[HCCN] DE Health Children's Council APRIL calendar

Candy Eaton children at downeasthealth.org
Mon Apr 5 10:09:05 EDT 2010


Hi ALL  --

April is Prevent Child Abuse month and there are many activities and 
resources available for families during the next 4 weeks.  Below are 
some activities to get you started.

Our printable calendar is available on our website at 
www.downeasthealth.org  and please check for updates throughout the 
month.  As always, do not hesitate to ask questions or seek additional 
information.  Thank you for sharing this information with your friends, 
clients & colleagues.

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>

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_FAMILY SUPPORT, EDUCATION & WORKSHOPS _

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

_APRIL 2010:_

4.01.10 *_Various Locations_*:  "Grown Your Own Organic Garden" evening 
courses throughout Maine.  Contact MOFGA, 568-4142 or www.mofga.org 
<http://www.mofga.org> FMI.

4.03.10 *_Portland_* 8:30am-2:15pm:  Raising Boys to Men:  Supporting 
Mothers Conference at the University of New England, Portland Campus.  
Visit www.boysconference.org <http://www.boysconference.org> for more 
details.

4.05.10 *_Milbridge_* 6:00pm-7:30pm (6 weeks):  "Caregiver Support 
Group" presented by Fran Bodelll, LCSW, at the Women's Health Resource 
Library, 24 School Street, Milbridge.  FREE.  Caring for an aging, 
chronically or terminally ill family member is a challenge in balancing 
time, resources, energy and feelings.  This group will provide a 
supportive place to explore caregiver issues and share experiences, 
strategies and resources.  Weekly topics will focus on common concerns 
of family caregivers.  Anyone caring for a parent or spouse is invited 
to join -- groupo is limited to 12 participants.  Session topics:  
Changing Roles and Relationships, Dealing with Feelings, Disease, 
Depression and Dementia, Care for the Caregiver, Communication 
challenges and Decision Making and Planning.  FMI and to register, 
contact Sumner Adult Ed at 422-4794 or register Online at 
www.sumner.maineadulted.org <http://www.sumner.maineadulted.org>

4.08.10 _Bangor_ 9:00am-noon:  "Survival of the Nonprofit:  What Board 
Members Can Do in Changing Times" presented by Institute for civic 
Leadership.  FMI, contact Shawn Hunt at 773-3254 x 100.

4.08.10 *_Augusta_* 10:00am-12:30pm:  MAIN monthly meeting at Equal 
Justice Partners, 126 Sewall Street, Augusta.  FMI, call Barbara Rankins 
513-6292 or www.peacebreadjustice.org.

4.08.10 & 4.14.10 *_Sullivan_* 6:00pm-9:00pm (6 hours):  "Getting 
Started in Family Child Care (Part A)" presented by Faith Perkins at 
Sumner Memorial High School, Room #2, Sullivan.  This training 
introduces aspects of opening up a family child care business in the 
home & required by DHHS.  Revised curriculum identifies and provides a 
full array of resources to aid providers in establishing a successful 
and organized in-home business.  $10 check payable to Child & Family 
Opportunities required at first session.  FMI and to register, contact 
Sumner Adult Ed at 422-4794 or register Online at 
www.sumner.maineadulted.org <http://www.sumner.maineadulted.org>

4.09.10 *_Augusta_*:   Beyond the Basics of Suicide Prevention VI at 
Augusta Civic Center.  Registration $75; $10 late fee after 3.26.10.  
online http://www.mcdregistration.org/registrations.asp.  FMI, call 
Joanne De Campos at 622-7566 ext. 202 or jdecampos at mcd.org 
<mailto:jdecampos at mcd.org>

 

4.10.10 *_Sullivan_* 7:30am-3:00pm:  2010 Bi-County Early Care & 
Education Conference at Sumner Memorial High School, Sullivan.  FMI and 
payment of registration, contact Joy at 667-2467, ext. 231.

 

4.10.10:  *_Unity_* 8:00am-2:00pm:  Rural Living Day with various 
workshops on rural living and food production / preservation at Unity 
College.  Call Sonia 1-800-287-1426 FMI.

 

4.12.10 *_Ellsworth_* 11:30am-2:00pm:  "Hancock County Business Leaders 
Economic Summit on Early Childhood" at Hancock County Technical Center, 
112 Boggy Brook Rd., Ellsworth.  This free lunch meeting will frame the 
economics of early childhood in a meaningful way and begin the process 
of developing solutions for Hancock County's entire business community.  
Please RSVP by Friday, *April 2^nd * to Karen Tolstrup at United Way, 
941-2800.


4.12.10 *_Ellsworth_* 6:00pm-8:00pm:  "Keeping Our Mind Sharp As We Age" 
presented by Sally Smith at Ellsworth High School. Does everyone forget 
more as we grow older?  What are specific strategies for keeping our 
mind sharp as we age?.  The program will provide tips for keeping our 
minds sharp and will also explain when memory loss can be the symptom of 
a more serious condition.  If you cannot attend, please call the 
Alzheimer's Association at 1-800-660-2871 FMI. Call Ellsworth Adult 
Education 667-6499 or Register online for FREE workshop, 
www.ellsworth.maineadulted.org <http://www.ellsworth.maineadulted.org>.


4.13.10 *_Ellsworth_* 6:00pm-8:00pm:  (EVENING) 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. 


4.13.10 *_Augusta_* 8:00am-2:30pm:  "Professional Wellness" workshop 
with Marjorie Withers at Augusta Civic Center.  To Register email 
Lorinda Joy ljoy at mainetransition.org <mailto:ljoy at mainetransition.org> 
or Nancy Drake nancy.drake at maine.gov

 

4.13.10 *_Milbridge_* 6:00pm-7:30pm (3 weeks):  "Menopause Support Group 
-- Surviving "The Change"" presented by Chris Kuhni, NP, at the Women's 
Health Resource Library, 24 School Street, Milbridge.  FREE.  Whether 
you are preparing for "the change" or are already in the midst of it, 
information about menopause can be confusing.  Should you take 
hormones?  Can you prevent bone loss?  This group will meet, learn and 
share experiences once a week for 3 weeks.  FMI and to register, contact 
Sumner Adult Ed at 422-4794 or register Online at 
www.sumner.maineadulted.org <http://www.sumner.maineadulted.org>

4.14.10 *_Ellsworth_* 10:30am-12:30pm:  (DAYTIME) 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. 

4.14.10-6.02.10 *_Bar Harbor_* 6:00pm-9:00pm:  "Maine's Early Childhood 
Guidelines" (30 hours, Tuesdays) presented by Hector Sapien at Kids 
Corner, Bar Harbor.  This course will orient you to the Guidelines and 
help you integrate them into your curriculum, and adapt them for 
children with special needs.  Observation and authentic assessment are 
key components.  FEE:  $15. FMI contact Joy Crockett, 667-2467.

4.15.10 *_Bucksport_* 5:45pm:  HOME Inc.'s 40^th anniversary dinner / 
celebration at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, Bucksport.  FMI, call 
HOME 469-7961 or www.homecoop.net <http://www.homecoop.net>

4.16.10 *_Bangor_* 8:00am-4:00pm:  The Acadia Hospital Aware Conference 
-- Early Detection, Characteristics, and Treatment of Psychosis, at the 
Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor.  FMI, call 973-6824 or hking at emh.org 
<mailto:hking at emh.org>

4.17-19.10 *_Turner:_*  10^th annual Youth Activism Gathering, Turner 
Grange, Route 117, Turner.  FMI, contact Ariel, arielhp at riseup.net 
<mailto:arielhp at riseup.net>

 

4.22.10 *_Ellsworth_* 9:00am-10:30am:  Down East Partners for Children & 
Families monthly meeting at Ellsworth City Hall.  Susan Savell, Maine 
Communities for Children & Youth will update participants on the Assets 
Getting to Outcomes project in Maine.  FMI, contact Cathy Jacobs at 
667-5304 ext. 225

 

4.23.10 *_Ellsworth_* 10:30am-12:30pm: "What is Collaborative Problem 
Solving?" presented by Judy Fortin, LCSW at KidsPeace, 16 KidsPeace Way, 
Ellsworth.  Workshops are free to all parents, caregivers & educators of 
children with emotional and behavioral health concerns.  Register with 
Judy Somers at 943-0908.


4.24.10 *_Orono_*:  16^th annual HOPE (Help Organize Peace Earthwide) 
Festival, sponsored by the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine on 
Earth Day.  FMI, call 942-9343 or http://peacectr.org

 

4.24.10 *_Ellsworth_* 9:30am-10:30am:  Special Children's Friends 
monthly Saturday support group for parents / grandparents / guardians of 
kids with autism facilitated by SCF case managers.  FMI, call 667-2430.

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4.27.10 *_Ellsworth_* 6:00pm-9:30pm:  "Transporting Children Safely in 
Child Care" presented by Staci Fortunato at Child Care Opportunities, 
Ellsworth.  This workshop is designed for licensed child care providers 
who transport children on a regular basis and will cover appropriate 
selection and installation of child safety seats, liability and policy 
issues, and individual program needs.  FEE:  $15. FMI contact Joy 
Crockett, 667-2467.

 

4.28.10 *_Belfast_* 8:00am-2:30pm:  "Working with Children with 
Challenging Behaviors", presented by Marjorie Withers, LCPC at the 
University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Belfast.  FREE workshop, lunch 
included, contact hours available.  Contact Lori Joy, 963-5973 or email 
ljoy at mainetransition.org <mailto:ljoy at mainetransition.org> to register.  
FMI, contact nancy.drake at maine.gov <mailto:nancy.drake at maine.gov> or 
255-3625.

4.28.10 & 5.06.10 *_Sullivan_* 6:00pm-9:00pm (6 hours):  "Getting 
Started in Family Child Care (Part B)" presented by Faith Perkins at 
Sumner Memorial High School, Room #2, Sullivan.  Companion to Part 1 
(4.08.10 above).  FMI and to register, contact Sumner Adult Ed at 
422-4794 or register Online at www.sumner.maineadulted.org 
<http://www.sumner.maineadulted.org>

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4.29.10 *_Machias_* 6:00pm-8:00pm:  "To Spank or Not to Spank", 
presented by Linda Levesque at the Machias High School.  This will be a 
discussion about ages and stages of healthy sexual development in young 
children.  What does spanking accomplish?  What are alternatives to 
spanking?  This will be a discussion about effective discipline for 
young children.  Pre-registration is required by contacting Denise York 
546-7544 x 3349 or dyork at whcacap.org <mailto:dyork at whcacap.org>.  This 
is the final evening in a series of workshops for parents of young 
children, sponsored by Washington County Council to Prevent Child Abuse 
and Neglect, a program of WHCA.

4.29.10 *_Bangor_* 9:00am-4:00pm:  The Linkage Project presents "AniCare 
-- assessment and treatment of people who abuse animals" at Penquis 
Center, 262 Harlow Street, Bangor.  $65.00 fee includes handbook 
provided in advance.  FMI, contact Tonya DiMillo, 874-1175 ext. 6042.  
Register online at 
https://youthalternatives.ejoinme.org/MyPages/TuitionPage/tabid/11916/Default.aspx 


 

/Contact the Hancock County Children's Council for your 2010 Community 
Resource Packet.  This publication suggests strategies and provides 
numerous resources for building the protective factors associated with 
child abuse prevention.  The goals of the packet are to:/

·         /Promote five protective factors that research has shown to 
reduce the risk of child abuse & neglect/

·         /Encourage service providers to engage and partner with parents/

·         /Provide suggestions for community-wide efforts to raise 
awareness of the importance of strengthening families./

/These protective factors increase the capacity of parents, caregivers, 
and communities to protect, nurture and promote the healthy development 
of children.  /

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