[HCCN] PR: 6.10.11 Developmental Asset Workshop

Candy Eaton children at downeasthealth.org
Tue May 24 10:07:12 EDT 2011

/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>

May 24, 2011; FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.......a pdf poster is available upon 

<mailto:children at downeasthealth.org>

"Get the Word Out ASSET Workshop"

The Downeast Children's Council, a program of Downeast Health Services, 
is pleased to announce an opportunity for community leaders and 
educators to participate in a FREE 3 hour Train-the-Trainer workshop on 
the Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets on Friday, June 10th, 
2011, 9am-noon at Downeast Health Services, 52 Christian Ridge Road, 
Ellsworth.As space is limited to 12 participants, please call Candy 
Eaton at 667-5304 ext. 261 to register.

The Children's Council is delighted to provide the opportunity for Mike 
Clifford, Vision Training Associates, to present a lively and 
interactive 3 hour workshop on the Search Institute's 40 Developmental 
Assets.These important building blocks have been shown to both increase 
thriving (health-enhancing) behaviors and reduce risky 
(health-compromising) behaviors among young people across our 
country.The evidence is compelling -- the more assets a young person has 
in their life, the better.We believe that providing opportunities to 
experience the assets is the responsibility of everyonein Downeast 
Maine.Further, we believe that uniting as a community around the 
language and intention of the assets will provide us the best chance of 
raising kids who do well in life, build healthy, respectful 
relationships and enjoy a healthier adulthood.

The framework of Developmental Assets suggests a vision of a community 
in which every individual, organization, and network recognizes and acts 
upon its role and responsibility for contributing to young people's 
healthy development.Rather than suggesting specific, community-wide 
actions or programs that are needed, the asset-building approach 
emphasizes the importance of a community uniting around a common vision.

The Downeast Children's Council collaborates annually to provide the 
"RealCare^(TM) parenting program", formerly known as "Baby Think it 
Over®", to Hancock County students in 7^th & 8^th grades or area high 
school classes.This program allows students to participate in a hands-on 
realistic parenting experience that replicates the 24 hour/day care 
required by infants throughout a weekend or week-long period of 
time.This project has been participating in a 5 year collaborative 
research project aimed at strengthening prevention capacity with the 
RAND Corporation, Search Institute and Vision Training Associates.

Please call 667-5304 ext. 261, email children at downeasthealth.org 
<mailto:children at downeasthealth.org>or visit our website at 
www.downeasthealth.org <http://www.downeasthealth.org>for additional 
information on parenting classes, support groups and family resources 
available in Hancock & Washington Counties.

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