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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: 7/13/2021    End Date: 11/2/2021

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/tZUsd--przIvHtYdXRbrMwAjlrTDpqqscUM8

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: 7/13/2021    End Date: 9/28/2021

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

Time: 5:30pm to 7pm

Audience: Parent Group to talk, share and obtain information regarding resources, advice and solutions on how to raise children in these challenging times.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcOqrrD8pGdLVbmysnQcsSmZ0ptEC0sC7

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 for Families in Recovery

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 7/13/2021    End Date: 11/2/2021

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesdays

Time: 10:00am 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.

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsd--przIvHtYdXRbrMwAjlrTDpqqscUM8

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 - Recovery

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 7/16/2021    End Date: 9/24/2021

Day(s) of the Week: Fridays

Time: 12noon to 1:30pm

Audience: Weekly group where parents can talk about issues, resources and helpful suggestions on how to overcome day to day struggles.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oc-GsrjwpHdQLBlmMqg9WgfWajNonmzEw

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: Other

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 8/16/2021    End Date: 9/27/2021

Day(s) of the Week: Monday

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Audience: 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 1 1/2 hours.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqfuCsqj8iHdbB4SQCzB62AcgExvkR2eVB

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

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Nurturing Father's Program

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 9/28/2021    End Date: 12/21/2021

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesdays

Time: 3:00pm 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 any male parenting a child! 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/tZEldu6grDMqG9DcP7iqG8SX2sWH_LRPM7MG

Additional Information: for Additional 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 in Recovery

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 10/1/2021    End Date: 12/17/2021

Day(s) of the Week: Fridays

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, This program is an add on to the class on Tuesdays. It is designed to be implemented in a 12 week program, with each session being 1 ½ 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


Fall Family Festival - Apple Festival

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 10/2/2021    End Date: 10/2/2021

Day(s) of the Week: Saturday

Time: Session 1# - 2PM to 3PM; & Session #2 - 3PM to 4P

Audience: EVENTS

In Person or Virtual: In-person

Registration Required: Yes

Additional Information: Free event provided by the Somerset Family enrichment council and Cayford Orchard. Activities, crafts, hayrides, snacks and apple picking at Cayford Orchard in Skowhegan. Other providers that will be attending are: Girl Scouts of America, Family Violence Project, Sheriff's Department, Children's Services - KVCAP, Methodist Church - Teen Group, GEAR Parent Network, Somerset Public Health - 5210 program, Somerset Public Health - Healthy Nutrition program. For more information and to registration 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


Circle of Parents - Building Healthy Relationships

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 10/5/2021    End Date: 12/21/2021

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesdays

Time: 4:30pm to 6PM

Audience: This is a group of Parents that struggle with co-parenting and come to share ideas as well as get information on how to co-parent.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkd-CppzIsH9ARAUuaK5U6ieWMOwFmSEcc

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 - Tuesday Evening

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 10/12/2021    End Date: 12/28/2021

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesday - Evenings

Time: Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month

Audience: Parent 2 Parent Group - Talking about stresses, how to deal with conflict, children issues and more.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http:// https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcOqrrD8pGdLVbmysnQcsSmZ0ptEC0sC7

Additional Information: for more information: 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


Pittsfield Farmer's Market

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 10/18/2021   

Day(s) of the Week:

Time:

Town: Pittsfield

Audience: EVENTS

In Person or Virtual: In-person

Registration Required: No

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Active Parenting- Teens (ages 12+)

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 10/18/2021    End Date: 11/22/2021

Day(s) of the Week: Mondays

Time: 1PM to 3PM

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: 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: 10/18/2021    End Date: 11/22/2021

Day(s) of the Week: Mondays

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

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/tZ0rfuGvqz4iH9HPow8o6eTVN13hFoan6vwp

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 5-12. 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: 11/4/2021    End Date: 12/2/2021

Day(s) of the Week: Thursdays

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Audience: Parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age 5.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsduygrz0tHt2Vh2ujNfjUWMsEWs_nRQXR

Additional Information: 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.

Contact: Lanelle Freeman   Phone: 207-859-1577

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Nurturing Parent for Families in 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.

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