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Workshops

To find your nearest workshop please look in the list or click your county in the map below and then call us toll free at 1-800-264-9224 to book your place. (If you live near the border of another county, feel free to take a look at those workshops as well.) All workshops are free and open to parents, grandparents, caregivers and educators of children with emotional or behavioral health concerns.

Click here to download a registration form. Please be sure to indicate the name and date of the workshop, your full name and a telephone number where we may contact you.

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York, Cumberland, Oxford and Androscoggin Counties

 
Lewiston, Portland and South Paris locations - No meetings scheduled in July and August
 
“Managing Stress, Strategies for Recognizing & Reducing Stress”
Presented by: Laurie Cavanaugh, CPSP
We all have stress in our lives. The stress is even greater for parents of a child with behavioral health needs. Please join us in the conversation and discovery of what stress is, how stress affects us, how to differentiate between good and bad stress and learn about some different stress relief and reduction strategies that can help us to live healthier lives.
            Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, from 6-7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Hospital, 99 Campus Ave., Lewiston

“ADHD 101 - What we want to know but forget to ask!”
Presented by: Laurie Cavanaugh, CPSP
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. 
Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014, from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Chamber of Commerce, 4 Western Ave., South Paris
Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014, from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Dana Center/MMC, 22 Bramhall St., Portland

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Kennebec, Somerset and Franklin Counties

Diane Bouffard, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator, 207-612-8996, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Augusta, Farmington, Skowhegan and Waterville locations - No meetings scheduled in July and August

Sesame Street’s Little Children BIG Challenges: Incarceration”
Presented by: Laurie Cavanagh, CPSP and Diane Bouffard, CPSP
One in 28 children in the United States has a parent in state or federal prison. Chances are you or someone you know is dealing with some big challenges. If you or a loved one is returning home to parenting after being incarcerated, or if you are a parent facing incarceration, this training video may help your children with understanding incarceration. Free kit giveaway includes: Sesame Street DVD, Guide for Parents and Caregivers, and a Children’s Storybook.
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, from 6-6:30 p.m. and discussion, support and parenting tips from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Crisis & Counseling Centers, 10 Caldwell Road, Augusta
 
“Seasonal Affective Disorder”
Presented by: Diane Bouffard, CPSP
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can affect adults, teens and children. It’s estimated about six in every 100 people (6 percent) experience SAD. One U.S. study found the rates of SAD were seven times higher in New Hampshire than in Florida, suggesting the farther we live from the equator the more likely we are to develop SAD. Join us for an educational and stressless morning learning about SAD and how to deal with it.
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, from 9-11 a.m. at Educare, 56 Drummond Ave., Waterville
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, from 9:30-11 a.m. at Kennebec Behavioral Health, 5 Commerce Dr., Skowhegan
 
“Toxic Chemicals and Our Children’s Developing Brains”
Presented by: Diane Bouffard, CPSP
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 5,000 children; studies show that in Maine it occurs today in 1 in 66 children; 127,000 adults and children in Maine are identified as having learning disabilities; and 37 percent of the children receiving special education services in our public schools have learning or attention disabilities. Learn why it is important to protect you family from toxic chemical exposures.
            Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Franklin County Children's Task Force, 113 Church St., Farmington
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Children's Center, 1 Alden Ave., Augusta

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Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties

 
Brunswick, Damariscotta and Rockport locations – No meetings scheduled in July and August
 
“Support Group for Dads Raising Kids with Behavioral Health Needs”
Facilitated by: Norm LeBlanc, CPSP
Have you wondered what goes on at a parent support group for dads? Are you a dad of a child with behavioral, emotional and developmental health needs? Please come and join the discussion with other dads, who are on a similar journey as yours. 
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Providence’s Merrymeeting Center (back entrance), 62 Pegasus St., Brunswick Landing, Brunswick (back entrance is shared with the Mid-Coast Veterans Resource Center)
 
“Understanding Child Birth Order”
Presented by: Norm LeBlanc, CPSP
Research shows that a person's birth order has a direct link with his or her personality. Understanding birth order positions allows parents, guardians and teachers to guide and support children and strengthen positive attributes.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Physicians Building, Conference Room D (ground floor), 4 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Curtis Memorial Library, Seminar Rm (2nd Flr), 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick

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Hancock and Waldo Counties

Karen Nix, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator, 207-469-0064, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ellsworth and Searsport locations – No meetings scheduled in July and August
 
“ADHD 101 - What we want to know but forget to ask!”
Presented by: Cindy Seekins, CPSP and Karen Nix, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
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.
            Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Waldo County Head Start, 3 Bakc Searsport Rd., Searsport
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, from 10:30 a..m.-12:30 p.m. at KidsPeace of New England, 16 KidsPeace Way, Ellsworth

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Penobscot, Piscataquis, Southern Aroostook, and Washington Counties

Karen Nix, Regional Parent Support Coordinator, 207-469-0064, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Bangor locations - No meetings scheduled in July and August

“Toxic Chemicals and Our Children’s Developing Brains”
Presented by: Cindy Seekins, CPSP, Program Manager
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 5,000 children; studies show that in Maine it occurs today in 1 in 66 children; 127,000 adults and children in Maine are identified as having learning disabilities; and 37 percent of the children receiving special education services in our public schools have learning or attention disabilities. Learn why it is important to protect you family from toxic chemical exposures.
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Catholic Charities, 1066 Kenduskeag Ave., Bangor
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Wings for Families & Children, 900 Hammond St., Bangor

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