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
Relatives As Parents Program: Free Monthly Group on December 14th
NEW: Washington County Relatives As Parents Program on January 4th
NEW: Guiding Good Choices: Free
Weekly Group begins January 18th
FAMILY SUPPORT, EDUCATION & WORKSHOPS
This information is also online at www.downeasthealth.org for your convenience.
Abuse Prevention Month – FMI 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
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
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.
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
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