Via Christi Health is proud to partner with Kohl's Cares to ensure that new and expectant parents have the resources they need to get off to a good start.
Kohl's Parents Academy classes offers the following new and expectant parent education courses at no cost to participants:
Kohl's Cares® presents Boot Camp for New Dads a monthly three-hour program that pairs expectant fathers with veteran dads and their newborns for hands-on training.
Kohl's Cares® presents Happiest Baby on the Block™, a monthly two-hour program that teaches parents the five steps to calming a crying baby by triggering the self-calming reflexes babies already know.
Kohl's Cares® presents Family Focus on Teens,a three-part series of classes focusing on communications with preteens and teens, will be offered again this year in March and April. The parent-focused classes, which can be taken singly or as a series, will include:
Navigating the rough waters of parenting: A life raft for parents,” a how-to session on dealing with the difficult child, setting effective boundaries, building self esteem and a better relationship, and preserving your own sanity.
Understanding the teenage brain and their perception of the world,” a thoughtful look at how to communicate effectively with a teenager, whose perception is his or her reality
If you are not in charge of your life, who is?” a session designed to help parents of teens take back control of their lives through self awareness and assertive and effective communication
Since 2006, Kohl’s has donated $466,647 to support projects such as the Kohl’s Parents’ Academy, made possible through the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised more than $208 million dollars through this merchandise program.
In addition to the merchandise program, Kohl's Cares® features the Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program, which last year recognized more than 2,100 young volunteers with a total of $410,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 500,000 associates have donated more than 1.6 million hours of their time since 2001 and Kohl’s has donated more than $47 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. Kohl’s also offers fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.