Non-Toxic Housekeeping Class

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Save money and reduce your family’s exposure to toxic cleaners! Join us and learn: how to avoid using toxic chemicals and still provide a clean, healthy and comfortable home; how to save money and time with simple cleaning techniques; and easy and inexpensive recipes to make safe, effective homemade household cleaners. About the G.E.A.R. Parent […]

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Take Action Against Bullying

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Bullying has become such a widespread problem it is now being recognized as a major mental health concern for children and youth, having been found to leave long-term emotional scars and psychological effects similar to anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress. This workshop will help you identify the warning signs of both the victim and the […]

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

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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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Parenting with Dignity – Picking up This Ball Is a Victory for All(2 days)

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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 former New England Patriots’ quarterback. Parenting with Dignity helps parents learn effective techniques for raising responsible, independent children. Saturday May 8 and 15 from 9-3pm About the […]

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ADHD 101 – What We Want to Know but Forgot to Ask!

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This workshop will offer the framework to help us understand what Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is, what causes it, how to diagnose and who can diagnose it; the symptoms, what helps, supports, treatment and management. Come and join in the conversation as we journey together toward greater success. About the G.E.A.R. Parent Network: The G.E.A.R. Parent […]

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Creating a Calming Bottle for your Kids

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Join us for this fun inexpensive family craft activity for any age! We have a simple 4-item activity to create a unique calming bottle for children that sometimes can help to distract them help them calm down. Let’s have some fun together and help you add another tool from your toolbox to help your child […]

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LGBTQ+ Youth

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In this interactive webinar, Chris will provide an overview of the concerns many LGBTQ+ youth face and will present on the alarming statistics that impact this group of young people. Chris will review the common terms associated with this population of youth and will discuss how families and providers can work to create an affirming […]

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Suicide Prevention Awareness in our Youth

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The US and Maine have experienced an increase in suicide rates across all ages during the past decade. The increase among youth is the largest of any age group. Suicide is a mostly preventable tragedy, and prevention rests on the intervention and support of caring and concerned people armed with information about suicide and with […]

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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Event

Ginny's Natural Corner, 217 North Ave in Skowhegan 217 North Ave

We have a fun filled time for the whole family! At this location we will be live offering a workshop “Managing Stress” from 12:30-2 p.m. (see description below) There will be fun activities outside for the whole family so join us in creating your own items to take home: sugar/salt scrubs, essential oil roller balls, […]

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Managing Stress: Strategies for Recognizing & Reducing Stress(only live and in person)

Ginny's Natural Corner, 217 North Ave in Skowhegan 217 North Ave

We all have stress in our lives. The stress is even greater for parents of a child with behavioral health needs. Please join us in the conversation and discovery of what stress is, how stress affects us, how to differentiate between good and bad stress and learn about some different stress relief and reduction strategies […]

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It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success

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Are you concerned that your child has no friends? Do you watch your child struggle with social isolation and rejection? This workshop will identify specific reasons why children with learning disabilities have difficulty with social interaction. Parents and caregivers will learn practical strategies to assist children in gaining peer acceptance and developing age appropriate social […]

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

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The Family Peer Specialist (FPS) role has been in Maine to support families who have children/youth with special medical, emotional and behavioral health needs for over 25 years. During 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 of […]

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