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Family Matters Newsletter
Volume 2, Issue 2              May 2018
 
What a busy spring!  The Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Council had many events. Here are some of the exciting things that happened in April and May. 

March 27, 2018 we visited the Maine State House to display at the Hall of Flags in Augusta. Each year the Maine Children's Trust and the Councils that it governs display their work along with Maine Families Home Visitors to the State legislators and representatives along with others that come out to see us and join us. For oxford county we we able to see many of our representative and to share details of the work we do. Governor LePage was one of the supporters that gave a speech backing the importance of preventative work and strengthening families efforts from our Councils. 





April Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Awareness Efforts
 
Many local business, and community members support the campaign by wearing Blue on April 6th and planting Pinwheel Gardens through the month. 

Thank you for displaying pinwheels:
McLaughlin Gardens, South Paris
Oxford SACC, Oxford
Chisholm Early Learning Center, Rumford
Riley Early Learning Center, South Paris
Guy E. Rowe Elementary, Norway
Tri-County Mental Health Services, Oxford
Norway Memorial Library, Norway
Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, South Paris
Oxford Advent Christian Church, Oxford
Agnes Gray Elementary School, West Paris
Community Concepts Inc., South Paris
Paris Public Library, South Paris
Norway Memorial Library, Norway
SAPARS, South Paris
Paris Police Station, 
Gould Academy, Bethel
Hartford-Sumner Elementary School
Northeast Bank, Buckfield
Buckfield JSHS, Buckfield
Sacoppee Valley Health Center, Porter
 







A big thank you to Doe's Variety in South Paris for collecting donations with Whoopie Pies for our CAN Council of Oxford County.  


Wear Blue Day 
April 6th, 2018 was a day to Wear Blue to bring awareness to creating #GreatChildhoods by reducing child abuse and neglect throughout our country.  Here in our corner of the world, we asked our communities to participate. We even had a challenge to find the largest group of people to wear blue- winners got Whoopie Pies!

Thank you to everyone who participated. Our winners were Oxford SACC with 54 children and staff wearing blue. Great job!







Parenting Workshop Schedule

A Quick Discipline Strategy
 for Parent with children ages 2-12 years


Learn a simple yet effective technique to get kids to STOP doing what you don't want them to do and to START what you want them to do.  Learn to encourage positive behavior, independence, and self-esteem development.  This program is recommended for parents with children ages 2-12 years. 

Registration Required
Call or Text 739-0222
 
Upcoming Dates:
 
Chisholm Early Learning Center
126 York Street, Rumford 
Wednesdays
June 13, 20, & 27th 2018 
9:00am-11:30am 


        Step Parenting 
 

Active Parenting for Stepfamilies is a program to help parents and stepparents raise children in the challenging stepfamily environment. It is a comprehensive program as well as a step parenting preparation program,
 all rolled into one!


Register Now!
Call/Text Alyson Holland 
739-0222




Upcoming Dates:

Rumford Public Library

56 Rumford Ave.

Tuesdays & Thursdays
May 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, & 31
Time: 1:00-2:30



        Active Parenting
 

Active Parenting for Stepfamilies is a program to help parents and stepparents raise children in the challenging stepfamily environment. It is a comprehensive program as well as a step parenting preparation program,
 all rolled into one!


Register Now!
Call/Text Alyson Holland 
739-0222




Upcoming Dates:

Meroby Elementary School

21 Cross Street, Mexico

Wednesdays
September 19 & 26, Oct 3,10,17,& 24th. 
Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm

Dinner and Childcare Provided


Nurturing Parents

Get together with a group of parents to discuss parenting topics like brain
development, discipline, and stress management!
 
This is a year round parent connection group.  Commit to one, some, or all!


Upcoming Dates:

Oxford Advent Church
1130 Main St, Oxford

Meets one Sunday every month
Taking a Summer Break for July and August
5/13/18, 6/10/18, 9/9/18

1:00-2:30pm 

Lunch and childcare provided
Parent Connections


Circle of Parents
 

A Group for all Parents!

This is a parent group that will meet every week. We will talk about parenting successes and struggles and parents will have a chance to talk to and with each other about parenthood- tips, tricks, and encouragement to keep going! 

There will also be a children's group at the same time! Kids will learn through small structured activities things like: social skills, emotional regulation, listening and following directions, etc. 

       Dinner Provided



Call/Text Alyson Holland  to Register
739-0222





Upcoming Dates:

Agnes Gray Elementary School

170 Main Street, West Paris

Fridays  5:30pm-6:30p.m.

Moves to Every Other Friday 7/6/18

       Grand-parenting Group 

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Grandparents Getting Together:
  • Talk about the difference of parenting grandchildren
  • Support each other
  • Hear different parenting techniques
  • Learn and Laugh together!
If you are a grandparent raising grandchildren, you are not alone! Let's come together for conversation, learning, and laughing!

Meets Monthly at
Chisholm Early Learning Center
126 York Street, Rumford

2nd Wednesday of each month
 from 1:00-2:00pm 
6/13, 7/11, 8/8 

For more information, call or text (207) 739-0222
Upcoming Events
Oxford County Touch a Truck



Community Concepts | Family Services | (207) 739-0222 |   aholland@community-concepts.org
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