[HCCN] Downeast Health Children's Council March 2009 Calendar

Candy Eaton children at downeasthealth.org
Thu Feb 26 16:14:46 EST 2009


Hi All ....  hoping this note finds you all enjoying all that Maine 
offers during the winter!

The *MARCH** 2009* updates to the Hancock County Children's Council 
Family Support, Education & Workshop calendar will soon be posted to our 
website at www.downeasthealth.org.  An 18-page printable PDF version 
will also be available for you to download for convenience in sharing 
with your staff, clients, and community.  Please note the many 
professional workshops and conferences as well.

Below, please find some of the many opportunities listed.  Thank you for 
sharing this information, and as always, please do not hesitate to ask 
questions or seek additional information.

/*As always, please let me know if you wish to have your name removed 
from this list-serve.
*
/Thanks & Cheers, Candy

/Candy Eaton, Program Director
Hancock County Children's Council
a program of Downeast Health Services Inc.
52 Christian Ridge Road, Ellsworth, ME  04605
207-667-5304, ext. 261           /
/children at downeasthealth.org/ <mailto:children at downeasthealth.org>

_FAMILY SUPPORT, EDUCATION & WORKSHOPS _

 This information is also online at www.downeasthealth.org 
<http://www.downeasthealth.org> for your convenience.

 

Help Prevent Child Abuse in Maine through filing Schedule CP on your 
Maine State Income Tax return.  Your "tax-check-off" contribution goes 
to the Maine Children's Trust.  FMI, see www.mechildrenstrust.org 
<http://www.mechildrenstrust.org>. 

 

_MARCH is:                            PARENTING INFORMATION AWARENESS MONTH_

 

·         /Women's History Month -- visit //www.nwhp.org/ 
<http://www.nwhp.org>/ FMI.  //"Generations of Women Moving History 
Forward"//__/

·         /3.08.09: International Women's Day:  FMI:  
_ _//http://www.internationalwomensday.com///_ _/

·         /March 13^th :  World Kidney Day  -- visit //www.kidney.org/ 
<http://www.kidney.org>/ for more information__/

·         /National Nutrition Month -- visit //www.eatright.org/ 
<http://www.eatright.org>/ for more information or  
//http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/fit/nutrition_center.html//  
__/

·         /March 15-21, 2009:  National Poison Prevention Week -- visit 
//www.poisonprevention.org/ <http://www.poisonprevention.org>/ FMI.__/

·         /March //15-21, 2009//:  National Inhalants & Poisons 
Awareness Week; FMI/ www.inhalants.org <http://www.inhalants.org>/__/

/3.03.09: Read Across America FMI: 
 //http://www.nea.org/readacross/index.html//  /

3.02.09 *_Sullivan_* 9:00am-3:00pm (10 sessions):  FREE WorkReady^(TM) 
Certificate Course to be Offered at Sumner Adult Education beginning 
Tuesday, March 2^nd and continuing for 10 Tuesdays at Sumner Adult 
Education's Learning Center located at the Sullivan Town Office, Route 
1, Sullivan.  This course will help participants learn the "soft skills" 
needed in the workplace.  The program simulates the workplace 
environment, offers training, and evaluates performance in 7 key 
employment areas.  FMI, please call 422-3889.

3.02.09 *_Bar Harbor_* 6:00pm-8:30pm:  "I am Moving, I am Learning" with 
Megan London at MDI YMCA, 21 Park Street, Bar Harbor.  This FREE 
workshop is adapted from the Head Start Curriculum designed to address 
the problem of childhood obesity.  This workshop focuses on movement in 
early childhood environments.  Participants will gain strategies to 
incorporate physical activity in everyday routines and transitions.  
Register by calling Joy at 667-2467 ext. 231.

3.03.09 *_Bangor_* (6 sessions):  "Developing your Skills as a Parent 
Educator" will be offered by Louise Kirkland & Leslie Forstadt through 
the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office in Bangor.  You can 
register online at: www.umaine.edu/umcepenobscot/parenting.asp 
<http://www.umaine.edu/umcepenobscot/parenting.asp>  Please let others 
know-we are excited about convening a group of experienced and less 
experienced professionals or professionals-to-be to learn more about 
group facilitation and specific parenting curricula. Course fee is $60.

3.03-05.09 *_Augusta_* 8:30am-5:00pm:  "Harm Reduction & AIDS Prevention 
Training" at Augusta Civic Center.  This intensive workshop was 
developed to meet the specific needs of youth in high risk situations.  
Attendance at all 3 days is required, no charge for workshop.  
Registration deadline: 2.23.09, FMI. 795-4077.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Maine are gearing up again for their 
annual Bowl for Kids Sake eventj.  FMI, email bbbs at downeastmentor.org 
<mailto:bbbs at downeastmentor.org> or phone at 667-5304 or 800-492-5550 or 
see their website: www.downeastmentor.org 
<http://www.downeastmentor.org>.  . We'll send your "team captain" 
information, and enough pledge sheets for all your team members.

March 28 & 29, 2009 at Eastward Lanes in Ellsworth, and

March 28 & 29, 2009 at Family Fun Lanes in Bangor

April 4^th , 2009 in Machias

3.05.09 *_Machias_* 6:00pm-8:00pm:  "Sharing Books with Babies" with 
Megan London.  Reading to a baby is not about teaching vocabulary and 
even less as it is about teaching a baby how to read.  Sharing books 
with babies builds their brain power, helps them learn language, 
prepares them to be readers and creates a special time together.  $15 
fee.   FMI, contact Joy Crockett at 1-800-834-4378

3.07.09 *_Machias_* 9:00am-4:00pm:  FREE Childbirth Classes by certified 
childbirth educators at Down East Community Hospital.  FMI and 
registration, call Jane at 255-0438.  Boot Camp for Dads included in the 
day.

3.07.09 *_Unity_* 10:00am-3:30pm:  "Gaining Ground in Maine" workshop to 
protect farms and affordable farmland, presented at MOFGA Education 
Center, 294 Crosby Brook Rd., Unity.  FMI, Call 338-9509 or 
kate at earthlovers.org <mailto:kate at earthlovers.org>

3.08.09 *_Unity_* 9:00am-5:00pm:  "Introduction to Nonviolent 
Communication" workshop with Peggy Smith, presented at MOFGA Education 
Center, 294 Crosby Brook Rd., Unity.  FMI, Call Peggy at 789-5299 or 
www.nvc4me.com <http://www.nvc4me.com>

·         /3.08.09: International Women's Day:  FMI:  
_ _//http://www.internationalwomensday.com///_ _/

3.10.09 *_Ellsworth_* 6:00pm-8:00pm:  "Relatives as Parents" *FREE* 
Monthly Support Group will meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 
Downeast Health Services, 52 Christian Ridge Road, Ellsworth.  Whether 
grandparents (aunts, uncles, other family members) are the primary 
caregivers of the children living in their homes, or if a parent is also 
present (or perhaps an intermittent presence) they face a myriad of 
challenges.  Among the issues with which they must deal with are 
financial, legal, health (physical, mental health and insurance), 
housing, education, respite care, child rearing discipline, rules, 
boundaries, family communication and relationships, special needs of 
these children and social isolation.  Call Candy at 667-5304 ext. 261 FMI.

3.10.09 *_Portland_* 1:00pm-4:00pm */OR/* 6:00pm-9:00pm:  "Subtle 
Shifts, Real Results:  Get out of your own way and do what works" 
presented by Chris Trout at University of Southern Maine, Portland.  
$25-$35 fee.  Register online at http://store.strengthsinfocus.com

3.11.09 *_Machias_* 6:00pm-8:00pm (10 weeks):  "Curriculum and 
Development for Preschool-aged Children" presented by Linda Levesque.  
This curriculum is designed to introduce participants to planning, 
developing and implementing curriculum to meet the unique needs of 
preschoolers.  This core knowledge training will focus on working with 
the preschooler in family childcare setting.  Attention will be paid to 
planning environments that can double as a home while providing for 
safe, healthy and stimulating care, building long term relationships 
with parents, being a humane and responsive business, as well as other 
issues particular to being a family child care provider.  $25 fee.   
FMI, contact Joy Crockett at 1-800-834-4378

3.12.09 *_Ellsworth_* 9:30am-12:30pm (8 weeks):  "Creating Your Future", 
presented by Women Work & Community, 248 State Street, Ellsworth.  Want 
to plan your future, not just your next job?  You will explore your 
values and interests, uncover your transferable skills, look at the ways 
in which your job affects your personal finances, and find out what new 
skills, education, or training you may need to fulfill your life plan.  
Create a Lifelong Learning Plan that will encompass your career, 
educational, and financial goals.   FREE, pre-registration required.  
Contact Marty Duncan at 667-1834 or martha.duncan at maine.edu 
<mailto:martha.duncan at maine.edu>.  (8 weeks:  March 12 -- April 30th)

3.12.09 *_Bangor_* 8:30am-12:00noon:  "Demystifying the Annual Fund: Challenges & Opportunities, presented by Elena Brandt & Michael Barndollar at Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, 36 Pleasant Street, Bangor.  FMI, contact Wayne at 773-3254 x 100 or wriffin at civicleadership.org <mailto:wriffin at civicleadership.org>.  $70 fee.

3.12.09 *_Augusta_* 9:30am-12:30pm MAIN Statewide monthly meeting at Maine Equal Justice, 126 Sewall St., Augusta.  FMI, call Chris at MEJ 1-866-626-7059 ext. 204.

3.12.09 *_Machias_* 1:00pm-3:00pm "Down East Region Transition Advisory Council" meeting to be held at the CareerCenter conference room.  FMI.  Lori Joy, 963-5973 or ljoy at mainetransition.org <mailto:ljoy at mainetransition.org> 

3.12.09 *_Augusta_*:  The Maine Developmental Disabilities Council will 
host Advocacy Day at the Statehouse Welcome Center.  Everyone interested 
in learning about the legislative process and talking to your 
legislators about issues important to people with disabilities and their 
families is welcome!  FMI, contact Kathleen Young at 1-800-244-3990 or 
Kathleen.E.Young at maine.gov <mailto:Kathleen.E.Young at maine.gov>

3.13.09 *_Ellsworth_* 9:00am-11:00am:  "Communication Skills" workshop presented by Hancock County Higher Education Center and KidsPeace Institute, at 248 State Street (Mill Mall), Ellsworth, ME.  Through lecture, discussion, small group activity and practice sessions, we explore active listening skills, styles of giving and receiving feedback and conflict styles.  $30 Fee,pre-registration required, by calling 667-3897.

3.13.09 *_Augusta_* 8:00am-4:00pm:  "Improving Literacy through Community Collaborations" at the Augusta Civic Center.  FMI, visit www.mainefamilyliteracy.com <http://www.mainefamilyliteracy.com> 

_ _·         /March 15-21, 2009:  National Poison Prevention Week -- 
visit //www.poisonprevention.org/ <http://www.poisonprevention.org>/ 
FMI.  Poisonings are second only to motor vehicle crashes as a leading 
cause of unintentional injury death.The Home Safety Council has 
educational materials addressing poison prevention.  FMI 
--/http://www.homesafetycouncil.org/expert_network/en_literacy_w001.aspx //

3.13-15.09 *_Ellsworth_* weekend:  "Introduction to Nonviolent 
Communication" workshop with Peggy Smith at Evergreen Home Solutions, 
403 High Street, Ellsworth.  FMI, Call Peggy at 789-5299 or 
www.nvc4me.com <http://www.nvc4me.com>

3.17.09 *_Bangor_* 6:00pm-7:30pm:  "Positive Behavioral Supports:  Self-Preservation and Success in Parenting Children with Behavioral Health Needs" facilitated by Diane Bouffard, Regional Parent Support Coordinator at WINGS, 900 Hammond Street, Bangor.    This workshop will offer a framework to understand the nature of your child's behavior and methods to flexibly respond to the needs your child presents.  Workshops are free to parents/guardians of children with emotional and behavioral health needs.  Professionals $10 fee, or free if you bring a parent.  

3.19.09 *_Augusta_* 8:30am-3:30pm:  Maine Women's Policy Center hosts Girls' Day at the State Capitol, bringing 100 girls to show them the legislative process and how young women can be involved in it, Call 622-0851 or www.mainewomen.org <http://www.mainewomen.org> FMI.

3.20.09 *_Ellsworth_* 9:00am-11:00am:  "Sticks and Stones: Intervention 
Strategies for Manipulative Friendships" workshop presented by Hancock 
County Higher Education Center and KidsPeace Institute, at 248 State 
Street (Mill Mall), Ellsworth, ME.  Have you ever heard someone say, 
"Kids can be so cruel"?  Relational aggression, a form of bullying, is a 
silent epidemic among children.  Caregivers and parents should have some 
basic skills for intervening with bullies and victims as individuals and 
in groups.  $30 Fee, pre-registration required, by calling 667-3897.

3.20.09 *_Ellsworth_* 6:30pm-9:00pm:  Down East Family YMCA School Dance 
for teens in grades 6-8 only in the Y Gym, Ellsworth.  $5 fee. 

3.20.09 *_Ellsworth_* 7:00pm:  The Vagina Monologues" at The Maine 
Grind, 192 Main Street, Ellsworth.  $10 tickets benefit Next Step 
Domestic Violence Agency & Downeast Sexual Assault Services.

3.21.09 *_Augusta_* 2:00pm-4:00pm:  20^th Annual Maine Women's Hall of 
Fame Celebration" and Silver Tea to honor inductee to the Maine Women's 
Hall of Fame.  This year honoring Sharon Barker, Director, Women's 
Resource Center, University of Maine, Orono, ME.  RSVP by 3.10.09, Sally 
Ann Parks, 453-6004.

3.21.09 *_Ellsworth_* 7:00pm:  The Vagina Monologues" at The Maine 
Grind, 192 Main Street, Ellsworth.  $10 tickets benefit Next Step 
Domestic Violence Agency & Downeast Sexual Assault Services.

3.21.09 *_Unity_* 10:00am-3:o0pm:  "Organic Orchard Workshop" (pruning 
and caring for fruit trees), presented at MOFGA Education Center, 294 
Crosby Brook Rd., Unity.  FMI, Call 568-4142 or www.mofga.org 
<http://www.mofga.org>

3.22.09 *_Ellsworth_* 2:00pm:  The Vagina Monologues" at The Maine 
Grind, 192 Main Street, Ellsworth.  $10 tickets benefit Next Step 
Domestic Violence Agency & Downeast Sexual Assault Services.

3.24.09 *_Ellsworth:_* Annual Trooper Relay to kick-off Strengthening 
Maine's Families through Communities at Down East Family YMCA.  
Activities will be presented in collaboration with the Hancock County 
Children's Council, a program of Downeast Health Services Inc., and the 
Maine State Police. 

3.25.09 *_Lubec_* 8:00am-2:00pm (snow date April 11^th ):  "*Partnering 
for Change:  *A Training for Youth & Adults Transforming Their 
Communities" at Cobscook Community Learning Center.  This training will 
provide you with a deeper understanding of why youth and adult 
partnerships are important and how you can build effective youth and 
adult teams to accomplish common goals.  Any youth in grade 9-12 and any 
adult who supports youth or wants to learn more about youth involvement 
is invited to attend.  Participants will gain tips for sharing and 
balancing power, strategies for handling conflict, new insight into 
group dynamics and a deeper appreciation for the power of youth and 
adults working together.  $60 for adults, $15 for youth.  Fore more 
details and registration information, please download the full training 
brochure 
<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001RPwcViQkGgO0CkAGetb8pI03KBPHA-j7GOakvoQotw-sIiB_xNwZhLknR30LS4VNBjxbg1sYl2Q0qBgDf4IcCiSVBPtYq4WIYDYzYU0HjAmtXOXwaSatvtwdSb3V-tr9UbZO7oG0VGLN_VbVuW5ugpor7MPN1IcWHJMaGrlxMYaYEvN4RDlpVQ==>, 
or contact Chris Gorman at 553-5918 or cgorman at propeople.org 
<mailto:cgorman at propeople.org>.

3.26.09 *_Augusta_*:  The Maine Developmental Disabilities Council will 
host Advocacy Day at the Statehouse Welcome Center.  Everyone interested 
in learning about the legislative process and talking to your 
legislators about issues important to people with disabilities and their 
families is welcome!  FMI, contact Kathleen Young at 1-800-244-3990 or 
Kathleen.E.Young at maine.gov <mailto:Kathleen.E.Young at maine.gov>

3.27.09 *_Ellsworth_* 10:30am-12:30pm:  "Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):  What Is It and How Parents Can Be Involved" with guest speaker Renee Taplin, LCSW, presented by GEAR Parent Network and KidsPeace at 16 KidsPeace Way, Ellsworth.  Workshops are free to all parents/guardians of children with emotional and behavioral health needs.  FMI, call 1-800-264-9224.

3.27.09 *_Ellsworth_* 9:00am-11:00am:  "Kids These Days:  Understanding Development, Stressors and High Risk Behaviors Among Teen Youth" workshop presented by Hancock County Higher Education Center and KidsPeace Institute, at 248 State Street (Mill Mall), Ellsworth, ME.  Feel behind the times?  Does it seem lik you can't keep up with the risks kids are taking from year to year?  This workshop provides an in-depth look at teens and stays up to date with some of the most current behaviors in which youth are engaging.  $30 Fee, pre-registration required, by calling 667-3897.

3.27.09 (rescheduled from 12.12.08) *_Bangor_* 9:00am-4:00pm:  "From Victim to Survivor:  Treatment of PTSD in Adulthood" presented by Elizabeth Hess, Ph.D. at Spectacular Event Center, Bangor.  $20 for PCCDDC members, $55 for non-members.  FMI:  http://www.neias.org/SATAdcal.html#PTSDADULTHOOD 

3.27.09 *_Portland_* 8:00am-4:00pm:  Hardy Girls presents "Cultivating Hardiness Zones" at University of Southern Maine.  Join us for this groundbreaking training and find out how we can all create a better world for girls.Registration fee is $175 before March 9th; $190 afterward. Partial scholarships are available.  FMI, visit our website (www.hghw.org <http://e2ma.net/go/1715042769/1560451/57412979/goto:http:/www.hghw.org/>) or contact Hardy Girls Healthy Women (207) 861-8131 or info at hghw.org <mailto:info at hghw.org?subject=Cultivating%20Hardiness%20Zones%20Training>.  

3.28.09:  *_Unity_*:  4^th  Annual Local & Sustainable Food Conference, presented at the Unity Center for the Performing Arts.  FMI, call 692-2571 or bob at foodformainesfuture.org or www.foodformainesfuture.org <http://www.foodformainesfuture.org> .


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