“The Motivation Breakthrough: Six Secrets to Turning on the Tuned Out Child” Video Presentation by Author Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.

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This workshop explores proven techniques, strategies, and scripts - based on six possible motivational styles - that will revolutionize the way teachers and parents inspire children to succeed and achieve. Rick Lavoie explodes common myths and gives specific advice for motivating children. With empathy and understanding, he offers parents and teachers the key to unlocking […]

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Restorative Practices: Restorative Approaches in the Family and Family Group Decision Making

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What do restorative practices mean and how can families utilize them at home? This workshop and discussion will explore the meaning and reasons for restorative practices at school, within juvenile justice and how families can benefit from these practices at home. About the G.E.A.R. Parent Network: The G.E.A.R. Parent Network, a program of Crisis & […]

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G.E.A.R. Annual Family Picnic

Lake George Regional Park 10 Main Street, Canaan

Lake George Regional Park is a family-friendly park that offers swimming, hiking, boating and fishing. Free entrance for families and kids to come and join us for this fun and relaxing social event! We are located on the west side of the park on a large peninsula with three sides of water where the picnic […]

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“It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success” by Author Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.

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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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Create a Calming Bottle for or With Your Kids

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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 calm down. You will need to have on hand: a clean small […]

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Family Fun Beach Day!

Morgan's Beach Route 155, Enfield

Join us at Morgan’s Beach on the western share of Cold Stream Pond. The grounds include a sandy beach, picnic area, playground, changing rooms, bathrooms along with refreshments sold at the Trap Shack. Free entrance so come and join us for this fun and relaxing social event – bring your own sunscreen, blankets, chairs, towels […]

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

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

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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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What Disabilities Qualify for Special Education Under IDEA?

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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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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren – Oh, My

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Are you raising a second set of children at a time you thought you would be planning your retirement? This discussion will focus on specific issues that may be challenging for grandparents today and uncover ideas and solutions for greater success and less stress. About the G.E.A.R. Parent Network: The G.E.A.R. Parent Network, a program […]

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FAMILY EMPOWERMENT INSTITUTE – Building Parent Capacity for Collaboration, Planning and Coping

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The G.E.A.R. Parent Network is seeking parents who truly want to make a difference to participate in The Family Empowerment Institute for 2 full-days of training (9am - 4pm daily). At the G.E.A.R. Parent Network we believe that extensive collaboration of providers, communities, government and parents is necessary in achieving wellness for our children with […]

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