“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; 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 The G.E.A.R. […]

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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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“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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“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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“What is Considered Child Abuse & Neglect?”

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Our children are our future and child abuse and neglect is everybody’s business! In this workshop learn what is considered child abuse; state and national statistics; what Maine law is and how to report child abuse or neglect; the difference between “punishment” vs. “discipline”; child behavioral management examples and what are family and child protective […]

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“Basic Advocacy! How to Advocate for what your Kids Need!”

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What does it mean to being a good advocate? Many parents and caregivers have faced challenges in getting their child’s behavioral health and education needs met. Having your heart in the right place is very important, but is only the beginning. Learning to communicate and advocate effectively with service providers, doctors and teachers is one […]

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“What’s Your Parenting Style? Identifying Your Style and How it Affects Your Interaction with Your Children.”

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This workshop is intended to help you learn and identify your current parenting style and recognize the large impact that it has on your child’s development. We will review each of the four parenting styles. Through sharing of information and discussion you will be given the tools to use to evaluate both positive and negative […]

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“Toxic Chemicals and Our Children’s Developing Brains”

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Why is environmental health so important? Consider the following information: Twelve million American children or 17 percent of all Americans under the age of 18 have one or more developmental, learning or behavioral disabilities; more than 1.5 million Americans are autistic. In the 1970s, autism was estimated to have affected about 1 in 2,500 to […]

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“Non-Toxic Housekeeping Class”

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

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“Helping Your Child Manage Their Meltdowns”

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Are you feeling like you are always walking on eggshells when dealing with your young child’s meltdowns? (Professionals sometimes call these behaviors “dysregulation”) Are you at a loss about how to help your child to be successful? You’re not alone! Join in the discussion about what meltdowns are and strategies that can be used to […]

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