Managing Stress: Strategies for Recognizing & Reducing Stress

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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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Building a Bridge: Navigating Youth to Adult Transition

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Transition planning is the key to ensuring success in adulthood for youth with disabilities. This workshop will teach parents and caregivers how to build the transitional bridge from children's mental health services to adult mental health services in order to achieve successful post-secondary outcomes. Learn what you can do now to prepare, how adult services […]

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Managing Stress During the Holidays

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The holiday season is here! While it is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer, it’s also the harbinger of stress for many of us. Join us and learn a few simple tips you could try to help reduce holiday stress before it begins so that it remains at a positive level rather than […]

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Surviving Parenting: Self-Care is NEVER Selfish

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Self-care often becomes an afterthought for parents and caregivers. The ability to treat and understand oneself with respect and kindness can be especially elusive when raising a family. In this workshop, you will learn how stress and anxiety affect all of us and what you can do about it. You will do a self-care checkup […]

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Do You Speak Teen? ‘mnE Ps dnt bleev der is a gNR8N d/c b/t em n thr teen

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

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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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Disaster Preparedness 101: Families Prepare and Empower Themselves to Persevere Through Traumatic Events and Unexpected Disaster

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When disaster strikes will you be ready? Flooding, blizzards, high wind, and intense storms with power outages are common disasters in Maine. This workshop focuses on the reactions and needs of children and adolescents in times of unexpected disaster. This workshop focuses on the reactions and needs of children and adolescents in times of unexpected […]

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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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Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Seasonal Affective Disorder can impact adults, teens, and children. It is estimated about 6 in every 100 people (6%) experience SAD. One US study found rates of SAD were 7 times higher in New Hampshire then in California suggesting the farther we are from the equator, the more likely we are to develop SAD. Join […]

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Ho-Ho-Ho! Holiday Family Activities!

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Join us with your kids for some online Holiday Cheer! We will be celebrating the season with some great holiday themed games and a fun painting activity for the whole family to enjoy, so gather your family and join us in having some fun! About the G.E.A.R. Parent Network: The G.E.A.R. Parent Network, a program […]

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – An Introduction

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This 101-styled workshop will explore what exactly is meant by diversity, equity, and inclusion and will introduce several key concepts and topics in order to prepare participants for ongoing discussions and future learnings. About the G.E.A.R. Parent Network: The G.E.A.R. Parent Network, a program of Crisis & Counseling Centers, is the place where Gaining Empowerment […]

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Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Family Fun! Creating Salt Dough Ornaments!

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During this family holiday craft activity for any age we will share a simple 3-ingredient salt dough recipe that we will be using to create Salt Dough Ornaments. Let’s have fun together, be creative and leave you with a little memory to hold on to or have a personal gift to give this holiday season! […]

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