DE Health Children’s Council NOVEMBER 2010 calendar


Hi All —  Happy Halloween!

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 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@downeasthealth.org

Incredible Years – Toddlers:  Free Weekly Group begins November 2nd

11.02.10 Ellsworth 9:30am-11:30am:  Hancock County Children’s Council presents a FREE 8 week series “The Incredible Years – Babies” for babies and their parents/caregivers at Downeast Health Services, 52 Christian Ridge Road, Ellsworth.  Call Candy at 667-5304 ext. 261 FMI.  Minimum

5 – maximum 10 families.  Pre-registration

and some reading required.  The Incredible Years programs will show some of the ways that babies communicate and how parents can nurture, teach and respond to their babies in sensitive ways that bring about their optimal social, emotional, physical and intellectual development.

Relatives As Parents Program:  Free Monthly Group on November 9th

11.09.10 Ellsworth 1:30pm-3:00pm:  (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.  Topic:  “Rebuilding a Family”

 Recognizing Signs of Stress in Families:  FREE training on November 11th

11.11.10 Ellsworth 8:30am-11:30am:  (Hancock County Children’s Council presents a professional training on Recognizing Signs of Stress in Families for Mandated Reporters of suspected child abuse at Down East Family YMCA Moore School Child Care Facility, State Street, Ellsworth.  Call

Candy at 667-5304 ext. 261 FMI & to register for this presentation.

 NOVEMBER  is:

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National

Adoption Month – FMI, contact Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, Inc. (AFFM) at 1-800-833-9786 or visit www.affm.net.

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National

Diabetes Month – FMI, visit www.diabetes.org

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National

Family Caregivers Month – FMI, visit www.thefamilycaregiver.org

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National

Runaway Prevention Month – FMI visit www.nrscrisisline.org

 

11.01.10 ONLINE:  “Developing Culturally Competent Recovery Plans:  Person-Centered Planning Using the Recovery Model” 5 weeks.  FMI:  http://www.neias.org/SATAdcal#CulturalComp

11.01.10 Lewiston:  Street Drugs and Current Trends presented by Mary Kay O’Sullivan.  FMI:  http://www.neias.org/SATAdcal.html#StreetDrugsNov2010

11.02.10 ELECTION DAY – Please VOTE FOR YOUR Kids – FMI:  www.everychildmatters.org

11.03.10 Machias 8:00am-3:15pm:   “Bullying:  Identification, Strategies and Coping Skills” by Marjorie Withers, presented at University of Maine, Machias.  Registration & FMI, contact: nancy.drake@maine.gov  or

call Nancy at 255-3625.

11.04.10 Machias 8:00am-3:00pm:   “Special Education:  Know Your Resources and Raise Your Awareness,” a daylong workshop for parents, surrogate and foster/resource families, presented at DHHS, Machias.  Registration & FMI, www.mpf.org or call Penny at 1-800-870-7746.

11.05.10 Augusta 8:30am-4:00pm:  MAIN

Conference “Whose House?  Our House!  Moving forward to gain economic justice” at the State House, Augusta.  Sliding Fee 0-$20; Register:

 www.peacebreadjustice.org

11.05.10:  Hermon:  MAPSA Prevention Convention “We’re All In This Together:  Moving Maine Forward” at Morgan Hill in Hermon.  FMI, contact Melissa at 621-8118 or mboyd@masap.org

11.07.10 Bar

Harbor 2:00pm-4:00pm:  College

of the Atlantic is hosting a “Share Fair” at the MDI YMCA gymnasium, Bar Harbor.  Bring an idea to share, or a good or service to trade or swap.  Followed

by a student-facilitated conversation.  Contact

Kandyce Bartee at Kbartee@coa.edu or 540-560-1740 FMI.

11.09.10 Portland 6:00pm-8:30pm:  Boys to Men presents “Superheros and Scary Guys: Helping Mothers Understand the Natural Aggression of Young Boys at Portland Public Library.  Register:  774-9994

11.10.10 Calais 5:00pm-6:30pm:  “Managing Stress during the Holidays” 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

11.11.10 Augusta:  27th Annual Peer Leadership Conference “Seeds of Change” for 7th-12th grade youth & advisors at the Augusta Civic Center.  $80.  FMI, visit www.myan.org

11.12.10 Augusta:  7th Annual Maine Anti-Tobacco Youth Summit for 7th-12th grade youth & advisors at the Augusta Civic Center.  FREE.  FMI, visit www.myan.org

11.12.10 Bangor 11:30am-1:00pm:  Assistive Technology workshop to make mounts using Loc Line at Technical Exploration Center, 34 Summer St., Suite 2A, Bangor.  $20

fee for materials, lunch will be served.  FMI,

call 992-9270 or email Debra@tecmaine.org

11.13.10 Northeast

Harbor 9:00am-11:00am:  “Involving

Families” presented by Megan London at Mount Desert Nursery School.  FMI & registration, call Joy at 667-2467.

11.13.10 Northeast

Harbor 1:00pm-3:00pm:  “Nutrition in

Action” presented by Megan London at Mount Desert Nursery School.  FMI & registration, call Joy at 667-2467.

11.16.10 Bangor 6:00pm-8:00pm:  “Managing Stress during the Holidays” 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

11.19.10 Ellsworth 10:30am-12:30pm:  “Managing Stress during the Holidays” presented by Judy Somers, GEAR Parent Network at KidsPeace, 16 KidsPeace, Ellsworth.  FMI, contact Judy at 1- 800-264-9224 or www.gearparentnetwork.com

11.19.10 Bangor 11:30am-1:00pm:  Assistive Technology workshop to make low cost hand pointer for use with keyboards and other communication devices at Technical Exploration Center, 34 Summer St., Suite 2A, Bangor.  $20 fee for materials, lunch will be served.  FMI,

call 992-9270 or email Debra@tecmaine.org

11.19.10 Waterville:  “Ethics:  Making the Right Decisions for Substance Abuse and Other Mental Health Professionals” presented by Michele Hylen at Holiday Inn.  FMI, www.neias.org/SATAdcal#EthicsNov10 

11.20.10 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.

 

 

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