Local Resources

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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
 Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder
 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.

Circle of Parents

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 1/5/2023    End Date: 3/16/2023

Day(s) of the Week: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month

Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpfuigrTsvGdEaBqZSwnogWhNM05oW6iB3

Additional Information: This is a mutual peer support group. We are parents and caregivers supporting and uplifting each other to raise healthy children. Meeting the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, free, over Zoom

Contact: Kristen Plummer   Phone: 1-800-542-8227 ext 2520

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Zoom! Playgroup

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 1/11/2023    End Date: 3/22/2023

Day(s) of the Week: 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month

Time: 10:00 - 10:30am

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0uce6hqjotG9xXrPIhWu4pMZSF5khxHHqi

Additional Information: This playgroup is designed for children birth to age 5 and their caregivers. We will share a story, song, and activity -- connect with other parents while your little ones learn through play! Register once and come to one group, some, or all.

Contact: Kristen Plummer   Phone: 1-800-542-8227 ext 2520

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Active Parenting- First Five Years

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 2/8/2023    End Date: 3/1/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Wednesdays

Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdu6tpjgrHNUHzCh2e8EefRU-AIEq6-4q

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

Contact: Kristen Plummer   Phone: 1-800-542-8227 ext 2520

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Nurturing Parenting: HOPE

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 2/16/2023    End Date: 4/6/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Thursdays

Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcOGprj4iH9b17zK9s-HsITIN55TUsfus

Additional Information: This Nurturing Parenting program is designed for families of children with special needs and health challenges. Participants will explore strategies for communication, positive discipline and encouragement, coping and soothing, and advocating for your child. The class offers opportunities to meet community resources, and connect with other caregivers in a supportive environment.

Contact: Kristen Plummer   Phone: 1-800-542-8227 ext 2520

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Protective Factors

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 2/23/2023   

Day(s) of the Week: Thursday, February 23rd

Time: 12:30 - 2:00pm

Audience: Professionals who work with children & families.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArduqrqjwuHNV6wa9Z1KERNTxk7FMaiNGc

Additional Information: Protective factors help families succeed and thrive, even in the face of risk and challenges. In this 1.5 hour training, we'll explore how to form positive partnerships with parents, draw on local resources, and build on family and community strengths. This training is open to all who work with children and families! The Protective Factor Framework is evidence-informed and strengths-based; Certificates of Completion and CEUS are available.

Contact: Kristen Plummer   Phone: 1-800-542-8227 ext 2520

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


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

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 2/27/2023    End Date: 4/3/2023

Day(s) of the Week: Mondays

Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsde-vrTgtH91ATpzF-WH2xtthYU124btJ

Additional Information: Do you ever feel like there is a better way to handle those daily parenting challenges? Learn how with this 6 session video & discussion-based program for parents and caregivers of children ages 5-12. Participants will learn strategies for communication, positive discipline, building self-esteem, and more.

Contact: Kristen Plummer   Phone: 1-800-542-8227 ext 2520

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Safe Sleep

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 3/23/2023   

Day(s) of the Week: Thursday, March 23rd

Time: 12:30 - 1:30pm

Audience: Professionals who work with babies and families.

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMof-6vqjkjGtMzueTIynB5xal6o_H5yx0B

Additional Information: Do you work with infants and their families? During this free, 1 hour training we will explore the American Academy of Pediatrics' most up-to-date safe sleep recommendations, and other essential information to reduce infant injuries and deaths due to unsafe sleep conditions. Keep babies safe while they snooze! Infant Safe Sleep is an evidence-based, National Initiative. Certificates of Completion and CEUS are available.

Contact: Kristen Plummer   Phone: 1-800-542-8227 ext 2520

Website: http://www.kvcap.org