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Community Health & Counseling: Difficult Does Not Equal Impossible Wed Spring 2019


with Stephanie Doore, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Feb 27, 2019 at 10 am

Are you aware of the need for foster parents who can care for a child who has been removed from his or her parents' custody? Have you ever thought I would like to do that but I don't know where to begin? Or maybe you have many questions that you would like to ask but don't know whom to ask. Perhaps you are concerned about what is involved and fear it would be overwhelming for your family. This, then, is the session for you. This will be a candid discussion about the steps that are required to become a licensed foster parent and what can be expected once you start caring for children. CHCS will partner with applicants at the very beginning, assisting with the licensing process and supporting you once you begin to foster. You are never in this alone! At CHCS, we believe children deserve to be encouraged, loved, and coached to reach their potential. When parents are unavailable on a daily basis, it requires an invested community of adults who can step forward and offer those supports. Applicants for respite (part-time) as well as full time foster care are being sought as the number of children who need these supports exceeds the current available homes. In the words of a previous foster child who is now a motivational speaker, Josh Shipp, "Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story." If you began 2019, resolving to become engaged in your community in a meaningful way, this may be a perfect opportunity to meet that goal. Stephanie Doore is a Licensed Social Worker who has been working with foster parents since 1993. The work of recruiting, developing and supporting foster parents in caring for their foster children has been one of Stephanie's greatest career passions. She has received both state and national awards for her work in foster care and was recently elected as the Chair of the Maine Chapter of the Family Focused Treatment Association.

Choose one of the following sessions:

WED 2/27 10am-12pm FREE CHCS


Cooking Made Easy For Caregivers-Back Burner Cooking


with Hannah Duncan Tays, MSAD #11 Adult Education

Calendar Apr 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Some of us choose to become caregivers. Others have care-giving thrust upon them. Come join Maine author Hannah Duncan Tays who wrote the book “Cooking Made Easy For Caregivers-Back Burner Cooking”. She will explain the many reasons why the person in your care doesn’t want to eat or are unable to eat. The author, who trained at Le Cordon Blue in London and worked as a sous-chef, found herself in just this position. Her cookbook offers a variety of soft, simple family dishes. You will learn how to make the struggle at meal time for both the caregiver and diner manageable and enjoyable. Cookbooks will be available to purchase.

Cooking Matters For Adults


with Sarah Murphy, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

Calendar Apr 22, 2019 at 3 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Cooking Matters™ classes provide a culinary-enhanced nutrition education program that teaches participants how to prepare meals that are healthy, tasty and low in cost. Each lesson engages participants in hands-on meal preparation, practical nutrition tips and food budgeting skills. This class provides participants with the knowledge and skills to make healthy food choices, as well as to prepare healthy meals and snacks on a limited budget. Class highlights include: lessons featuring hands-on learning and recipe preparation, group discussions, tasty food samples, free recipe book, and a bag of groceries to prepare a dish from each week’s class at home.

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Country Line Dancing


with Lisa Michaud, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jan 28, 2019 at 6 pm

Learn to Line Dance

Crossbow Hunter Safety


with Russell Corson, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Mar 18, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This course is being taught by a trained, certified volunteer instructor according to statewide standards. Russell will cover basic knowledge of bow hunting and safety skills. This classroom course consists of 5 hours of classroom instruction. Students must demonstrate to the instructor that they can safely handle a crossbow, participate in activities and pass a 50 question test with a grade of at least 70%. PREREQUISITE: Bow Hunter Safety Course Textbook used: Crossbow Hunter Safety

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Dog Obedience Training


with Melinda Ellis, Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 6 pm

Help your puppy to older dog learn socialization with positive motivational training.  Each dog must have rabies, distemper, and bordetella (Kennel cough) vaccines.  Instructor will call each participant prior to class to review safety rules to help provide a safe environment for all participants.  Class will be held outdoors. 


Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Training with Partners for Peace Spring 2019
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Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Training with Partners for Peace Spring 2019


with Partners for Peace, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Mar 21, 2019 at 5 pm

This 44 hour training will provide you with all of the skills and information necessary to volunteer for Partners for Peace, the local Domestic Violence Resource Center. Partners for Peace provides support services to anyone affected by domestic abuse and violence in the Penobscot and Piscataquis County region including a free and confidential 24 hour hotline. "We rely on our dedicated volunteers to help with our helpline, support groups, children's groups, committee work, court accompaniment, and everything in between," said Casey Faulkingham, the Community Response Team Leader. "Our community members and volunteers are some of our most important resources. We simply could not do this work without them."

Drumming & Percussion (Session 1)


with Kevin Campbell, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Master drummer/multi-instrumentalist Kevin Campbell will teach traditional West African and South American rhythms on a wide variety of drums and percussion instruments, ie. djembe, dunun, gourd shakers and balafon. In addition, he will combine specific hand drumming techniques with accom-panying songs and percussion complements. All instruments provided and participants are encouraged to bring their own. All levels of experience and non-experience are welcome. No class 2/20.

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