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Dates and times subject to change. Contact your local Council to confirm the event details.

Nurturing Parenting: Community-Based Education

Council: Kids Free to Grow (York)

Start Date: 7/7/2022    End Date: 9/1/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Every Thursday from July 7-September 1, 2022.

Time: 10:30-12pm

Audience: Parents/caregivers of children 0-10.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: No

Link to Register: http://Email Shannon at shannonb@kidsfreetogrow.org for the Zoom link

Additional Information: Nurturing Parenting features education to foster positive parenting skills with nurturing behaviors, promote healthy physical and emotional development, and teach appropriate role and developmental expectations. This program covers the span of childhood from birth-young adult.

Contact: Genevieve Gardner   Phone: 207-985-5975

Website: http://www.kidsfreetogrow.org


Nurturing Parenting: Skills for Families

Council: Penquis (Penobscot)

Start Date: 7/12/2022    End Date: 9/27/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Audience: Parents & caregivers of children any age.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Rivch54z4LfcE9p4JPtqPOb3XVsfJr50_N80MwPqIIg/edit

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Nurturing Parenting: Skills for Families

Council: Penquis (Penobscot)

Start Date: 7/14/2022    End Date: 9/29/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Thursday

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Audience: Parents & caregivers of children any age.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Rivch54z4LfcE9p4JPtqPOb3XVsfJr50_N80MwPqIIg/edit

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Nurturing Parenting: Community-Based Education

Council: Kids Free to Grow (York)

Start Date: 7/19/2022    End Date: 9/6/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 10:00am-11:30am

Audience: Parents/Caregivers of children age 0-10

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://Please email Amy at Amym@kidsfreetogrow.org for registration information

Additional Information: Nurturing Parenting features education to foster positive parenting skills with nurturing behaviors, promote healthy physical and emotional development, and teach appropriate role and developmental expectations. This program covers the span of childhood from birth-young adult.

Contact: Genevieve Gardner   Phone: 207-985-5975

Website: http://www.kidsfreetogrow.org


Nurturing Parenting: Community-Based Education

Council: Penquis (Piscataquis)

Start Date: 7/20/2022    End Date: 9/21/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 5pm-6pm

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqb8zkePkqjYjccPkzvecH6JWrsBwzB-5DVs73jtIPvv3Jag/viewform

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Active Parenting- Teens (ages 12+)

Council: Penquis (Piscataquis)

Start Date: 8/4/2022    End Date: 9/6/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Thursday

Time: 12pm-1pm

Audience: Parents/Caregivers of Teens 12+

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSevBbomWeEIG1l9XocK1T79IUuJ1uWQGjg1YL-FYNsZnZ49dQ/viewform

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Nurturing Parenting: Community-Based Education

Council: Kids Free to Grow (Cumberland)

Start Date: 8/15/2022    End Date: 10/3/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Monday

Time: 9:00

Town: Portland

Audience: Parents, Caregivers with or without DHHS referrals

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIoceivqzwuGdeLrdrb5wMTx1piuAkQD68l

Contact: Genevieve Gardner   Phone: 207-854-1030

Website: http://www.kidsfreetogrow.org


Nurturing Parenting: Community-Based Education

Council: Midcoast Maine Community Action Program (Knox)

Start Date: 8/24/2022    End Date: 10/26/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Wednesdays

Time: 6-8 pm

Audience: Knox, Waldo and Sagadahoc county residents.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkc-qppjMjHNfz5lY1saf5CDqPwEd10YnK

Additional Information: For ALL parents and caregivers. This is an open series of 10 enrichment classes. Attend as many as you want or can. Registration is required. Topics will include: Nurturing Parenting Practices - Aug. 24th · Ages & Stages of Development - Aug. 31st · Enhancing Brain Development - Sept. 14th · Dealing with Feelings – Sept. 21st · Developing Self-Worth – Sept. 28th Praise & Encouragement – Oct. 5th · Communicating with Respect – Oct. 12th · Family Morals, Values and Rules – Oct. 19th · Nurturing Discipline – Oct. 26th · Managing Stress – Nov. 9th

Contact: Dawn Flagg   Phone: 207-442-7963 x230

Website: http://midcoastmainecommunityaction.org


Active Parenting- Teens (ages 12+)

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 9/12/2022    End Date: 10/24/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Mondays

Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZModu2rqTIqGtffT1V_2kXTtQDzEDNGVcpo

Additional Information: For parents of preteens and teens, this video and discussion program provides parents with the skills needed to use effective discipline, teach responsibility, and communicate with their children. Each session includes information on coping with real life issues teens face, such as drugs, sexuality, and violence.

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Nurturing Parenting: Skills for Families

Council: Penquis (Penobscot)

Start Date: 10/4/2022    End Date: 12/27/2022

Day(s) of the Week:

Time:

Audience: Parents & caregivers of children any age.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Rivch54z4LfcE9p4JPtqPOb3XVsfJr50_N80MwPqIIg/edit

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Nurturing Parenting: Skills for Families

Council: Penquis (Penobscot)

Start Date: 10/6/2022    End Date: 12/29/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Thursday

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Audience: Parents & caregivers of children any age.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Rivch54z4LfcE9p4JPtqPOb3XVsfJr50_N80MwPqIIg/edit

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Nurturing Parenting: Community-Based Education

Council: Kids Free to Grow (Cumberland)

Start Date: 10/10/2022    End Date: 12/12/2022

Day(s) of the Week: mondays

Time: 9:00

Town: portland

Audience: Parents, Caregivers with or without DHHS referrals

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Contact: Genevieve Gardner   Phone: 207-854-1030

Website: http://www.kidsfreetogrow.org


Surviving Your Adolescence

Council: Franklin County Children's Task Force

Start Date: 10/12/2022    End Date: 10/26/2022

Day(s) of the Week:

Time: Wednesdays at 12:00

Audience: Parents and Caregivers of Children 12-18

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://www.fcctf.org

Additional Information: Online

Contact: Renee Whitley   Phone: 207-778-6960

Website: http://www.fcctf.org


Nurturing Parenting: Skills for Families

Council: Penquis (Penobscot)

Start Date: 1/3/2023    End Date: 3/28/2023

Day(s) of the Week:

Time:

Audience: Parents & caregivers of children any age.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Rivch54z4LfcE9p4JPtqPOb3XVsfJr50_N80MwPqIIg/edit

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Nurturing Parenting: Skills for Families

Council: Penquis (Penobscot)

Start Date: 1/5/2023    End Date: 3/30/2023

Day(s) of the Week:

Time:

Audience: Parents & caregivers of children any age.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Rivch54z4LfcE9p4JPtqPOb3XVsfJr50_N80MwPqIIg/edit

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Nurturing Parenting: Skills for Families

Council: Penquis (Penobscot)

Start Date: 4/4/2023    End Date: 6/27/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Audience: Parents & caregivers of children any age.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Rivch54z4LfcE9p4JPtqPOb3XVsfJr50_N80MwPqIIg/edit

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Nurturing Parenting: Skills for Families

Council: Penquis (Penobscot)

Start Date: 4/6/2023    End Date: 6/29/2023

Day(s) of the Week:

Time:

Audience: Parents & caregivers of children any age.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Rivch54z4LfcE9p4JPtqPOb3XVsfJr50_N80MwPqIIg/edit

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org