“Ho-Ho-Ho Creating Holiday Ornaments with your Kids!!”

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Join us for this family holiday activity and we will share how to create ornaments with Popsicle sticks, small pom-poms or gems, glue, glitter or glitter glue. Let’s have fun together, be creative and leave you with a little memory of fun to have with your kids this holiday season! About the G.E.A.R. Parent Network […]

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“Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Family Fun Activity! Painting Winter Trees and Sip Hot Cocoa!”

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Prepare your own cocoa and join us during this easy and fun family holiday craft activity! Together we will paint Winter Trees! Supplies needed: 1. A canvas, paper or construction paper that’s your choice of background color 2. Brown paint or marker/colored pencil/crayon 3. White acrylic paint/white paint 4. QTips/swabs or you can use your […]

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“Do You Speak Teen? ‘mnE Ps dnt bleev der is a gNR8N d/c b/t em n thr teen’”

RSU Adult & Community Education , Bucksport High School 102 Broadway #1 and GOTO

Communicating with teens today is more challenging than ever but not impossible! This workshop will explore modern technology and give you some new ideas to peek into your teen’s world. The framework of the 40 Developmental Assets® will also be shared. Minneapolis-based Search Institute® has identified 40 building blocks of healthy development – known as […]

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“What are Family Peer Specialists and How do they Support Maine Families? “

RSU Adult & Community Education , Bucksport High School 102 Broadway #1 and GOTO

The Family Peer Specialist (FPS) role has been available in Maine to support families who have children/youth with special medical, emotional and behavioral health needs for over 25 years! Over the past 10 years this role has quickly evolved to being one of not only providing emotional support and resource sharing to also reducing feelings […]

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“Parenting with Dignity-Picking up This Ball Is a Victory for All”

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G.E.A.R. Parent Network invites you to pick up the ball and run with it through a multi-part parenting education course developed by Mac Bledsoe, father of a celebrated New England Patriots’ quarterback Drew Bledsoe. Parenting with Dignity helps parents learn effective techniques for raising responsible, independent children. Topics include: Session 1: A Model of Human […]

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“Impulsivity & Disruptive Behaviors in Children & Youth”

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All children have outbursts from time to time; however, some children have chronic problems in their ability to regulate emotions and behaviors even when adverse consequences may occur. This lack of self-control can cause significant distress or impairment in a child’s or youth’s life. A number of different diagnoses are unified by impulsive and disruptive […]

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“Opioid Overdose Response and Naloxone Training”

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What is harm reduction? Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs. The number of total overdoses in Maine exceeded […]

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“Recognizing the Signs of Suicide Risk & Navigating the System of Care”

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Suicide is a significant concern in Maine and nationwide, and we can do something about it. Join us in learning how to recognize early signs of potential elevated suicide risk, suicide statistics in Maine/Nationally; what risk assessments are and common terms you may hear providers use, in addition to navigating the system of care to […]

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“Positive Behavioral Supports & Tantrum Management: Self-Preservation & Success in Parenting Children with Behavioral Health Needs”

RSU Adult & Community Education , Bucksport High School 102 Broadway #1 and GOTO

Do you sometimes feel like you don’t know how to help your child? Children with behavioral health needs do not come with a manual! This workshop will offer a framework to understand the nature of your child’s behavior and methods to flexibly respond to the needs your child presents. Positive behavioral supports emphasize practical ideas […]

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“Youth Peer Supports in Maine”

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Join us to learn about how youth in Maine can receive support from other peer youth! The Youth Peer Support Statewide Network (YPSSN) of Maine Behavioral Healthcare joins us to share how they serve youth ages 14-26 who self-identify with a history of mental health and/or substance use challenges. They offer one-on-one youth peer support, […]

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“Success in Co-Parenting and Blending Families”

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Co-parenting can be very stressful and emotional. Join us to learn more about what some blended families encounter such as significant parenting differences, having false expectations as to what the relationships and family life will look like, how to manage the emotions and work on challenges, as well as seek outside help when needed. We […]

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“How Difficult Can This Be? The F.A.T. City Workshop”

RSU Adult & Community Education , Bucksport High School 102 Broadway #1 and GOTO

This unique and interactive program allows participants to experience the same Frustration, Anxiety and Tension that children with learning disabilities face in their daily lives. See how teachers, social workers, psychologists, parents, and friends who have participated in Richard Lavoie's workshop reflect upon their experience and the way it changed their approach to children who […]

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