[HCCN] DE Children's Council NOV 2009 calendar

Candy Eaton children at downeasthealth.org
Thu Oct 29 10:05:56 EDT 2009


Hi All --

The *November 2009* calendar will soon be posted to our website at 
www.downeasthealth.org.  The complete 16 page calendar may be accessed 
online, which includes ongoing activities, support and workshops.  
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 spooky halloween!  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.

  

Dial 2-1-1 from any landline or go online www.211maine.org 
<http://www.211maine.org> to get connected or get answers about 
community resources and services.

"Let's Talk 30 Day Challenge" October 15^th -- November 15^th , 2009:  
Win $50 for a fun family activity of your choice.  To celebrate "Let's 
Talk Month", the Women and Adolescent team at Downeast Health Services 
has developed a contest to get families talking.  Stop by any office of 
Downeast Health Services to pickup your packet of suggestions for 
activities and reasons why it is important for parents and kids to talk 
and spend time together.  Send in your entry form explaining which 
activity you chose, and the team will choose the best entry.

*_ _*

 _NOVEMBER  is:_

·         /National Adoption Month -- FMI, contact Adoptive and Foster 
Families of Maine, Inc. (AFFM) at 1-800-833-9786 or visit 
//www.affm.net/ <http://www.affm.net>/. /__

·         /National Diabetes Month -- FMI, visit //www.diabetes.org/ 
<http://www.diabetes.org>/ /__

·         /National Family Caregivers Month -- FMI, visit 
//www.thefamilycaregiver.org/ <http://www.thefamilycaregiver.org>/ /__

·         /National Runaway Prevention Month -- FMI visit 
//www.nrscrisisline.org/ <http://www.nrscrisisline.org>/ /__

/_ _/

*11.03.09 ELECTION DAY -- Please VOTE FOR YOUR Kids -- *FMI:  
www.everychildmatters.org <http://www.everychildmatters.org>

11.03.09 *_Sullivan_* 5:30pm-7:30pm:  FREE Workshop -- "Family Reading 
Strategies" -- As parents we all have strengths to share with our 
children.  Come to an informal workshop to learn some tips on using the 
five literacy strategies-phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, 
fluency, and comprehension so you can support your children as confident 
readers.  Presented by Sumner Adult Education / Adult Learning Center, 
located in the Town Hall, 1888 US Highway 1, Sullivan.  FMI & 
registration:  Call 422-3889.

 

11.04.09 *_Bangor_* 9:00am-4:00pm:  "Ethics -- Making the Right 
Decisions for Substance Abuse and other Mental Health Professionals" 
presented by Michele Hylen, LCSW, CCS.  Fee $35.00.  Download brochure 
or register online at http://www.neias.org/SATAdcal.html#ETHICS

 

11.04.09 *_Machias_* 9am-noon & 1pm-4pm: 4 Skillbuilder non-profit 
workshops available:  "Planned Giving: An overview and Tales from the 
Trenches" or "How to Carry Out a Feasibility Study that Works for your 
Organization" in the morning; and "What Does Governance Have to Do with 
Marketing Your Non-profit?" or "Collaborations vs. Mergers" in the 
afternoon at Helen's Restaurant, Machias.  FMI:  www.nonprofit.org 
<http://www.nonprofit.org>

 

11.05.09 *_Ellsworth_* 6:00pm-8:30pm:  "Attachment and the Love 
Languages of Children" presented by Special Children's Friends and Child 
Care Opportunities RDC at St. Andrews Church, Route One, Ellsworth.   
This FREE workshop with Carole Pascale and Joy Crockett gives 
participants a look at the various ways a child expresses love and the 
importance of attachments. Learn ways to encourage attunement and what 
to do when attachment goes wrong. Pre-registration is required by 
calling Joy at 667-2467.  

 

/Save the Date/ 11.04.09 *_WEBINAR_* 2:00pm-4:00pm:  Teen Dating 
Violence:  CDC's Division of Injury Response is collaborating with 
STIPDA and CDC's Division of Violence Prevention.


11.06.09 *_Unity_*: "To a Higher Degree IV" Engaging Boys in School -- a 
conference sponsored by the Maine Boys Network at Unity College.  FMI:   
www.boysconference.org <http://www.boysconference.org> or 207-774-9994.

11.06.09 *_Augusta_* (9:00am-4:00pm):  MAIN Annual Conference, "Whose 
House? OUR House! Back to Basics" State House, Augusta.  Learn how to 
speak and write what's on your mind! Whether you're dealing with 
friends, working with community members or lobbying public policy 
makers, there are many tools that will help you stand up for yourself 
and others in your personal life and in your wider community.  FMI: 
866-626-7059.  To Register:  www.peacebreadjustice.org 
<http://www.peacebreadjustice.org>

11.06.09 *_Bangor_*:  Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse's 3^rd 
Annual Prevention Convention with keynote speaker Kim Laramy from ETHOS 
Marketing "Telling Your Story: The Power of Prevention".  There will be 
a variety of presentations and an afternoon workshop regarding new 
Liquor Laws and statewide strategies.  Brochure & registration on 
website.  http://www.masap.org/site/prevention.asp

11.07.09 *_Augusta_* 9:00am-4:00pm:  Maine Homeless Veterans Stand-Down 
to be held at Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Togus Hospital, Augusta, ME.  
(registration limited to 9:00am-11:00am).  Available to you:  Clothing, 
Footwear, Toiletries, Legal Information, Great Food, Medical Screening, 
Haircuts, Foodstamps, MaineCare, Reading Glasses, Social & Community 
Services, Veterans Benefits Counselors, Employment Opportunities, 
Housing information and much more.  FMI, call 623-8411, ext. 4344

11.08.09 *_Bangor_* 9:00am-5:00pm:  "Growing Peace within Me and the 
World" workshop on nonviolent communication with Peggy Smith, at 
Families & Children Together, 304 Hancock Street, Bangor.  FMI, call 
Barbara Kates at 947-6858 or email brittzedek at gmail.com 
<mailto:brittzedek at gmail.com>

11.10.09 *_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.  Special showing of DVD /"Maine Grandfamilies"/

11.10.09 *_Trenton_* 6:00pm-8:30pm:  A Call to Men is holding an event 
with the movie "Breaking Out of the Man Box" at Faith Community 
Fellowship, Bar Harbor Road, Trenton.  Pizza & popcorn will be served 
during the movie, followed by a discussion panel, moderated by DJ Bill 
DaButler, on how Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault impacts 
professions in Hancock County. FMI, call the Next Step DV Project at 
667-0176. 

11.10.09 *_Bangor_* 6:00pm-7:30pm:  Free Infant & Toddler Development 
presentations at Penobscot County Cooperative Extension Office, 307 
Maine Ave., Bangor.  Topics include:  Safe Sleeping & the Importance of 
Bedtime Routines; Obesity in Early Childhood & Appropriate Nutrition; 
and Toilet Training.  Offered by UMaine students & Umaine Cooperative 
Extension.  Light snack provided.  To register, call Leslie at 207-581-3487.

11.11.09 *_Holden_* 7:00pm-9:00pm:  FREE Legal Affairs Workshop Series 
for Families and Guardians of People with Disabilities -- Workshop #1:   
Special Needs Trusts.  If you currently provide care or support for a 
loved one with special needs (such as mental or physical disabilities), 
you must have worried about what may happen to them when you are no 
longer able to provide that care and support.   Space is limited to 30.  
Call 843-5104 to reserve your space and assist in workshop 
preparations.  Light refreshments will be served.

11.12.09 *WEBINAR* (2:00pm ET):  "Safe & Sound:  How to Prevent 
Medication Mishaps" presented by National Family Caregivers 
Association.  To sign up for the 2009 teleclass/webinar send an email to:
teleclass at thefamilycaregiver.org 
<mailto:teleclass at thefamilycaregiver.org>or call 800-896-3650 and 
provide us with your email address or postal address. NFCA will send you 
the registration information as soon as it is available. The 
teleclass/webinar is FREE to all family caregivers.

11.12.09 *_Orono_* 6:00pm-7:30pm:  Free Infant & Toddler Development 
presentations at Merrill Hall, Room 114, University of Maine Orono 
campus.  Topics include:  Television & Young Children's Development; 
Appropriate Guidance and Discipline; and Literacy & the Youngest Child.  
Offered by UMaine students & UMaine Cooperative Extension.  Light snack 
provided.  To register, call Leslie at 207-581-3487.

/11.15.09 *_Trenton_* 10:30am-5:00pm:  Christmas for Families annual 
fundraising event at American Legion Post 207, Bar Harbor Rd.  Donations 
at the door -- music (7 groups), food, raffles, fun.   FMI, call 667-9918./


11.12.09 & 11.19.09 *_Sullivan_* (6:00pm-9:00pm):  "Getting Started in 
Family Child Care (Part 2) (6hrs) with Faith Perkins.  This training 
introduces the aspects of child development, health and safety and 
curriculum as well as professional development in a family childcare 
setting. This revised curriculum identifies the many resources needed to 
support the family childcare provider in their professional journey in 
working with children and their families in their care.  Cost: $15.00, 
preregistration is required, contact Joy at joyc at childandfamilyopp.com 
<mailto:joyc at childandfamilyopp.com> or 1-800-834-4378.

11.12.09 & 11.19.09 *_Ellsworth_* (6:00pm-9:00pm):  Weaving Diversity 
into Our Work with Children and Families (6 Hrs) with Hector Sapien at 
Child Care Opportunities, 18 Avery, Ellsworth.  Participants will 
explore personal memories, be introduced to concepts of the cultural 
lens and anti-bias approach, and practice responses using work-based 
scenarios. Cost: $15.00, preregistration is required, contact Joy at 
joyc at childandfamilyopp.com <mailto:joyc at childandfamilyopp.com> or 
1-800-834-4378.

11.16.09 *_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.

 

11.18.09 *_Ellsworth_* 6:00pm-8:00pm:  "National Families Week:  Working 
Together -- Providers and Families", presented by Rachael Tyler, LCSW 
and Cindy Seekins, at KidsPeace, 16 Kidspeace Way, Ellsworth.  To 
register, call 800-264-9224.  Workshop listings & registration forms are 
also located at www.gearparentnetwork.com 
<http://www.gearparentnetwork.com>.  All workshops are free to parents / 
grandparents / caregivers of children with emotional or behavioral 
health concerns.

 

11.20.09 *_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.

 
11.20.09 *_Ellsworth_* 10:30am-12:30pm:  "National Families Week:  
Working Together -- Providers and Families", presented by Rachael Tyler, 
LCSW and Cindy Seekins, at KidsPeace, 16 Kidspeace Way, Ellsworth.  To 
register, call 800-264-9224.  Workshop listings & registration forms are 
also located at www.gearparentnetwork.com 
<http://www.gearparentnetwork.com>.  All workshops are free to parents / 
grandparents / caregivers of children with emotional or behavioral 
health concerns.

11.20.09 *Blue Hill *7:00pm:  "Hidden in Plain Sight" film presented by 
Peninsula Peace & Justice at Blue Hill Library.  FMI, call 326-4405.  
FREE and open to the public.

 

11.20.09 Belfast "Suicide Assessment for Clinicians" is a daylong 
workshop designed to prepare a new or seasoned therapist to understand 
the risk of suicide in a variety of populations and how to approach and 
complete an effective suicide risk assessment.  Please register by 
following the link below to reserve your spot.

*Belfast *http://mcdregistration.org/signup.asp?ID=173

 

11.21.09 *_Waterville_* 8:00am-4:00pm:   "Life After High School" -- 
preparing students with disabilities for transition to adulthood, 
presented by LDA of Maine at Thomas College, Waterville.  Keynote 
presenter will be Dr. Arlyn Roffman, Ph.D.  FMI or registration, call 
1-877-208-4029, or www.LDFAme.org <http://www.LDFAme.org>

 



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