Practice your English in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. We'll cover a variety of topics to assist you with your English speaking and listening skills in a small group setting. Have a specific topic in mind? Bring it along - this group is for you! Drop-ins are welcome. Ongoing.
This unique and interactive program allows participants to experience the same frustration, anxiety, and tension that children with learning disabilities face in their daily lives. See how teachers, social workers, psychologists, parents, and friends who have participated in Richard Lavoie's workshop reflect upon their experience and the way it changed their approach to children who have a learning disability.
This video workshop by author Rick Lavoie, MA, M.Ed, explores proven techniques, strategies, and scripts - based on six possible motivational styles - that will revolutionalize the way teachers and parents inspire children to succeed and achieve. Rick Lavoie explores common myths and give specific advice for motivating children.
Do you watch your child struggle with social isolation and rejection? This workshop will provide parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for teaching our kids the social skills they will need for success in social interactions. Participants will learn about positive traits for peer acceptance, students traits that teachers like, and the "hidden curriculum."
Self-care often becomes an afterthought for parent and caregivers. The ability to treat and understand oneself with respect and kindness can be especially elusive when raising a family. In this workshop, you will learn how stress and anxiety affect all of us and what you can do about it. You will do a self-care checkup and tools will be shared to create positive thinking. Join us to discover how to cope when your life is full but your energy tank is running on empty.
The Family Peer Specialist (rsp) role has been available in Maine to support families who have children/youth with special medical, emotional and behavorial health needs for over 25 years. During the past 10 years this role has quickly evolved to being one of not only providing emotional support and resource sharing to also reducing feelings of isolation by providing opportunities to learn from and support each other; build family protective factors, resiliency and strength; practice vital parenting skills in an environment free from shame, blame and judgement. Join us to learn about the family organizations in Maine who offer free parent peer support, the three levels of support, fps credentialing, role functions and the benefits to the family and service delivery system when family peer specialists are utilized!