The G.E.A.R. Parent Network is excited to announce an upcoming virtual workshop titled “Success in Co-Parenting and Blending Families.” This no-cost event will take place on August 5th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Zoom. The workshop is designed to provide parents and caregivers with the tools and strategies needed to navigate the complexities of co-parenting and blending families.

Co-parenting and blending families can present unique challenges that require patience, understanding, and effective communication. This workshop aims to support parents in developing a cooperative approach that benefits both the children and the adults involved. Topics to be covered include effective communication techniques, conflict resolution strategies, and building a supportive co-parenting relationship.

Event Details:

  • Title: Success in Co-Parenting and Blending Families
  • Date: August 5th, 2024
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Cost: Free of charge

The workshop will be led by Shannan King, a nationally Certified Family Support Specialist (CFPS) and Regional Family Support Coordinator. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in interactive discussions, ask questions, and share space with other parents facing similar challenges.

Why Attend?

  • Gain insights into effective co-parenting strategies
  • Learn how to manage conflicts constructively
  • Understand the dynamics of blended families
  • Build a support network with other parents

How to Register.

To register for this event, please visit or contact the G.E.A.R. Parent Network staff by calling (800) 264-9224. Upon successful registration, participants will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link and additional details about the workshop.

About the G.E.A.R. Parent Network program:

The GEAR Parent Network is a program of Crisis and Counseling Centers that is dedicated to supporting parents and caregivers by providing valuable resources, education, and support. G.E.A.R.’s mission is to empower families with the knowledge and tools they need to foster healthy, happy, and thriving children.

For more information about this workshop or GEAR Parent Network, please visit or call toll-free in Maine (800) 264-9224.

About Crisis & Counseling Centers


Founded in 1970, Crisis & Counseling Centers is a multi-service mental health and substance use agency headquartered in Augusta, Maine, dedicated to hope, healing and recovery. Crisis & Counseling Centers’ staff treats and supports the emotional well-being of Maine communities by preventing suicide, combating addiction, and teaching individuals the skills they need to lead healthier, happier lives through a comprehensive treatment continuum that includes: Crisis Mobile Resolution and Crisis Stabilization Unit services; mental health, substance use disorder, and co-occurring disorders treatment; statewide parent/caregiver support through its G.E.A.R. Parent Network program; Children’s Targeted Case Management; Parents Case Management for pregnant women or parents living with substance use disorder; and medication management including Medication-Assisted Recovery.


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If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Maine Crisis Line is available 24/7 by calling (888) 568-1112.

Contact Information:

Amber Kruk
Co Executive Director for External Affairs, Programs and Quality Assurance
Crisis and Counseling Centers
(207) 626-3448 ext. 1113