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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Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Baking Fun with your Kids!!

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Moms, dads, and kids join us for this family holiday activity during school vacation week and we will share how to make Monkey Bread with 4 simple ingredients – a roll of Pillsbury biscuits, cinnamon, sugar and butter. In addition we will be creating a special hot cocoa recipe. Let’s have fun together, be creative […]

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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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Eating Disorder Awareness and Tips for Parents

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We can help our youth feel safe to tell someone about what they’re experiencing by gaining a better understanding of eating disorders. This workshop is intended to provide an overview of the types of eating disorders, common causes and signs/symptoms. Parents/caregivers can increase awareness by having an understanding of prevention, intervention, and treatment. Through learning […]

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How Difficult Can This Be? The F.A.T. City Workshop Video Presentation by Author Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed

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This unique and interactive program allows participants to experience the same Frustration, Anxiety and Tension that children with learning disabilities face in their daily lives. See how teachers, social workers, psychologists, parents, and friends who have participated in Richard Lavoie’s workshop reflect upon their experience and the way it changed their approach to children who […]

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Team Up for Your Child/Family Roadmap

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Getting services for a child with behavioral health needs can be overwhelming. “Team Up for Your Child/Family Roadmap” is a step-by-step guide designed to help families navigate confusing service systems and work smarter with doctors, schools, agencies and insurers. When a child has serious behavioral health issues, you suddenly have a team of professionals in […]

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