Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Strong Veteran, Strong Parent, Strong Child

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General Information
Description of ServiceStrong Veteran, Strong Parent, Strong Child is a parenting workshop to support veterans’ new roles as parents. The workshop is facilitated by two psychologists with expertise in the topics.
Goals include:
  • Increasing parenting skills through education and discussion about infants and toddlers,
  • Learning and practicing self-care skills,
  • Meeting and accessing support form other veteran parents,
  • Connecting with national an d local parenting resources.
The 90-minute sessions will rotate six topics:
  • Emotional experiences during and after baby;
  • Caring and comforting baby;
  • Relationships and intimacy during and after baby;
  • Self-care and social support;
  • Day-to-day parenting – time-management, scheduling, routines;
  • Child Development.
Geographical AreaAllegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland
Intake ProcedureCall or email Drs. Novick or Paldino to register. By registering, there is no commitment to attend.

Danielle M. Novick, Ph.D.

Dawnell Paldino, Ph.D.
Helpful TipsChildcare is not available.
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
  • All expectant or new parents with a child under 12 months old are invited.
  • Non-veteran co-parents may attend with or without their veteran co-parent.
  • Moms and dads are invited.
  • Infants under 3 months may accompany parent.
Fees or Charges
Fee AmountsFree
Hours of Operation The second and fourth Mondays of each month starting in July, 10:30am to Noon
Contact Information
Contact's Name Danielle Novick
Contact's Position Ph.D.
Contact's Phone 412-360-6267
Contact's Email
Physical Site Address 1 University Drive
Physical Site Address 2 Women’s Clinic at VAPHS at University Drive
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Main Phone 412-360-6267
Hotline Phone 800-273-8255
Other Phone 855-829-6636
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
Affiliated Program: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
This Service: Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Strong Veteran, Strong Parent, Strong Child
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Active Military (YN-0500)
Expectant/New Parent Assistance (PH-6100.1800)
Families of Military Personnel/Veterans (YJ-2050)
General Expectant/New Parent Assistance (PH-6100.1800-250)
New Dad Parenting Programs (PH-6100.1800-650)
New Parents (YK-6500.6100)
Parent Counseling (RP-1400.8000-650)
Parent Support Groups (PN-8100.6500-650)
Pregnancy Counseling (LJ-2000.6500)
Veterans (YN-9000)
Women (YS-2000.9500)
Women's Health Centers (LN-9500)
Women's Issues (YZ-9000)