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Parenting Education
Find a class developed with your child's age in mind:
 Prenatal-5 Years  5-12 Years  13-18 Years

Find a class geared toward:
 Fathers
 Co-Parenting/Blended Families
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 Families with Children with Special Needs or Health Challenges

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

Please contact the Prevention Council for more information on upcoming events:
Sunrise Opportunities (Hancock)
232 Court Street
Machias, ME 04654
Contact: Monica Olivares
molivares@sun-rise.org
www.sopreventioncouncil.com


Parenting through Recovery at Inspire

Council: Sunrise Opportunities (Hancock)

Start Date: 1/3/2024    End Date: 3/27/2024

Day(s) of the Week: Wednesdays

Time: 6:00

Audience: Members of Inspire Recovery Center

In Person or Virtual: Hybrid

Registration Required: No

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJjpLX_xg9GiCQjV2wehkWYCGgHCJ2xIVxvA4DNHJkr6zLNg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Additional Information: Learn how substance and trauma impacts parenting. Focus on how to restore the parent and child relationship and strengthen this connection moving forward.

Contact: Monica Olivares   Phone: (207) 255-8273

Website: www.sopreventioncouncil.com


Parenting and Play! Ellsworth Area Weekly Playgroup

Council: Sunrise Opportunities (Hancock)

Start Date: 1/4/2024    End Date: 3/28/2024

Day(s) of the Week: Thursdays

Time: 10:00

Audience: Hancock County Public

In Person or Virtual: In-person

Registration Required: No

Link to Register: https://forms.gle/UtQKASjs86piV6wv8

Additional Information: This weekly playgroup is for parents of children ages 0-5! Bring your infants and toddlers and come play, meet new friends and build those social connections every Thursday! We meet at Downeast Community Partners in Ellsworth, 18 Avery Lane.

Contact: Monica Olivares   Phone: (207) 255-8273

Website: www.sopreventioncouncil.com


Active Parenting- First Five Years

Council: Sunrise Opportunities (Hancock)

Start Date: 2/19/2024    End Date: 3/12/2024

Day(s) of the Week: Monday

Time: 10:00

Audience: Hancock County Public

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: No

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJjpLX_xg9GiCQjV2wehkWYCGgHCJ2xIVxvA4DNHJkr6zLNg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Additional Information: Learn about your child’s brain development and parenting methods for each developmental stage. These parenting strategies increase positive behavior and strengthen your relationship!

Contact: Monica Olivares   Phone: (207) 255-8273

Website: www.sopreventioncouncil.com


Active Parenting- Teens (ages 12+)

Council: Sunrise Opportunities (Hancock)

Start Date: 2/20/2024    End Date: 3/26/2024

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 12:00

Audience: Hancock County Public

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: No

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJjpLX_xg9GiCQjV2wehkWYCGgHCJ2xIVxvA4DNHJkr6zLNg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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 shows parents how to handle sensitive issues such as drugs, sexuality, and violence.

Contact: Monica Olivares   Phone: (207) 255-8273

Website: www.sopreventioncouncil.com


Circle of Security

Council: Sunrise Opportunities (Hancock)

Start Date: 2/23/2024   

Day(s) of the Week: Friday

Time: 10:00

Audience: Hancock County Public

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: No

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJjpLX_xg9GiCQjV2wehkWYCGgHCJ2xIVxvA4DNHJkr6zLNg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Additional Information: As parents, there are times that we feel lost and uncertain. Imagine what it would be like if you were able to make sense of what your child needs from you. Circle of Security Parenting is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Contact: Monica Olivares   Phone: (207) 255-8273

Website: www.sopreventioncouncil.com