[HCCN] DE Health Children's Council December calendar

Candy Eaton children at downeasthealth.org
Tue Nov 24 15:06:46 EST 2009

Hi All -- /please let me know if you wish to have your name removed from 
this distribution list.
The *December 2009* calendar will soon be posted to our website at 
www.downeasthealth.org.  The complete 14 page calendar may be accessed 
online, which includes ongoing activities, support and workshops.  You 
will also find recommendations for reducing stress during the holiday 

Below, you will find some activities to get you started.  Please do not 
hesitate to ask for a printable version of the complete calendar 
including recurring weekly & monthly events throughout our area.

Thanks for sharing this information with your friends, clients, 
colleagues and community.  Wishing you a wonderful day of Thanksgiving!  
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>



/Mondays:  /*_Ellsworth _*10:00am-11:30am:  Hancock County Children's 
Council presents "Mommy and ME" weekly group for Moms and their babies 
(newborn to one year) at Downeast Health Services, 52 Christian Ridge 
Road, Ellsworth.  Facilitated by Barbara Seura, come meet other mothers 
(first-time or experienced) and their babies for 6 weeks of weekly fun 
and tips to develop healthy strong bonds between you and your new baby.  
FMI, call Candy at 667-5304 ext. 261 to register for this FREE activity.



·         /Substance Abuse Prevention Month -- FMI //www.health.org/ 

·         /12/01 World AIDS Day /

·         /12/21 Winter Solstice -- the first day of winter/

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12.01.09 *_Sullivan_* 5:30pm-7:30pm:  FREE Family Potluck and Holiday 
card-making event for families with children newborn to 8 years old, to 
be held at Sumner Adult Learning Center, 2456 US Highway 1, Sullivan.  
FMI: 422-3889. Reservations are requested by not required.


12.02.09 *_Sullivan_* 5:00pm-7:00pm (3 Wednesday evenings):  Keeping 
Kids Safe Online, presented by Adult Learning Center, Sullivan.  Call 
422-9100 to register and FMI.


12.02.09 *_Ellsworth_* 6:30pm:  Annual Ellsworth High School Financial 
Aid Night in the high school cafeteria.  Bruce Hazen, director of 
financial aid at the College of the Atlantic, will discuss the FAFSA, 
SAR and EFC.  Those attending will learn about the process of letting 
colleges know that you are interested in financial assistance.  Find out 
why filing your federal financial aid form is easier done 
electronically.  Listen to timely tips for moving smoothly from high 
school senior to fiscally responsible college student.  Evening is open 
to everyone, parents and students of any age and in any grade.   A 
variety of handouts will be available for at-home use.  Pizza, salad & 
beverages will be provided from 6:00-6:30pm.  FMI, call 667-8892.


12.02.09 *_Bucksport_* 6:00pm:  Bucksport PTO presents "Understanding 
Sibling Relationships" with Candy Eaton, Hancock County Children's 
Council, at their monthly meeting in Miles Lane School Library.   Any 
household with more than one child is familiar with the sounds of 
sibling rivalry.  Rivalry can range from "who gets the biggest piece" 
arguments to free-for-all brawls in some families.  This discussion 
focuses on building strong sibling relationships.  Parents and other 
caregivers will understand the reasons for sibling rivalry and will 
learn ways to reduce fighting among siblings.  Learn to let your 
children express their feelings, avoid comparing them, and trust each 
child as an individual.  Remember that when you help your children get 
along better, you are preparing them for important relationships in the 
future with co-workers, spouses and even their own children.


12.03.09 *_Bangor_* 8:00am-3:30pm:  Suicide and Violence Prevention 
Gatekeeper Training, sponsored by Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program 
at Husson College, One College Circle, Bangor.  This workshop is an 
introduction to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention 
information. The focus is on the use of basic suicide intervention 
skills rather than in-depth assessment or counseling skills to use with 
suicidal people. Professional "backup" in support of Gatekeepers is 
absolutely critical.  Fee: $50.00 Registration Required:  
www.mcdregistration.org <http://www.mcdregistration.org>.  FMI:  Contact 
Joanne DeCampos, 622-7566 x 202; email: jdecampos at mcd.org 
<mailto:jdecampos at mcd.org>


12.03.09 *_Bucksport_* 6:00pm-8:00pm:  Maine Parent Federation presents 
an "Autism Awareness Program" with State Trooper Matt Brown at Bucksport 
Performing Arts Center for public safety, teachers, parents.  FMI and 
registration, contact April MacLelland at 266-3089 or email:  
amaclelland at mpf.org <mailto:amaclelland at mpf.org>


12.03-04.09 *_Orono_* (2 days):  Quality Employment Supports for 
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, presented at Wells 
Conference Center, Orono.


12.04.09 *_Bangor_*:  "Understanding and Confronting Ethical Challenges: 
Improving Practice & Care, presented by Daniel B. Jacobs, Ed.M., Psy.D., 
MBA, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor.  FMI, to download brochure or to 
register online:  http://www.neias.org/SATAdcal.html#PCDDCETHICS


12.05.09 *_Auburn_* 9:00am-2:00pm:   "Holiday Festival for Children 
2009" at St. Dominic Regional High School, 121 Gracelawn Ave., Auburn, 
ME.    FMI:  783-3990.


12.08.09 *_Ellsworth_* 9:00am-12noon:  FREE */"Recognizing Signs of 
Stress in Families"/* training for mandated reporters of suspected child 
abuse and neglect presented by the Hancock County Children's Council.  
The training will help you understand the role of mandated reporters, 
recognizing child abuse and neglect, responding to disclosures of abuse 
and neglect, how to make a report, DHHS CPS process and the linkage of 
child abuse and animal abuse.  Limit 15.  To register & FMI, please call 
Candy at 667-5304 x 261.


12.08.09  *_Ellsworth_* 6:00pm-8:00pm:  Hancock County Children's 
Council "Relatives as Parents" *FREE* Monthly Support Group at Downeast 
Health Services, 52 Christian Ridge Road, Ellsworth.  Call Candy at 
667-5304 ext. 261 FMI & to register.


12.09.09 *_Blue Hill_* 6:30pm:  "Breaking the Silence" will host an 
informational session on "Keeping our Kids Safe" at the Blue Hill 
Congregational Church. Mary Kellett, Assistant District Attorney in 
Hancock County, will speak and answer questions. The public is invited 
to attend. Mary Kellett graduated from George Stevens Academy & rec'd 
her BA from Yale University & law degree from the UMaine Law School. For 
more information, call 667-4580.


12.11.09 *_Ellsworth_* 1:00pm-5:00pm:  "Keep ME Warm" training at 
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth.  
FREE, but pre-registration required by calling 667-8212.

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