Kids at Heart Family Dinners

Kids at Heart Family Dinners are open to all Kids at Heart families and all patient families on the Cardiac Step-down Unit or the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). 

They give patients and families who are currently in the hospital a chance to:

  • Spend time with families who have been at Children's in the past and who have faced similar issues.
  • Enjoy a 30-45 minute educational presentation on cardiac topics or resources.  
  • Eat a group dinner, which we provide free of charge.

Date and Time
The 4th Tuesday of the month, Jan. through Oct., unless otherwise noted.
6 to 7:30 p.m.

Location
Egleston hospital, first floor
Conference center, classroom 5

Contact
For more information please email Alison Mueller or call 404-785-6109.

Past Presentations

View archived presentations from previous Kids at Heart Family Dinners.

2015 Schedule

  • January
  • February

      Feb. 24: Camp Braveheart

      Richard Lamphier, R.N.,  Kati Keyes, Assistant Director and Matthew Gunther, Camp Counselor and former Children's patient

  • March
  • April

      April 27: Words of Wisdom from “Momma Phil”

      Phyllis Marchant, R.N.

  • May

      May 19: Supporting your Heart Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Health

      Dawn Ilardi, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.-C.N., Department of Neuropsychology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

      Please note, this is not the fourth Tuesday of the month.

  • June

      June 24: Cognitively Based Compression Training

      Samuel Fernandez-Carriba, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics Emory University School of Medicine

      Please note, this is not the fourth Tuesday of the month.

  • July

      July 28:  Baby Wearing for Children with Special Medical Needs

      Atlanta Chapter of Babywearing International

  • August

      Aug. 25: Tools for Traveling your CHD Journey

      Kim Russell, Ambassador for the ACHA, founder and co-leader of the Adult Congenital Hearts of Greater Atlanta

  • September

      Sept. 22: Project S.A.V.E.

      Richard Lamphier, R.N.

  • October

      To be determined.

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