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 reserve 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. After workshops, G.E.A.R. Regional Parent Support Coordinators may provide one-to-one and/or group support for up to 30 minutes, as needed. Learning is your key to empowerment!

Participate At Home

G.E.A.R. Parent Network also allows you to participate in workshops remotely via GoToMeeting conferencing technology. This is only accessible using DSL internet service. If you are interested in participating in workshops from the convenience of your home, please contact the G.E.A.R. Regional Parent Support Coordinator presenting the workshop below, and he or she will send you the connection information. When accessing any workshop, be sure to list your name and town so we can track participant numbers. If you would like a certificate of attendance with contact hours, please contact the coordinator who presented the workshop.

 

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York, Cumberland, Oxford and Androscoggin Counties

“A Rocking Photo Booth and Balloon Animals!”

Facilitated by Laurie Cavanaugh, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator

In support of the Lewiston Police Department’s Outdoor Movie Nights, G.E.A.R. Parent Network will be hosting a table where families can stop by before the movie to use our props to dress up like a princess or a rock star for a photo (your phone or ours). We will also have balloon animal art for the little ones.           

  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Holy Family Field, Lewiston
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the South Lewiston Ball Parks, Lewiston
  • Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Sunnyside Park, Lewiston

Note: The movie begins at 8:30 p.m. at all locations. In the event of inclement weather, the movies will be shown on the same date and time but at the Franco Center, 46 Cedar St, Lewiston. Please check the Lewiston Police Department’s Facebook page for updates, movie titles, and three additional movie locations.

“A Rocking Photo Booth and Balloon Animals!”

Facilitated by Laurie Cavanaugh, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator

Stop by the G.E.A.R. Parent Network booth. Where families can use our props to dress up like a princess or a rock star for a photo (your phone or ours). We will also have balloon animal art for the little ones.

  • Monday, July 11, 2016, from 1-3 p.m. at Riverbank Park on Main St, Westbrook
  • Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Bridgton Farmers Market on Depot St, Bridgton
  • Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, from 3-5 p.m. at Riverbank Park on Main St, Westbrook

“A Rocking Photo Booth and Balloon Animals! And a Walk Through the Gardens Next Door”

Facilitated by Laurie Cavanaugh, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator

Swing by the Chamber of Commerce and use G.E.A.R. Parent Network’s props to dress up like a princess or a rock star for a photo (your phone or ours). We will also have balloon animal art for the little ones and freshly popped popcorn. Popcorn is compliments of the Chamber of Commerce. Also available is a walk through the famous Mclaughlin Gardens right next door. See mclaughlingarden.org/ for more information about the gardens.         

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016, from 3-6 p.m. at Chamber of Commerce, 4 Western Ave, South Paris

“Managing Stress: Strategies for Recognizing & Reducing Stress”

Presented by Laurie Cavanaugh, Regional Parent Support Coordinator

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, July 27, 2016, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Dana Center at MMC, 22 Bramhall St, Portland

“Early Psychosis - Myths, Facts, Treatment, and Recovery: New HOPE for Youth Resilience and Support”

Presented by Rebecca Jaynes, LCPC, PIER Program

Please join the PIER Program [and Youth MOVE Maine] for education about the signs and symptoms, as well as different stages, of psychotic (altered reality) experiences and their relation to significant mental illnesses. At first, you will gain an understanding of the term psychosis, how it relates to the many mood disorders psychosis can coincide with, including Bipolar, Depression and Anxiety Disorders. Then, you will hear about the warning signs of emerging illnesses and how they can interfere with learning, school/work and socializing with others. You will learn about the crucial role of youth, peers and young people with lived experience leading successful lives with enriched meaning in their sensory experiences. Family members will also learn how they can support a young person in recovery to build resilience from within. This presentation is designed for questions throughout and is open to family members, people with lived experience, friends, family, community members and professionals who interact with youth. Come ready to learn. 

  • Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at LePage Conference Room at St. Mary’s, 99 Campus Ave, Lewiston

“Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Oh, My!”

Presented by Laurie Cavanaugh, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator

Are you raising a second set of children at a time you thought you would be planning your retirement? This discussion will focus on specific issues that may be challenging for grandparents today and uncover ideas and solutions for greater success and less stress.         

  • Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at Chamber of Commerce, 4 Western Ave, South Paris

“The Motivational Breakthrough: Six Secrets to Turning on the Tuned-Out Child”

By Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed. Facilitated by Laurie Cavanaugh, CPSP, G.E.A.R. Regional Parent Support Coordinator
 

This workshop explores proven techniques, strategies, and scripts - based on six possible motivational styles - that will revolutionize the way teachers and parents inspire children to succeed and achieve. Rick Lavoie explodes common myths and gives specific advice for motivating children. With empathy and understanding, he offers parents and teachers the key to unlocking enthusiasm and responsiveness, proving any child can be motivated to learn.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St, Portland

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Kennebec, Somerset & 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

“Family Social Event”
Facilitated by Diane Bouffard, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
Come have your children play at the playground while you can talk with other parents struggling with the same issues as you. We are offering a child-friendly and developmentally appropriate environment in which parents/caregivers and children can explore, role-play and discover together. Snacks will be provided. Free lunch is available.

  • Monday, July 11, 2016, from 10-noon at North Street Playground, North St, Waterville
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016, from 10-noon at Williams Playground Bangor St, Augusta
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016, from 10 a.m.-noon at Kineowatha Park, 90 High St, Wilton
  • Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, from 10-noon at North Street Playground, North St, Waterville
  • Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, from 10 a.m.-noon at Kineowatha Park, 90 High St, Wilton
  • Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, from 10-noon at Calument Playground Northern Ave, Augusta

“Parent-Child Playgroup”
Facilitated by Diane Bouffard, CPSP, 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 are offering 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, Anne Osolinski at 859.2521 or Kristen Plummer at 859.2520.

  • Meets every Thursday beginning July 14, 2016, from 10 a.m.-noon at Skowhegan Recreational Center, 39 Poulin Drive, Skowhegan

Note: Parents seeking transportation are encouraged to explore the usage of Somerset Explorer through KVCAP. Summer bus schedules can be obtained by calling 859-2501. Fares are $1.00 to $1.25. Kids 18 and under ride free.

“G.E.A.R. Family Picnic”
Facilitated by Diane Bouffard, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
Lake George Regional Park is a family-friendly park that offers swimming, hiking, boating and fishing. A large peninsula with three sides of water, the west side of the park, where the picnic will be, offers swimming from a rocky shore and is great for a relaxing place to enjoy the shade. A picnic lunch will be provided. Picnic tables are available, but please bring your lawn chairs for additional seating. Bring your beach apparel and don’t forget sunscreen! There will be no lifeguards on duty. Parents, it will be your responsibility to watch your kids. Please come and join in the fun!            

  • Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Lake George Regional Park, 10 Main St, Canaan

Note: Registration is required at 1-800-264-9224. Admission is free. We will meet on the west side of the park on Route 2 between Skowhegan and Canaan. The rain date is Saturday, August 27, 2016.

“Last One Picked – First One Picked On: Learning Disabilities and Social Skills Video Presentation by Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.”
Facilitated by Diane Bouffard, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
Do you watch your child struggle with social isolation and rejection? This workshop will provide parents, caregivers and teachers with strategies for teaching our kids the social skills they will need for success in social interaction. Participants will learn about positive traits for peer acceptance, traits that teachers like, and hidden curriculum.    

  • Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Community Concepts, 103 Deerfield Lane, Farmington
  • Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at Crisis & Counseling Centers, 10 Caldwell Rd, Augusta

“Positive Behavioral Supports & Tantrum Management: Self-Preservation & Success in Parenting Children with Behavioral Health Needs”
Presented by Diane Bouffard, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
Do you sometimes feel like you don’t know how to help your child? Children with behavioral health needs do not come with a manual! This workshop will offer a framework to understand the nature of your child’s behavior and methods to flexibly respond to the needs your child presents. Positive behavioral supports emphasize practical ideas about how to meet your child where they are and utilize their motivation to increase success. Understanding and using Stage of Change concepts, maximizing provider involvement and enhancing natural supports will be emphasized to provide usable tools that can be applied in a variety of real-life situations. Temper tantrums are disruptive behavior or emotional outbursts displayed in response to unmet needs or desires. Come and learn how to control your child’s tantrums by using behavior management.

  • Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, from 9-11 a.m. at Educare, 56 Drummond Ave, Waterville
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, from 9-11 a.m. at Kennebec Behavioral Health, 5 Commerce Drive, Skowhegan

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Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties

“Managing Stress: Strategies for Recognizing & Reducing Stress”
Presented by Norm LeBlanc, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
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.

  • Saturday, July 9, 2016, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Skidompha Public Library, Carpenter Room, 184 Main Street, Damariscotta

“Sharing and Keeping Personal Information Safe”
Presented by Catie Lary, Community Educator, Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine
Please join us for an informative presentation about social sharing and keeping personal information safe. Come and gain useful information about how to keep yourself and your children stay safe when using social networking sites. Discover some useful tips for helping your children navigate cyberspace safely. Learn about red flag sites, cyber bullying prevention and awareness of internet predators.

  • Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 9-11 a.m. at DHHS-District Operations, 91 Camden Street, Suite 103, Rockland
  • Thursday, July 28, 2016, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library, Seminar Rm (2nd floor), 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick

“Positive Behavioral Supports & Tantrum Management: Self-Preservation & Success in Parenting Children with Behavioral Health Needs”
Presented by Norm LeBlanc, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
Do you sometimes feel like you don’t know how to help your child? Children with behavioral health needs do not come with a manual! This workshop will offer a framework to understand the nature of your child’s behavior and methods to flexibly respond to the needs your child presents. Positive Behavioral Supports emphasizes practical ideas about how to meet your child where they are at and utilize their motivation to increase success. Understanding and using Stage of Change concepts, maximizing provider involvement and enhancing natural supports will be emphasized to provide usable tools that can be applied in a variety of real life situations. Temper Tantrums are disruptive behavior or emotional outbursts displayed in response to unmet needs or desires. Come and learn how to control your child’s tantrums by using Behavior Management.

  • Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Skidompha Public Library, Carpenter Room, 184 Main Street, Damariscotta
  • Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, from 9-11 a.m. at DHHS-District Operations, 91 Camden Street, Suite 103, Rockland

“It’s So Much Work to be Your Friend”
Video Presentation by Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed. Facilitated by Norm LeBlanc, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
Are you concerned that your child has few or no friends? Do you watch your child struggle with social isolation and rejection? This workshop will enlighten you about learning disabilities and help your child find social success. Participants will learn what is making it difficult for their child to be a good friend and practical solutions to social skills issues.    

  • Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Skidompha Public Library, Carpenter Room, 184 Main Street, Damariscotta

“Helping your Child Manage their Meltdowns: Strategies for Gaining Self-Regulation Skills”
Presented by Norm LeBlanc, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
Are you feeling like you are always walking on eggshells when dealing with your child’s meltdowns? Are you at a loss about how to help your child to be successful in your home? You’re not alone! Join in the Discussion about what meltdowns are and strategies that can be used to help your child better manage these.          

  • Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library, Seminar Rm (2nd floor), 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick
  • Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, from 9-11 a.m. at DHHS-District Operations, 91 Camden Street, Suite 103, Rockland

“Improving Transitions in a Sensory Smart Family”
Presented by Maggie McKenna, Occupational Therapist
Do you sometimes feel like you don’t know how to help your child? Children with behavioral health needs do not come with a manual!  This workshop will offer a framework to understand the nature of your child’s behavior and methods to flexibly respond to the needs your child presents.  Positive Behavioral Supports emphasizes practical ideas about how to meet your child where they are at and utilize their motivation to increase success.  Understanding and using Stage of Change concepts, maximizing provider involvement and enhancing natural supports will be emphasized to provide usable tools that can be applied in a variety of real life situations. Temper tantrums are disruptive behavior or emotional outbursts displayed in response to unmet needs or desires. Come and learn how to control your child’s tantrums by using Behavior Management               

  • Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library, Seminar Rm (2nd floor), 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick

“G.E.A.R. Family Picnic”
Facilitated by Norm LeBlanc, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
Damariscotta Lake State Park is a favorite summer destination for many Maine families. A large freshwater lake with a sandy beach provides a relaxing location for picnicking & swimming. A picnic lunch will be provided. Picnic tables are located near the beach. Please bring your beach apparel & lawn chairs. And don’t forget sunscreen! There may be no lifeguards on duty. Parents it will be your responsibility to watch your kids. Please come & join in the fun!               

  • Saturday, July 16, 2016, from noon-4 p.m. at Damariscotta Lake State Park, 8 State Park Rd, Jefferson

Note: Registration is required at 1-800-264-9224. Admission is Free. Lunch will begin promptly at 1 p.m. Tell the Ranger at the gate you’re here for the G.E.A.R. Family Picnic. The rain date is Saturday, July 23, 2016.

“G.E.A.R. Family Game Night”
Facilitated by Norm LeBlanc, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
A large selection of board games, card games and dice will be available. Or if you have a favorite family game, please bring that along! Please come and join in the fun with face-to-face conversation as a family. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. The G.E.A.R. Family Game Night will be offered at the following locations in the mid-coast area.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, from 5:30-8:30 pm at Mid-Coast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath
  • Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, from 5:30-8:30 pm in the Rockland Room at Knox Center for Long Term Care, 4 White St, Rockland

“G.E.A.R. Family Movie Night”
Facilitated by Norm LeBlanc, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
G.E.A.R. Parent Network is also offering another opportunity for families to come away from their daily life and participate together in a family friendly activity. The G.E.A.R. Family Movie Night will also be offered in the mid-coast area. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. The movie being viewed will be Over the Hedge. This is a light-hearted fun family movie about a raccoon and his woodland friends.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, from 5:30-8:30 pm at Pathways, 62 Pegasus St, Brunswick

“ME Dads Who Care - Parent Support Group for Dads”
Facilitated by Norman LeBlanc, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator & Robert Boulier, Parent Volunteer (Bangor)
Dads have a tough job! Have you considered joining a parent support group for dads? G.E.A.R. Parent Network is currently offering a parent support group for dads at four locations. Come and join in the conversation with other “ME Dads Who Care.” If you are a dad, stepdad, granddad, or foster dad of a child with behavioral, emotional or developmental health needs, please consider joining us one evening per month. Meet other dads who are on a similar journey as yours.

  • Bangor: Meets at Acadia Hospital, Leonard Rm, 268 Stillwater Ave on various Wednesdays (Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 9 & Dec. 7, 2016) from 6-8 p.m.

Note: The remaining locations meet on a quarterly rotating schedule on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

  • Brunswick: Meets at the Pathways Merrymeeting Center (Back Entrance), 62 Pegasus St on July 19 & Oct. 18, 2016, from 6-8 p.m.
  • Auburn: Meets at the Old Engine House, 158 Court St, Suite 24 on Aug. 16 & Nov. 15, 2016, from 6-8 p.m.
  • Augusta: Meets at Crisis & Counseling Centers, 1st Floor Conference Rm, 10 Caldwell Rd on Sept. 20 & Dec. 20, 2016, from 6-8 p.m.

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Hancock, Waldo & Washington Counties

Cynthia Cullinane, Regional Parent Support Coordinator, 207-266-9523, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Note: Child care is available to Head Start parents at the Searsport and Unity locations with pre-registration.

“Summer Fun Activities!”
Facilitated by Cynthia Cullinane, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
Attention moms, dads, and caregivers! Bring your kiddos to this special event and enjoy some fun activities and games as we celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer! Make some puppets, bookmarks, friendship bracelets and more to take home and enjoy.               

  • Monday, July 11, 2016, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP), 9 Field St, Belfast
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016, from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Downeast Horizons, 77 Union St, Ellsworth

“Raising a Reader”
Presented by Cynthia Cullinane, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
Why is raising a reader so important? On a basic level, reading is a fundamental part of existing. Think about your typical day. How often are you reading something, street signs, reports, emails, grocery labels, medication, newspapers, websites, and stories to our kids? This workshop offers an understanding of how to engage your child in reading. Reading to our children routinely in their early years increases their language development, helps your child develop an attention span and concentration skills. A child who reads well is more likely to develop positive self-esteem, independence and many other skills needed to last throughout their life.

  • Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP), 9 Field St, Belfast
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, from 9-11 a.m. at Downeast Horizons, 77 Union St, Ellsworth

“Last One Picked – First One Picked On: Learning Disabilities and Social Skills”
Video Presentation by Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.
Facilitated by Diane Bouffard, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
Do you watch your child struggle with social isolation and rejection? This workshop will provide parents, caregivers and teachers with strategies for teaching our kids the social skills they will need for success in social interaction. Participants will learn about positive traits for peer acceptance; traits that teachers like, and “hidden curriculum.”

  • Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Unity Head Start, 85 School St, Unity

“The Motivation Breakthrough: Six Secrets to Turning on the Tuned-Out Child”
By Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.
Facilitated by Cynthia Cullinane, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
This workshop explores proven techniques, strategies, and scripts - based on six possible motivational styles - that will revolutionize the way teachers and parents inspire children to succeed and achieve. Rick Lavoie explodes common myths and gives specific advice for motivating children. With empathy and understanding, he offers parents and teachers the key to unlocking enthusiasm and responsiveness, proving any child can be motivated to learn.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, from 9-11 a.m. at Downeast Horizons, 77 Union St, Ellsworth
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Waldo County Head Start, 3 Back Searsport Rd, Searsport

Penobscot, Piscataquis & Southern Aroostook Counties

Cindy Seekins, Regional Parent Support Coordinator, 207-884-9163, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

“Summer Fun Activities!”
Facilitated by Cynthia Cullinane, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
Attention moms, dads, and caregivers! Bring your kiddos to this special event and enjoy some fun activities and games as we celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer! Make some puppets, bookmarks, friendship bracelets and more to take home and enjoy.    

  • Friday, July 1, 2016, from 10 a.m.-noon at Charlotte White Center, 572 Bangor Rd, Dover-Foxcroft
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at Wings for Families & Children, 900 Hammond St, Bangor

“The Motivation Breakthrough: Six Secrets to Turning on the Tuned-Out Child” By Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.
Facilitated by Cynthia Cullinane, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
This workshop explores proven techniques, strategies, and scripts - based on six possible motivational styles - that will revolutionize the way teachers and parents inspire children to succeed and achieve. Rick Lavoie explodes common myths and gives specific advice for motivating children. With empathy and understanding, he offers parents and teachers the key to unlocking enthusiasm and responsiveness, proving any child can be motivated to learn.

  • Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at Wings for Families & Children, 900 Hammond St, Bangor
  • Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, from 10 a.m.-noon at Charlotte White Center, 572 Bangor Rd, Dover-Foxcroft

“Raising a Reader”
Presented by Cynthia Cullinane, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
Why is raising a reader so important? On a basic level, reading is a fundamental part of existing. Think about your typical day. How often are you reading something, street signs, reports, emails, grocery labels, medication, newspapers, websites, and stories to our kids? This workshop offers an understanding of how to engage your child in reading. Reading to our children routinely in their early years increases their language development, helps your child develop an attention span and concentration skills. A child who reads well is more likely to develop positive self-esteem, independence and many other skills needed to last throughout their life

  • Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, from 10 a.m.-noon at Charlotte White Center, 572 Bangor Rd, Dover-Foxcroft
  • Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at Wings for Families & Children, 900 Hammond St, Bangor

“Support Group Time”
Facilitated by Diane Bouffard, CPSP, Regional Parent Support Coordinator
Raising a child is a rewarding but demanding job! Come and join in the conversation with other parents who share similar life experiences. If you are a parent of a child with behavioral, emotional or developmental health needs, please consider joining us once a month at one of the locations listed below. Enjoy the opportunity to meet and compare notes with other parents who truly understand the journey you are on.

  • Houlton: Meets 2nd Friday of every 3rd month (Sep.t 9, Dec. 9) from 9:30-11 a.m. at Cary Library, Meeting Rm, 107 Main St
  • Bangor: Meets 4th Thursday of each month (July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22) from 10:30-noon at Charlotte White Center in Bangor 34 Penn Plaza

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G.E.A.R. Parent Network is a Parent-to-Parent Network of Information & Support for Parents of Children with behavioral health needs, is a program of Crisis & Counseling Centers, Inc. and is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, the United Way and Private Donations

Administration: 10 Caldwell Rd, Augusta, Maine 04330 • 207.626.3448 (voice & TTY); Fax 207.626.3453