[HCCN] DE Health Children's Council December calendar
children at downeasthealth.org
Tue Nov 24 15:06:46 EST 2009
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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!
/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 _
/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/
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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