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
Incredible Years – Toddlers: Free Weekly Group begins November 2nd
Relatives As Parents Program: Free Monthly Group on November 9th
Recognizing Signs of Stress in Families: FREE training on November 11th
Adoption Month – FMI, contact Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, Inc. (AFFM) at 1-800-833-9786 or visit www.affm.net.
Diabetes Month – FMI, visit www.diabetes.org
Family Caregivers Month – FMI, visit www.thefamilycaregiver.org
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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 email@example.com
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
Harbor 9:00am-11:00am: “Involving
Families” presented by Megan London at Mount Desert Nursery School. FMI & registration, call Joy at 667-2467.
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.