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Parent Learning & Support Workshop

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Parent Learning & Support

Location: Crisis and Counseling, 120 Tillson Ave, Rockland

Workshops are free to all parents and caregivers of children with emotional and behavioral health needs! Unable to attend in person? Join us remotely from your computer or mobile device with Go ToMeeting™. Contact your Regional Parent Support Coordinator for more information. Note you must pre-register to utilize Go ToMeeting™.


Thursday, October 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“Autism and Strategies” Presented by Jessica King, Information Specialist, Autism Society of Maine

Participants will gain a basic understanding of autism along with some general strategies to use while interacting with individuals on the spectrum. These strategies relate to sensory, communication, behavioral and social deficits that often interfere with an individual’s ability to process information.


Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“Sesame Street’s Little Children BIG Challenges: Incarceration” Facilitated by Misty Day, Regional Parent Support Coordinator

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.


Thursday, December 20, 2018, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“Family Activity: Creating a Cookie Jar Mix” Facilitated by Misty Day, Regional Parent Support Coordinator

Whip up a special gift from the kitchen to show family and friends you truly care! Join us for an evening of fun and create a cookie jar mix to enjoy with family or use as a homemade gift for that special someone. Personalize your jar by adding your own creative touch.  G.E.A.R. will provide the supplies and feel free to bring a Quart wide mouth canning jar or decorative items from home. Note: You must pre-register for this workshop, space is limited. 


Facilitated by parents for parents. Are you worried about your child’s emotional well-being? Through parent-to-parent sharing of experiences and knowledge, G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with behavioral health needs to build on their family’s strengths and to advocate for their family’s needs. Free services available to parents and caregivers include information and support by phone; monthly support groups; education, health, and legal training; and social opportunities. We are parents helping each other. We offer unconditional support: no blame, no shame, and no judgment! We want you to know that you are not ALONE!


To register, please contact:

Misty Day, Regional Parent Support Coordinator

Hancock, Waldo, Knox, Lincoln & Washington Counties; Ph: 1.800.264.9224 or 485.4253

Email: mday@crisisandcounseling.org or www.gearparentnetwork.org