Monthly Diabetes Support Groups
Help your patients with diabetes by referring them to a monthly diabetes support group. These are free, monthly meetings for individuals with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes in which members share experiences and learn about diabetes management from each other.
South County Health
Meets Second Tuesday of Each Month* from 6 - 7 p.m.
* No meetings in July, August, and December
South County Health Medical & Wellness Center
2nd Floor Conference Room
268 Post Road (Rt. 1) Westerly RI 02891
Facilitated by National Board Certified Diabetes Educators: Jeri Menard, RD and Karen Zarlenga, RN
Prior registration is not required.
For information call (401) 604-2558
Meets Third Tuesday of March, June, September & November 2018 from 7 - 8:15 pm
Meetings held at Neighborhood Guild
325 Columbia Street Peace Dale, RI 02883
Facilitated by National Board Certified Diabetes Educators: Bonnie Seekell, MS, RD, CDE and April Silvestro, RN, CDE
Prior registration is not required.
For information call (401) 788-1696
Groups are coordinated by: Linda Carro, RD, LDN, CDOE, CDE
Care New England Medical Group Primary Care and Specialty Services
First Wednesday of every month 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
11 Brewster Street, Pawtucket
Sayles Conference Rooms 2 and 3
To register call (401) 729-2574
Care New England Wellness Center
Second Monday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m.
2191 Post Road, Warwick
Conference Room C
To register call (401) 732-3066
Early Childhood Institute (ECI) at The Providence Center
Helping Families Resolve their Child’s Behavior Problems
Through the Early Childhood Institute (ECI) at The Providence Center, children are provided the opportunity to reach their behavioral, emotional and social potential. Families are provided support and help on how to resolve challenging behavior problems with their children such as tantrums, bedtime hassles, and calls from day care.
During the day, early childhood specialists work with toddlers and preschoolers, ages three to five, to develop critical emotional, social and behavior skills in specially designed therapeutic classrooms that look just like a child’s preschool setting. Children have the opportunity to practice social skills, develop language and motor skills, and explore their creativity.
Every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, parents can participate in the classroom experience with their children and learn appropriate techniques for managing their children’s behaviors and impulses.
Incredible Years is a 14-week, evidence-based program designed to guide parents, teachers, and children in promoting the emotional and social well-being of children ages two to eight.
This program focuses on enhancing parenting skills and knowledge of child development, reinforcing positive behaviors, and building upon relationships between a parent and child. It includes a combination of video vignettes of parents and children interacting that lead to group discussions of problem solving, as well as role playing and skills training.
Programs for Pregnant Women and New Mothers
You can refer pregnant women and mothers of children three months or younger to ECI for a broad array of assistance that can help mother and child start off on the right path. Through the program Healthy Families America, which is free and requires no insurance, new and expectant mothers can get help with housing, nutrition, parenting, breastfeeding, support with labor and delivery, and more. This program is open to everyone, regardless of social or economic circumstances.
Home Visiting and Outpatient Programs
ECI clinicians can work with families in their homes, assisting with common behavior challenges around bedtime and feeding. There are also less-intensive programs where families can attend sessions at the ECI to work on issues such as divorce, transitions, and other family challenges.
To learn more or to make an expedited referral, please contact Simmy Carter, associate director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (401) 276-4164.
Located on Hope Street on the East Side of Providence, the team at the ECI helps parents understand their child’s behavior and develop a plan that will work for their family.