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 (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED), January through October
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Children's at Egleston, First floor Conference Center - Classroom 5
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404.785.6109.
Cardiac Research: What is it, Why we do it, and What Parents can Expect -Jan Fernandez, BS RRT-NPS, CCRC, Senior Research Coordinator , Cardiothoracic Research, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Camp Braveheart -Richard Lamphier, RN, Kati Keyes, Assistant Director and Matthew Gunther, Camp Counselor and former CHOA patient
Living an active lifestyle with CHD - Jaime Brown, Adult CHD Patient
Words of Wisdom from “Momma Phil” - Phyllis Marchant, RN
May 19 – (Please note, this is NOT the fourth Tuesday of the month)
Supporting your heart child’s emotional and behavioral health - Dawn Ilardi, PhD, ABPP-CN, Department of Neuropsychology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
June 24 -(Please note, this is NOT the fourth Tuesday of the month)
Cognitively Based Compression Training -Samuel Fernandez-Carriba, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics Emory University School of Medicine
Baby Wearing for Children with Special Medical Needs - Atlanta Chapter of Babywearing International
Tools for Traveling your CHD Journey - Kim Russell, Ambassador for the ACHA, founder and co-leader of the Adult Congenital Hearts of Greater Atlanta
To Be Determined
Former Family Dinner Presentations [Archives]