Downeast Health Children’s Council October 2010 calendar


Hi All — happy leaf peeping!

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.

This month includes a page of safety suggestions for a happy Halloween.   See some listings below to get you started & as always, please do not hesitate to ask questions or seek additional information.

A quick reminder……….. Moms and babies are still welcome at:

Mommy and ME, Sullivan:  Free Weekly Group begins September 28th

9.28.10 Sullivan 10:00am-11:30am (6 weeks 9.28.10-11.02.10):  Hancock County Children’s Council presents “Mommy and ME” weekly group for Moms and their babies (newborn to one year) at the Sullivan Town Office, US Route 1, Sullivan.  Facilitated

by Jennifer Broughton, RN, Downeast Health Services Maternal & Child Health program, come meet other mothers (first-time or experienced) and their babies for 6 weeks of weekly fun and tips to develop healthy strong bonds between you and your new baby.  FMI, call Candy at 667-5304 ext. 261 to register for this FREE activity.

 Thanks

& 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

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Parenting with Dignity:  Free Monthly Group begins October 5th

10.05.10 Ellsworth 5:30am-7:30am:  Hancock County Children’s Council presents a FREE monthly series “Parenting with Dignity” for Dads, Step-Dads, Grand-Dads and other male guardians at Downeast Health Services, 52 Christian Ridge Road, Ellsworth.  Call Candy at 667-5304 ext. 261 FMI.  Pre-registration required.  Topic:  “A Model for Human Performance”

Relatives As Parents Program:  Free Monthly Group on October 12th

10.12.10 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:  “Getting to Know You”

 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 – Toddlers” for 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 parents can nurture, teach and respond to their toddlers in sensitive ways that bring about their optimal social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. 

 

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@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.

FAMILY SUPPORT, EDUCATION & WORKSHOPS

OCTOBER is

10.01.10 Ellsworth 9:30am-2:30pm (12 sessions 10/01-12/17):  “New Ventures™” presented by Women, Work and Community at the Hancock County Higher Education Center.  Applications due 9.20.10 and orientation will be 9.23.10.  New

Ventures is a course in business planning, covering your customer, competition, marketing, recordkeeping, taxes, financing, legal aspects, etc. FMI, call 667-1834.

10.01.10 Ellsworth 4:00pm-5:30pm (10 sessions 10/01-12/03):  Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County present a support group series for “Widows and Widowers” grieving the loss of a loved one in Ellsworth.  No charge.  Pre-registration

required.  FMI, call 667-2531.

10.04.10:  ONLINE (4 weeks) “The Impact of Chemical Dependency on the Family” $35 for people who live or work in Maine.  FMI:  http://www.neias.org/SATAdcal#ChemDep

10.05.10 Ellsworth 5:30am-7:30am:  Hancock County Children’s Council presents a FREE monthly series “Parenting with Dignity” for Dads, Step-Dads, Grand-Dads and other male guardians at Downeast Health Services, 52 Christian Ridge Road, Ellsworth.  Call Candy at 667-5304 ext. 261 FMI.  Pre-registration required.  Topic:  “A Model for Human Performance”

 10.05.10 Augusta 7:30am:  STEP

UP FOR KIDS DAY begins at Maine State Capital Building

 10.06.10 Ellsworth:   Lead Renovation, Repair & Paint Course” for Landlords and Contractors presented at U Maine Cooperative Extension.     FMI, contact Kelly Corsonat 288-5331 or www.healthyacadia.org

10.06.10 Ellsworth 11:00am-1:00pm (7 sessions 10/06-11/17):  Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County present a support group series for “Survivors of Loved Ones Who Have Coompleted Suicide” in Ellsworth.  No charge.  Pre-registration

required.  FMI, call 667-2531.

10.07.10 Ellsworth 4:00pm-6:00pm (8 sessions 10/07-12/02):  Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County present a support group series for “Adults Who Have Lost a Parent or Sibling” in Ellsworth.  No

charge.  Pre-registration required.  FMI, call 667-2531.

10.07.10 Sullivan 6:00pm-9:00pm (2 weeks): “Getting Started in Family Child Care (Part 1)” presented by Faith Perkins at Sumner High School.  FMI & registration, call Joy at 667-2467.

10.07.10 Machias:   Lead Renovation, Repair & Paint Course” for Landlords and Contractors presented at Machias Career Center, Machias.     FMI, contact Kelly Corson at 288-5331 or www.healthyacadia.org

10.08.10 Milbridge:   Healthy Acadia presents half-day refresher training for Landlords and Contracts on Safe Lead Renovation.  FMI, contact Kelly Corson at 288-5331 or www.healthyacadia.org

10.09.10 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.

10.12.10 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:  “Getting to Know You”

10.12.10:  Orono 8:30am-4:30pm:  Blaine House Conference on Volunteerism at University of Maine, Orono.  Registration opens August1st.  FMI:  Rochelle.runge@maine.gov

10.12.10 Ellsworth (30 hours) 6:00pm-9:00pm:  “Working with School-Aged Children & Youth” presented by Hector Sapien at Down East Family YMCA Child Care, State Street, Ellsworth.  FMI, call Joy at 667-2467

10.13.10 Bucksport 5:30pm-8:30pm:  Growing Up Wild Workshop at Bucksport Area Child Care Center, 67 Miles Lane.  FMI & registration by 10/11/10:  Kelly at 469-7623.  www.maine.gov/ifw/education/projectwild.htm

10.13.10 Ellsworth  9:00am-12noon:  “Pricing

Products and Services” presented by Hancock County Cooperative Extension Office on Boggy Brook Road.  FMI,

contact Louis.bassano@maine.edu or 667-8212.

10.13.10 Bangor 8:30am-3:15pm:  “Working with Children Impacted by Trauma” presented by Marjorie Withers at the Spectacular Events Center.  FMI, contact Nancy Drake 255-3625 or nancy.drake@maine.gov

10.14.10 Ellsworth 9:30am-12:30pm (3 sessions 10/14-10/28):  “Basics of Starting a Business” presented by Women, Work and Community at the Hancock County Higher Education Center.  Pre-registration

required.    If you are thinking of starting a business, this training will answer questions, discuss pros and cons of being an entrepreneur and help you take the first steps.  FMI, call 667-1834. 

10.14.10 Augusta 10:00am-12:30pm:  M.A.I.N. meeting at 126 Sewall Street.  www.peacebreadjustice.org

10.14.10-10.15.10 South Portland (2 day):  “15th Annual Northern New England Conference on Child Maltreatment” presented by Spurwink at the Wyndham Hotel.  FMI,

www.spurwink.org

10.15.10 Bangor

8:15am-3:30pm:  “Working with the Military” presented at University College of Bangor.  FMI, www.neias.org/SATAdcal#MilitaryOct10

10.18.10 Ellsworth 4:00pm-6:00pm (8 sessions 10/18-12/06):  Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County present a support group series for “Parents Who Have Lost a Teen or Adult Child” in Ellsworth.  No charge.  Pre-registration required.  FMI, call 667-2531.

10.18.10 Ellsworth 6:00pm-8:00pm:  “Positive Guidance” presented by Megan London at Child Care Opportunities.  FMI & registration, call Joy at 667-2467.

10.19.10 WEBINAR 3:00pm-4:00pm:  AL!VE webinar:  Building a Best Practice Volunteer Program presented by Martin J. Cowling.   FMI:  www.volunteeralive.org

10.20.10 Belfast 8:30am-3:15pm:  Maine DOE offers Practical Applications for SAT/RTI for new members and teams at Hutchinson Center, Befast.  FMI, contact Nancy Drake 255-3625 or nancy.drake@maine.gov

10.20.10 Waterville:  “Advanced Ethics, the Philosophical, Cognitive and Emotional Aspects of Ethical Decision Making” presented by Michele Hylen at Holiday Inn.  FMI,

www.neias.org/SATAdcal#AdvEthOct10

 

 

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