[HCCN] DE Health Children's Council December Calendar

Candy Eaton children at downeasthealth.org
Tue Nov 30 11:30:06 EST 2010


Hi All --  Happy Holidays to everyone!

The monthly calendar will soon be updated on our website at 
www.downeasthealth.org.  You'll find education and support opportunities 
offered through Downeast Health Services on the first page.   Other 
training opportunities are listed by date, followed by recurring weekly, 
bi-weekly, monthly  playgroups, support & online educational 
resources.   A 12-page pdf printable copy may be downloaded from the 
website or requested via email.

See some listings below to get you started & as always, please do not 
hesitate to ask questions or seek additional information.  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>


*Relatives As Parents Program:Free Monthly Group on December 14th*

12.14.10 *_Ellsworth_*1:30pm-3:00pm:(DAYTIME) Downeast 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./Topic:"Discipline is not a Dirty 
word, but it may look different today"/

*NEW:**Washington County Relatives As Parents Program on January 4th*

1.04.11*_Machias_*10:00am-12noon:Downeast Children's Council "Relatives 
as Parents" *FREE* Monthly Support Group at Downeast Health Services, 
247 Main Street, Suite 2, Machias.Call Candy at 667-5304 ext. 261 FMI & 
to register./Topic:"Maine Grandfamilies"DVD/

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*NEW:**Guiding Good Choices:Free Weekly Group begins January 18th*

1.18.11 *_Ellsworth_*5:30pm-7:30pm:Downeast Children's Council presents 
a FREE 5 week series "Guiding Good Choices" program for parents of 
children ages 9-14 at Downeast Health Services, 52 Christian Ridge Road, 
Ellsworth.Call Candy at 667-5304 ext. 261 FMI.Minimum 5 - maximum 12 
parents./_Pre-registration by January 11th required._/By sharing healthy 
beliefs with children and setting clear guidelines for behavior, parents 
help children make healthy choices in a complicated world.

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_FAMILY SUPPORT, EDUCATION & WORKSHOPS _

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

**_DECEMBERis_

·/Substance Abuse Prevention Month -- FMI //www.health.org/ 
<http://www.health.org>//

·/12/01 World AIDS Day -- FMI:/: http://www.aids.gov/world-aids-day///

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

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12.01.10 *_Ellsworth_* 9:30am-12:30pm (6 sessions 
12/1/10-1/5/11):"Financing Your Future:Make the Most of Your Money" 
presented by Women, Work and Community at the Downeast Higher Education 
Center.Pre-registration required.This 18-hour class can help you gain 
the skills and confidence you need to stretch your money, pay your 
bills, reduce your debt, find money for savings and set personal goals. 
Successful completion meets one of the requirements for the FDA matched 
savings program.FMI, call 667-1834.

12.08.10 *_Calais_* 5:00pm-6:30pm:"Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Fun! Creating a 
Cookie Jar Mix Gift" presented by Judy Somers, GEAR Parent Network at 
Calais Elementary School, Garfield Road, Calais.FMI, contact Judy at 1- 
800-264-9224 or www.gearparentnetwork.com <http://www.gearparentnetwork.com>

12.08.10 *_Belfast_* 6:00pm-8:00pm (6 sessions):Broadreach Family and 
Community Services will present "Active Parenting Now", a 6 week series 
at the Captain Albert Stevens School.Active Parenting Now is a 
video-based education program targeted to parents of 5 to 12-year-olds 
who want to improve their parenting skills.These parent classes will be 
open to all parents and child care will be provided during class.Please 
call Patrick Walsh at 207-338-2200 to register for this FREE series.

12.09.10 *_Augusta_* 10:00am-12:30pm:M.A.I.N. meeting at Maine Equal 
Justice, 126 Sewall St., FMI:Barbara Rankins: 513-6292

12.10.10 *_WEBINAR_* 12:00pm-1:30pm:"Sexualization and the Packaging of 
Girlhood"Open your eyes to the media images and messages that surround 
you and you'll find that there's no avoiding the sexualization and 
objectification of girls and women.  Young women in submissive and 
suggestive positions sell clothing; pop stars marketed to youth perform 
with stripper poles; even cartoon characters adopt flirtatious poses and 
attire. Sharon Lamb, Ed.D., a Taskforce member and co-author of 
/Packaging Girlhood/, will explore the images that overwhelm girls each 
day and expose the stereotypes and limited choices present.  She will 
share strategies for educators, counselors, and parents to help girls 
navigate and resist these powerful and omnipresent messages.CEUs will be 
available.  To register, go to www.hghw.org 
<http://e2ma.net/go/8820730653/3244417/100551275/8944/b64/aHR0cDovL2hnaHcub3JnL25vZGUvMTI1>. 


12.11.10 *_Milbridge_* 9:00am-4:00pm:Maine Families and Down East 
Community Hospital will present FREE childbirth classes for expectant 
parents at the Women's Health Resource Library.To register and FMI, 
please call Jane at 255-0438.

12.17.10 *_Ellsworth_* 10:30am-12:30pm:"Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Fun! Creating a 
Cookie Jar Mix Gift" presented by Judy Somers, GEAR Parent Network at 
KidsPeace, 16 KidsPeace, Ellsworth.FMI, contact Judy at 1- 800-264-9224 
or www.gearparentnetwork.com <http://www.gearparentnetwork.com>

12.18.10*_Ellsworth_* 10:00-11:00am:Special Children's Friends monthly 
Saturday support group for parents / grandparents / guardians of kids 
with autism facilitated by SCF case managers.FMI & RSVP, call 
667-2430.No childcare provided, but all children are welcome. 
Child-friendly environment in the classroom where the meeting is held. 
Light snack provided.

12.21.10 *_Bangor_* 6:00pm-8:00pm:"Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Fun! Creating a 
Cookie Jar Mix Gift" presented by Judy Somers, GEAR Parent Network at 
Wings for Families and Children, 900 Hammond Street, Bangor.FMI, contact 
Judy at 1- 800-264-9224 or www.gearparentnetwork.com 
<http://www.gearparentnetwork.com>

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