[HCCN] DE Children's Council APRIL Family calendar

Candy Eaton children at downeasthealth.org
Thu Mar 31 15:59:32 EDT 2011


Hi All ---- another April Fool's snowstorm in Maine -- safe travels

The *APRIL**2011* Family Resource calendar will soon be updated on our 
NEW and improved website at www.downeasthealth.org -- please take some 
time to see the changes and provide feedback. You'll find education and 
support opportunities offered through Downeast Health Services in 
Hancock & Washington counties.

A multi-page pdf printable copy may be downloaded from the website or 
requested via email.   Training opportunities are listed by date, 
followed by recurring weekly, bi-weekly, monthly  playgroups, support & 
online educational resources.

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
Downeast 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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FREE Washington County Relatives As Parents Program on April 5^th *

4.05.11*_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: "Rebuilding a Family/"

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*FREE Hancock County Relatives As Parents Program on April 12^th *

4.12.11*_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:"Communication is Crucial"/

*NEW:**Guiding Good Choices:Weekly Group begins April 27^th *

4.27.11 *_Sullivan_* 5:00pm-7:00pm:Downeast Children's Council presents 
a FREE 5 week series "Guiding Good Choices" program for parents of 
children ages 9-14 at Sumner Memorial High School, US Route 1, 
Sullivan.Call Candy at 667-5304 ext. 261 FMI./_Pre-registration by April 
25^th required._/By sharing healthy beliefs with children and setting 
clear guidelines for behavior, parents help children make healthy 
choices in a complicated world.

**

*Boot Camp for New Dads (for new expectant dads)*

__ __/***Please call to signup.No cost for attending***To register for 
any Boot Camp session, or for more information, please contact Cathy 
Jacobs at MAINE FAMILIES: HANCOCK COUNTY(formerly PATT)at Downeast 
Health Services Inc.,Phone 667-5304, ext 225 or 1-800-492-5550, ext. 225 
or email: //cjacobs at downeasthealth.org/ 
<mailto:cjacobs at downeasthealth.org>/./

__ __*Weekly Playgroups-- FREE*

/_Tuesdays_/10am-11:30am:*_Ellsworth_* Held at the 
Unitarian-Universalist Church, 121 Bucksport Road, for babies and 
toddlers (under age 3) and parents.Call 667-5304 ext. 225 FMI.

/_Tuesdays_/10:00am-11:30am:*_Bar Harbor_* Held at St. Saviour's 
Episcopal Church Parish Hall on Main Street, for babies and toddlers 
(under age 3) and parents.Call 667-5304, ext. 260 (Connie) FMI.

/_Wednesdays_/10am-11:30am:*_Blue Hill_* Held at the Blue Hill Public 
Library, Parker Point Road, for babies and toddlers (under age 3) and 
parents.Call 667-5304, ext. 248 (Dawn) FMI.

/_Thursdays_/10am-11:30am:*_Bucksport_* Held at the Jewett School, for 
babies and toddlers (under age 3) and parents.Call 667-5304, ext. 240 
(Tammy Branca) for more information.

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  _APRIL isPREVENT CHILD ABUSE & SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS& AUTISM months_

/__/Contact the Downeast Children's Council for your 2011 Community 
Resource Packet.This publication suggests strategies and provides 
numerous resources for building the protective factors associated with 
child abuse prevention.

//

4.05.11 *_Machias_*:Healthy Homes free workshop will include breakfast & 
lunch.Learn the 7 ways to make your home dry, clean, pest-free, safe, 
ventilated, maintained and contaminant-free.Call 874-8774 to register.

  4.06.11 *_Ellsworth_* 12noon-1:00pm: "Tightwad Exchange" brown bag 
lunch meets at the Ellsworth Public Library on the first Wednesday of 
every month.This is an informal meeting for serious tightwads to share 
ideas on how to cut costs, stop wasting money, increase savings and make 
effective money management a way of life.FMI, call Sandy at 667-6363.

  4.06.11 *_Milbridge_* 6:00pm-9:00pm:"Literacy for the Youngest 
Learner" for child care providers.FMI, call 667-2467 x. 231 Joy 
Crockett.18 hours (weekly 4.06.11-5.18.11)

*/NEW:/*4.08.11 *_Ellsworth_* 11:00am-1:00pm (10 weeks):"Widow & 
Widowers" support group sponsored by Hospice Volunteers of Hancock 
County.Pre-registration required.FMI, call 667-2531

*/NEW:/*4.08.11 *_Ellsworth_* 5:00pm-7:00pm (8 weeks):"Parents Who Have 
Lost a Teen or Adult Child" support group sponsored by Hospice 
Volunteers of Hancock County.Pre-registration required.FMI, call 667-2531

  4.08.11 *_South Portland_* 8:00am-3:30pm:Beyond the Basics of Suicide 
Prevention VII, at Wyndham Hotel, South Portland.For more information: 
www.mainesuicideprevention.org/trainings 
<http://neias.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=e569fc7ec46769dd34d135cff&id=4dcb3614d2&e=a1802c72d4>

4.09.11 *_Sullivan_* 7:30am-3:00pm:Annual Bi-county Early Care & 
Education conference at Sumner Memorial High School, Sullivan.Keynote 
speaker is Susan Bennett-Armistead on young children's language and 
literacy acquisition.

4.09.11 *_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.

*/NEW:/*4.11.11 *_Ellsworth_* 3:00pm-4:30pm (6 weeks):"Survivors of 
Loved Ones Who Completed Suicide" support group by Hospice Volunteers of 
Hancock County.Pre-registration required.FMI, call 667-2531

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4.12.11 *_Ellsworth_* 9:30am-12:30pm (6 sessions 
4/12/11-5/17/11):"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.

4.13.11 *_Belfast_* 8:00am-3:30pm:"My Brain Made Me Do It!" with 
Christopher Kaufman, PhD at Hutchinson Center for those who work with 
K-5 age children.FREE.FMI/registration contact nancy.drake at maine.gov 
<mailto:nancy.drake at maine.gov>or call 255-3625

*/NEW:/*4.14.11 *_Ellsworth_* 4:00pm-6:00pm (7 weeks):"Adults Who Have 
lost a Parent or Sibling" support group sponsored by Hospice Volunteers 
of Hancock County.Pre-registration required.FMI, call 667-2531

4.16-18.11:*_Turner_*:11^th annual Youth Activism gathering for High 
School and older youth to come together for workshops, music, fun, 
networking at Turner Grant, Route 117, Turner Center, Call 973-862-7105 FMI.

4.16.11 *_Fairfield:_*Kids, Kids, Kids Conference at Kennebec Vallley 
Community College.FMI, call Pam Soucy, 582-3110 ext. 25 or 
training at skcdc.org <mailto:training at skcdc.org>or www.ccordc.org 
<http://www.ccordc.org>

4.17.11 *_Ellsworth_* 3pm:Celebrate Earth Day with Richard Komp "Solar 
Energy in Maine and Around the World" at UU Church, 121 Bucksport Road, 
Ellsworth.All are welcome, FMI call 667-5863

4.20.11 *_Waterville:_*Adcare presents "Street Drugs and Current 
Trends", FMI & registration, see: 
http://www.neias.org/SATAdcal#StreetDrugs2011

4.23.11 *_Ellsworth_* 9:00am-noon:Downeast YMCA Healthy Kids Fair at 
Moore School, State Street, Ellsworth.

4.23.11 *_ONLINE:_*Adcare presents "Confidentiality of Patient 
Information in Substance Abuse" FMI & registration, see: 
http://www.neias/SATAdcal.html#ConfidentialityOnline(3 weeks)

4.27.11 *_Ellsworth_* 10:30am-12:30pm:"Take Action Against Bullying", 
presented by Cindy Seekins at KidsPeace of New England, 16 KidsPeace 
Way, Ellsworth.Learn to identify the warning signs for both the victim 
and the bully.FMI & RSVP, 1-800-264-9224, 
cseekins at crisisandcounseling.org <mailto:cseekins at crisisandcounseling.org>

4.27.11 *_Belfast_* 8:00am-3:30pm:"My Brain Made Me Do It!" with 
Christopher Kaufman, PhD at Hutchinson Center for those who work with 
Middle / High School age children.FREE.FMI / registration contact 
nancy.drake at maine.gov <mailto:nancy.drake at maine.gov>or call 255-3625

4.30.11 *_Orono_* 11am-4:00pm:17^th annual HOPE (Help Organize Peace 
Earthwide) Festival with music, talks, children's program at U/Maine 
Student Rec & Fitness Center.FMI, call 942-9343 or www.peacectr.org 
<http://www.peacectr.org>

2011 Summer Camp Directory has been updated and is available from Maine 
Parent Federation online at

www.mpf.org. To request a printed copy, call 1-800-870-7746 or email 
parentconnect at mpf.org <mailto:parentconnect at mpf.org>.



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