Summer Safety: Keeping it Cool! Preventing Heat Related Illness and Sun Safety for Children

Go-To Meeting

Sunburn, heat cramps, heat stroke and skin cancer often are not thought of when you are enjoying the outdoors. Come learn about the importance of keeping your children and yourself safe while having fun in the sun! Parents will share their challenges and also some ideas how they deal with the sun protection and summertime […]

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Transitioning to Kindergarten: For Parents of Children with Disabilities

Go-To Meeting

The transition to kindergarten is a big deal! While transitioning to school is an exciting time, it can also be a time filled with many unknowns especially for parents of children with disabilities or special healthcare needs. This workshop maps out the process of the transition, provides tools to help parents navigate special education, tips […]

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Understanding Child Birth Order

Go-To Meeting

Birth order is a fun and interesting topic you may have not have considered. Research shows that a person's birth order has a direct link with his or her personality. These stereotypes on birth order may sound silly, but there is an interesting degree of scientific accuracy in their foundation. But does birth order influence […]

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Family Fun Beach Day!

Morgan's Beach Route 155, Enfield, ME

Join us at Morgan’s Beach on the western shore of Cold Stream Pond. The grounds include a sandy beach, picnic area, playground, changing rooms/bathrooms along with refreshments sold at the Trap Shack. Bring your own sunscreen, blankets, chairs, toys & towels! Entrance is free so join us for this fun and relaxing social event with […]

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Ask a Speech Therapist

Go-To Meeting

This workshop will provide an overview of what speech therapy services are as well as provide parents and caregivers tips how to encourage your child’s speech and language development at home. Two speech therapists will share information on milestones for speech and language skills your infant, toddler and preschool child should be demonstrating in addition […]

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What Disabilities Qualify for Special Education Under IDEA?

Go-To Meeting

This workshop will provide an overview of children’s disabilities, special education qualifying conditions under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and possible accommodations to make your child’s school experience a successful one. We also will review local and statewide resources available to your child and family. About the G.E.A.R. Parent Network The G.E.A.R. Parent […]

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ACEs, Being a Trauma-Informed Parent: Linking Childhood Trauma to Long-Term Health & Social Consequence

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Traumatic childhood experiences such as abuse, neglect, domestic violence, or substance abuse in the home can have long-term physical, psychological, behavioral and economic consequences. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study demonstrates the connection between childhood trauma and a wide array of physical & mental health problems. Despite the trauma in their lives, children can survive […]

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

Go-To Meeting

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, the supports needed; and treatment and management. Come and join in the conversation as we journey together toward greater success. About the G.E.A.R. Parent Network […]

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Parenting after Incarceration

Go-To Meeting

One of the many challenges parents and caregivers face after incarceration is how to successfully reunite with their children. Greater success and confidence can be achieved by learning about resiliency and how to build upon it with knowledge, skills and supports. Bruce King, father of two, will share his experience with parenting after incarceration. Join […]

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Raising a Reader

Go-To Meeting

Why is raising a reader so important? On a basic level, reading is a fundamental part of existing. Think about your typical day. How often are you reading something - street signs, reports, emails, grocery labels, medication, newspapers, websites, and stories to our kids? This workshop offers an understanding of how to engage your child […]

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