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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Team Up for Your Child- Special Event!

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Families of children and youth with autism, ADD/ADHD, behavioral and developmental disorders, or any type of special health needs will find practical strategies in this step-by-step guide designed by parent and Author Wendy Besmann Lowe to help families navigate confusing service systems and work smarter with doctors, schools, agencies and insurers. When a child has […]

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Recognizing the Signs of Suicide Risk and Navigating the System of Care

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This presentation will be a general overview of suicide statistics in Maine and nationally, recognizing early signs of potential elevated suicide risk, risk assessments, and how to navigate the system of care to effectively gain access to treatment and/or support that is needed. This presentation will allow time for participants to share current or past […]

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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 and during this pandemic it is even more vital parents and caregivers take good care of themselves both emotionally and physically. The ability to treat and understand oneself with respect and kindness can be especially elusive when raising a family and during times of significant stress. […]

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Pandemic Parent Support Group

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During the past year with the stress, anxiety and isolation due COVID-19 having someone to talk to has become more vital! Facilitated by parents for parents. We have been there; we know how you feel and You Are Not Alone!

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Understanding Child Birth Order

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Birth order is a fun and interesting topic. 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 personality, or is personality shaped based […]

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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. […]

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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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Parent Child Interaction Therapy – a new parent coaching model that can help children regulate

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Parent Child Interaction Therapy or PCIT— is the best coaching model available to help parents and children ages 2 to 7 to reintroduce joy to their relationship, calm challenging behaviors, increase child self-esteem, and help the child learn to follow the parents’ directions. There are a number of different parenting classes and approaches. PCIT differs […]

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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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IEP’s, S.M.A.R.T GOALS, Great Tips and Strategies

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This interactive workshop we will discuss different IEP situations, your rights under Special Education Regulations and various strategies to promote positive outcomes. Learn about the importance of writing clear, measureable, SMART Goals to see if your child is moving forward and making the progress they need to succeed. About the G.E.A.R. Parent Network: The G.E.A.R. […]

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Understanding Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

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AAC refers to systems and devices that aid communication for those who find it difficult to speak. Children and adults with severe speech or language problems may need to find other ways to communicate. We all use forms of AAC every day. You may have seen someone write in a notebook to answer a question […]

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