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Article Title: Family Services

  • Maine Families Home Visiting Program

    New or Expecting Parents – Maine Families is a home-based service offered to all families who are expecting or have a new baby at home. Whether it is your first or your third baby, Maine Families certified Home Visitors can provide information, encouragement and support. Visitors listen to your questions and share information about topics that matter to you. Topics include health, nutrition, safety, development and your family’s well-being. Best of all, they come to you at your convenience and at no cost to you! Parenting is the most important job that you will ever have.  It is also the hardest!  Home visitors provide information that you can trust and the support you need when you need it.     For information call 973-3674 or check us out at www.mainefamilies.org

  • Nurturing Families through Substance Use Treatment and Recovery

    For Parents in Recovery– The impact of substance use on families and children can be devastating.   Healing begins as the parent child relationship is strengthened.  Group discussions guide parents toward restoring and rebuilding the connection between family members.   For more information email Christine McMillen at cmcmillen@penquis.org

  • Nurturing Workshop Series.

    Nurturing is a universal parenting practice, promoting positive growth and development of children. Nurturing Workshop Series includes ten individual parenting topics (what are the topics) offered on a continuous rotation.

    Nurturing is a universal parenting practice, promoting positive growth and development of children. Nurturing Workshop Series includes ten individual parenting topics (what are the topics) offered on a continuous rotation.

    Nurturing Skills for Families

    Nurturing Skills for Families introduces the Nurturing Parent Philosophy.  Families who use a nurturing philosophy understand how to create a home that nourishes their children’s self-worth and values all family members.  Nurturing is not just about raising children, parents will learn the value in nurturing themselves.

    Nurturing Skills for Families introduces the Nurturing Parent Philosophy.  Families who use a nurturing philosophy understand how to create a home that nourishes their children’s self-worth and values all family members.  Nurturing is not just about raising children, parents will learn the value in nurturing themselves.

    For more information email Christine McMillen at cmcmillen@penquis.org

  • Period of Purple Crying and Safe Sleep

    Period of Purple Crying & Safe to Sleep are National Initiatives focused on preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome and promoting Infant Safe Sleep.  During our training you will receive researched information, materials and learn prevention strategies that address each initiative. For more information email Christine McMillen at cmcmillen@penquis.org

  • Strengthening Maine Families

    Strengthening Maine Families

    Protective Factors are conditions in families, communities and organizations that, when present, increase the health and well-being of children and families. Protective Factors/ Strengthening Maine Families 101 Training is for those who provide programs that support families. The training will offer opportunities to increase capacity to build protective factors that promote optimal development and prevent abuse and neglect. For more information email Christine McMillen at cmcmillen@penquis.org

  • Co-Parenting Workshop

    Active Co-Parenting is a workshop focused on:  Keeping your child out of the middle, allowing your child to love both parents, working on your own healing, developing new skills for communication, creating a positive new relationship as a co-parent. For more information email Christine McMillen at cmcmillen@penquis.org

  • Front Porch Project Training

    On July 7th, we are offering The Front Porch Project training. This is for any concerned community members who wants to learn more about the risk factors and help to prevent child abuse and neglect in their community.

     

    The Front Porch Project® training looks at why people do (and don’t) get involved and provides strategies on how individuals can help support families.  The training…

     

    • Identifies when and how to get involved in situations involving a child.
    • Increases your comfort level with stepping into those situations.
    • Thinks of possible responses, interventions and problem-solving strategies.
    • Identifies roadblocks to stepping in and find safe ways around them.
    • Reaches out to others in your community to protect children and support families.

    By attending this training, you are joining a community of Mainers committed to help prevent future tragedies from occurring to any more of our children. The training is free, available online and available to anyone in the state. For more information on how to get involved….

     

    What if You Are Concerned For a Child?

    There may also be a time when you find yourselves concerned for a child and are unsure how to get involved or how to help. The Front Porch provides strategies and increases the communities comfort level and knowledge in these situations.