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Attention Foster Parents! Fall 2019
with Stephanie Doore, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative
Are you a licensed foster parent with the Department of Health and Human Services? Have you been providing foster care for at least a year? Do you know that you may qualify to come on board with a Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) agency? TFC agencies provide additional resources and training to foster parents and also offer a number of additional supports to children for whom you are caring. This class session will offer additional information on the difference between family foster care and specialized (or therapeutic) foster care, the nuts and bolts about how you qualify, the simple steps involved in the process of coming on board with an agency, scenarios for when this transition would and would not necessarily make sense and will answer any questions you may have. If the class time does not work for you, call for an individual session. Stephanie Doore is passionate about her work with foster families, having worked with them for twenty-six years. Stephanie considers foster parents the everyday champions of children who need someone to hear their voice, to believe that the world needs their uniqueness and to stand beside them as they strive for their potential. Stephanie has earned both state and national awards for her work with foster families.
Be a Hero. Be a Foster Parent.
with Stephanie Eklund, York Adult & Community Education
Did you know that YOU could be the life-changing person for a child here in Maine? Yes, YOU can become a foster or adoptive parent! Come learn about the licensing process and the different ways you can help Maine children. There is a special need for people who can care for infants, sibling groups, and adolescents, while also supporting the reunification process. There are also over 100 children waiting to find a forever family. Join us for this informational meeting and take that very first step to becoming a resource family. Stephanie Eklund, a former and long-standing advocate for victims of domestic violence, joined A Family for ME as a foster/adoptive parent recruiter in Southern Maine. Stephanie brings with her a wealth of knowledge regarding recruitment, collaborative efforts with community members, public speaking and training, volunteer engagement, and helping people in need. In her personal time, Stephanie enjoys reading, working out, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Free Nutrition and Cooking Education
with Laurie Bowen, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative
Free Nutrition and Cooking Education
Pre-registration is required.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is FREE to income eligible adults with a child/children, pregnant, and if you are eligible for programs such as SNAP, WIC, or Head Start.
In this program you will learn to:
- Cook new recipes
- Choose healthy foods
- Save money at the grocery store
- Keep food safe to eat
- Be more active
To register, receive more information, or request a reasonable accommodation, contact:
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
307 Maine Avenue
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.942.7396 or 800.287.1485 (in Maine)
Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training
with Elias, Lane Moore-Leamon, Auburn Adult and Community Education
Have you ever seen or heard someone harass, bully, or threaten another person, and wished you knew what to say or do? Most of us have. We are all much more likely to be a bystander than a participant or victim of hateful and hurtful words and behavior. Green Dot teaches safe and proven-effective Bystander Intervention techniques that every member of a community can use, both proactively to change our culture for the better, and reactively to reduce harm. None of us can do everything, but each of us can do our part to make Lewiston-Auburn a safer and more welcoming community.
Hunter Safety (M,T,W,Th)
with John Graves, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education
Sponsored by Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, this class is required by Maine State Law for those sixteen years and older who are seeking an adult hunting license for the first time. It is recommended that students be at least thirteen years of age to take this class. Will teach firearms safety, hunter responsibility and ethics, map and compass, first aid and survival, game identification and proper care, Maine State hunting laws.
with Patty LeBlanc, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education
Do you enjoy home cooked meals, but often find that your time is limited? We'll try some great recipe ideas using just one kettle; and we don't mean crockpot! Kettle cooking is an electric pot that is fast and does so many different things with very little clean-up time. Sound too good to be true? You will wonder how you ever got along without this appliance in your kitchen. Guaranteed to be a fun, relaxing evening for all. You won't want to miss this...AND
Maine Driving Dynamics
with Bureau of Highway Safety, Auburn Adult and Community Education
Maine Driving Dynamics Course offers all drivers the opportunty to improve their defensive driving abilites. This five-hour course will include discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways. Those completing the course will receive a certificate and a three-point credit on their driving record. Seniors over 55 receive a discount on their auto insurance.
Seniors 65 and older the cost is $25.