries.

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: NCHS Training Center, 4th Floor, Imagine Room

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

13th Annual Diamond Ball

Join us as we celebrate the patients and families of Nicklaus Children's Hospital at the 13th Annual Diamond Ball, Saturday, October 19 at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Purchase your seats or tables before they sell out by clicking here.

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 to 7:00 PM

Location: JW Marriott Marquis

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

Cancer Center's Mini Relay for Life

The Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Nicklaus Children’s is hosting an American Cancer Society Mini Relay for Life "Power in Purple" in honor of all those touched by cancer.

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Location: Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion (APCP) Courtyard, Nicklaus Children's Hospital

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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