Franklin, Kennebec & Somerset

Contact: Diane Bouffard, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator, Ph: 207.612.8996 or Email:

Call 1.800.264.9224 to Register Today

Pre-registration is recommended, so we may notify you if a workshop is rescheduled or cancelled.


Workshops/support groups are offered free to parents/grandparents/caregivers/educators of children with emotional/behavioral health concerns! Pre-registration is recommended, so we may notify you if a workshop is rescheduled or cancelled. Regional Coordinators will be available after workshops for those who would like additional support! Unable to attend in person? Many workshops are available by webinar with pre-registration. Join us remotely from your computer or mobile device with Go ToMeeting™. Contact your Regional Parent Support Coordinator for more information!



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“Parent-Child Playgroup” Facilitated by Diane Bouffard, CPSP, Team Leader and Regional Parent Support Coordinator
Parents, caregivers, and children are invited to join in our interactive playgroup sessions! KVCAP and G.E.A.R. Parent Network offer a child-friendly and developmentally appropriate environment in which parents/caregivers and children can explore, role-play, and discover together. Activities for the play group may include story reading, making a healthy snack, nature walks, play time and more. For more information about this group, please call Diane Bouffard at 612.8996 or Anne Osolinski at 859.2521.
Meets every Friday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Centenary United Methodist Church, 113 Dr. Mann Rd., Skowhegan

“Responding to Child Abuse & Neglect: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility” Presented by: Diane Bouffard, CPSP, Team Leader
Our children are our future and child abuse and neglect is everybody’s business! This workshop will discuss what is considered child abuse; state and national statistics; what Maine law is; difference between “punishment” vs. “discipline”; child behavioral management and what protective factors are. In addition learn about when to report abuse and who to report to.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 9-11 a.m. at United Way of Tri Valley, 218 Fairbanks Rd, Farmington *

“Peer Support: It Takes a Village” Collaboratively Presented by: GEAR Parent Network and Maine Parent Federation
Join us for this free daylong conference for parents, caregivers, grandparents and youth and learn about parent peer support; hear the success stories of families around their experiences receiving parent peer support; learn about the potential to have a job as a peer helping others; and also receive resource information from our vendors! Lunch is offered to participants so what are you waiting for – Call us today to save your spot!
Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Governor Hill Mansion, 136 State St., Augusta

“Non-Toxic Housekeeping Class” Presented by: Diane Bouffard, CPSP, Team Leader
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. Save money while reducing your family’s exposure to toxic cleaners!
Tuesday, March 24, 2020, from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Skowhegan *

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