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

Nurturing Parenting: Through Recovery

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 11/9/2021    End Date: 3/8/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesdays

Time: 10am to 11:30am

Audience: If you are a parent or caregiver working on your recovery and want to learn more about the effects of substance use on your family, parenting style, and your relationship with your child join us for this 17-week program. You will explore hands on activities along with guided discussions to enhance your self-awareness and increase your ability to relate to your child/children in a safe and supportive environment surrounded by parents and caregivers who share similar life experiences.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdO6gpj4pHN1M686cXUWrw9Fe9783kJf_

Additional Information: For more information please contact: Anne Osolinski at 859-2521 or by emailing at: aosolinski@kvcap.org

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Active Parenting- First Five Years

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 1/5/2022    End Date: 2/2/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrc-yoqzMsGNw-OULISUkE4NANhHe1Wqkz

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Nurturing Parents - Exploring Relationships

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 1/7/2022    End Date: 3/25/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Fridays

Time: 12noon to 1:30pm

Audience: Parents in recovery with children ages 0-18

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcofu2grj0iHtefB8AqskYShLyUq_jLaeu1

Additional Information: for more information please contact: Anne Osolinski at 859-2521 or by emailing at: aosolinski@kvcap.org

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Parent 2 Parent Group

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 1/11/2022    End Date: 3/29/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Second and Fourth Tuesday of every month

Time: 5:30pm to 7PM

Audience: Open to anyone who is parenting with a child ages 0-18. This is an informal, non-judgmental space to share information, encouragement and support with other parents.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkde2hrzMjHtVt6-lkrSNhrlqYR6wxog9O

Additional Information: For more information please contact: Anne Osolinski at 859-2521 or by emailing at: aosolinski@kvcap.org

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Active Parenting- Active Parenting 4th Edition (ages 5-12)

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 1/20/2022    End Date: 2/24/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Thursdays

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Audience: Parents and caregivers of children ages 5-12

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqf--hrjkjH9c20jMLsHLDRzLI5FfZnD9A

Additional Information: Do you ever wonder if there is a better way to handle some of those daily parenting challenges? Learn how with this 6 - session video and discussion program for parents and care providers of children ages 5 and up. This program is designed to help raise responsible children by using effective discipline techniques and encouragement skills.

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Active Parenting- First Five Years

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 2/1/2022    End Date: 2/22/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 3pm to 5pm

Audience: In this series of 4 classes you will learn discipline methods that work, how to prevent tantrums, establishing routines to make life easier, and much more. This class is designed for parents of children from birth-age 5.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqdu6qqTIoHtNJUjBQIVwuSdp4jfRT2Lur

Additional Information: for more information please contact: Anne Osolinski at 859-2521 or by emailing at: aosolinski@kvcap.org

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Active Parenting- Active Parenting 4th Edition (ages 5-12)

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 2/11/2022    End Date: 3/18/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesdays

Time: 10am to 12noon

Audience: Do you ever wonder if there is a better way to handle some of those daily parenting challenges? Learn how with this 6 - session video and discussion program for parents and care providers of children ages 5-12. This program is designed to help raise responsible children by using effective discipline techniques and encouragement skills.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtceGuqjItHd1EPZirS1qVm_PbkHVamuSU

Additional Information: for more information please contact: Anne Osolinski at 859-2521 or by emailing at: aosolinski@kvcap.org

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Mandated Reporting

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 2/17/2022   

Day(s) of the Week: Thursday

Time: 1-3pm

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: No

Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMucu6qpzovGdT3ltoJLgU-k-62UhurOZRZ

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Infant Safe Sleep -- Open Community Training

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 2/23/2022   

Day(s) of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Audience: Open to all, community members and professionals welcome.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwufu6qrj8pHdK06jBJ8bLmKZav0zgEe38m

Additional Information: During this FREE single session workshop we will explore the latest research behind Infant Safe Sleep recommendations, common sleep hazards, SIDS and other important information to keep babies safe while they snooze. We will also discuss a developmentally typical time called PURPLE crying, strategies for soothing a crying baby, and abusive head trauma prevention.

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Period of PURPLE Crying - Open Community Training

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 2/23/2022   

Day(s) of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Audience: Open to all, community members and professionals welcome!

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwufu6qrj8pHdK06jBJ8bLmKZav0zgEe38m

Additional Information: During this FREE single session workshop we will explore the latest research behind Infant Safe Sleep recommendations, common sleep hazards, SIDS and other important information to keep babies safe while they snooze. We will also discuss a developmentally typical time called PURPLE crying, strategies for soothing a crying baby, and abusive head trauma prevention.

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Nurturing Parenting: Through Recovery

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 3/8/2022    End Date: 6/28/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesdays

Time: 10am to 11:30am

Audience: If you are a parent or caregiver working on your recovery and want to learn more about the effects of substance use on your family, parenting style, and your relationship with your child join us for this 17-week program. You will explore hands on activities along with guided discussions to enhance your self-awareness and increase your ability to relate to your child/children in a safe and supportive environment surrounded by parents and caregivers who share similar life experiences.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Additional Information: For more information please contact: Anne Osolinski at 859-2521 or by emailing at: aosolinski@kvcap.org

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Mandated Reporting

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 3/17/2022   

Day(s) of the Week: Thursday

Time: 9-11am

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: No

Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkdOugpj4iHNGA2cmTesT9TcFFKK_N9RUj

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Active Parenting- Active Parenting 4th Edition (ages 5-12)

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 3/21/2022    End Date: 5/2/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Monday

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Audience: Do you ever wonder if there is a better way to handle some of those daily parenting challenges? Learn how with this 6 - session video and discussion program for parents and care providers of children ages 5-12. This program is designed to help raise responsible children by using effective discipline techniques and encouragement skills.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Additional Information: for more information please contact: Anne Osolinski at 859-2521 or by emailing at: aosolinski@kvcap.org

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Nurturing Parenting: Fathers

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 3/22/2022    End Date: 6/21/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesdays

Time: 3pm to 4:30pm

Audience: A 13-session program that is 1 1/2 hours and is tailored to meet the needs and learning styles of anyone that can identify as a male caregiver who is parenting! The class focuses on and explains: the roots of fathering, nurturing children and self, positive discipline methods, managing anger and resolving conflict, teamwork with partner, balancing work and fathering and more.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvcuiorzguGNULwYHMaxns9ArlaV5VURDX

Additional Information: for more information please contact: Anne Osolinski at 859-2521 or by emailing at: aosolinski@kvcap.org

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Parent Support Group - Exploring Relationships

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 4/1/2022    End Date: 6/24/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Fridays

Time: 12noon to 1:30pm

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Additional Information: For more information please contact: Anne Osolinski at 859-2521 or by email at: aosolinski@kvcap.org

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Active Parenting- First Five Years

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 4/4/2022    End Date: 5/2/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Mondays

Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Audience: In this series of 4 classes you will learn discipline methods that work, how to prevent tantrums, establishing routines to make life easier, and much more. This class is designed for parents of children from birth-age 5.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Additional Information: For more information please contact: Anne Osolinski at 859-2521 or by emailing at: aosolinski@kvcap.org

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Active Parenting- Active Parenting 4th Edition (ages 5-12)

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 5/16/2022    End Date: 6/27/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Mondays

Time: 3pm to 5pm

Audience: Do you ever wonder if there is a better way to handle some of those daily parenting challenges? Learn how with this 6 - session video and discussion program for parents and care providers of children ages 5-12. This program is designed to help raise responsible children by using effective discipline techniques and encouragement skills.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Additional Information: For more information please contact: Anne Osolinski at 859-2521 or by emailing at: aosolinski@kvcap.org

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Active Parent - TEENS and TWEENS

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 5/16/2022    End Date: 6/27/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Mondays

Time: 12noon to 2pm

Audience: There’s no denying it. Parents and teens are often at odds, but it doesn’t have to be this way. When parents and teens learn together, they find common ground for conversation and problem solving. This program provides a unique approach to strengthening our youth against the daily risks they face. Each session shows parents how to handle sensitive issues such as drugs, sexuality, and violence. This program is designed to be implemented in a 6 session course, with each session lasting 2 hours.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Additional Information: For more information please contact: Anne Osolinski at 859-2521 or by emailing at: aosolinski@kvcap.org

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Active Parenting- First Five Years

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 5/20/2022    End Date: 6/10/2022

Day(s) of the Week: Fridays

Time: 10am to 12noon

Audience: In this series of 4 classes you will learn discipline methods that work, how to prevent tantrums, establishing routines to make life easier, and much more. This class is designed for parents of children from birth-age 5.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Additional Information: For more information please contact: Anne Osolinski at 859-2521 or by emailing at: aosolinski@kvcap.org

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org