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May   2017
Parent Support Groups Starting

Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association will partner with TLC Family Resource Center to present topics relevant to all families. The subject of the June 1 event will be "Feeding in the First Year." The discussion will be led by Ruth Smolnik who is a registered nurse and the Maternal Child Health Case Manager for Lake Sunapee Region VNA. The group discussion will include sharing from participants about what works for each family as well as information from Ms.Smolnik on infant cues to the introduction of solids and then table foods. The June 1 event is free to all families and will take place from 5:30-7 pm with dinner and child care provided in adjacent rooms.

TLC Family Resource Center will also be sponsoring a second Parent Support Group on the subject of "Talking So Your Children Will Listen" on Saturday, June 10, from 9:30 - 11 am. Free breakfast and childcare will also be provided at this event which will be led by Melony Williams, Clinical Supervisor for TLC Family Resource Center. Registration is required for both of these groups in order to plan for child care and food. 
 

Both events will be held at TLC Family Resource Center, 109 Pleasant St., Claremont. 

REGISTER HERE for June 1 group.
REGISTER HERE for June 10 group.
May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
Every May, the nation turns its attention to teen pregnancy prevention for a full month. National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month highlights the historic declines in the rates of teen births in the United States. Significant declines have occurred in all 50 states and among all racial/ethnic groups, yet disparities continue. The best time to think about how you handle a tough decision about sex is before you have to make it. Click here to take a short quiz on whether you are ready.
Seeking VISTA Applicants!
Do you know someone graduating from high school or college who is interested in a "gap year" to help out a local non-profit? Or maybe you know a retiree who isn't quite ready to retire? VISTA is a perfect opportunity to serve your community, receive a stipend, health insurance, vacation time, and a tuition waiver for future education. TLC Family Resource Center is looking to fill a VISTA position starting this summer. Click here to learn more.
Andre Dubus III to Speak at 25th Anniversary Dinner
Save the date! Andre Dubus III was very well received at our fundraising breakfast two years ago. He will return on October 18th at The Common Man here in Claremont as our keynote speaker for our 25th anniversary dinner event. We hope that you will mark your calendars now so nothing keeps you from this powerful event. Andre is the New York Times best-selling author of House of Sand and Fog and Townie, among others. Check him out here.
Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope
If you want to be part of the ongoing Facebook support for fostering resilience in our community, please go to the Resilience page and request to join! You will be able to see helpful articles, videos, and upcoming events around this important subject. Click here for the Facebook page! We plan to screen the movie here in Claremont again soon. Stay tuned. Click here for a trailer for the movie.
May 27th Yard Sale
Please stop by our office at 109 Pleasant St, Claremont, for our Memorial Day
Weekend yard sale, May 27th, 10-2. Lots of children's clothes, books, and toys. We will also be setting up a yard sale at the Valley Regional Healthcare event on June 17th. These are great opportunities to get great deals on children's clothing an d other items.
 
Community Service Job
Are you a student who needs to get community service hours for high school or college? We are looking for someone to distribute some fliers about our programs. They need to be delivered to any business or organization that will allow us to post them. Please email  Maggie if you are interested in helping out in this way. Thanks!
 
SHINE
We provide comprehensive sexual health information for young women and men 16-21 with the goal to lower teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease rates in the county. Email liza@tlcfamilyrc.org
or click here to find out more or to register for 
a class.
New Hours at 2nd Beginnings!
Our thrift store has new hours. We are open Wednesday, 11-6, and Saturday, 10-4. Please stop by and see the new items on the racks.

We also have a new pricing system. You will like it! And each month that an item stays on the racks, it will be discounted 25%. You will definitely find the best deals in town.

If you have 3 hours a week to volunteer, we can get the store open more hours with your help. Contact maggie@tlcfamilyrc.org to volunteer.
Maggie Monroe-Cassel 
(603) 542-1848 x 322