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Be a Hero. Be a Foster Parent.
with Stephanie Eklund
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. Join us for this informational meeting and take that very first step to becoming a resource family. Register to get the link for the livestream session. 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.
Ok, Zoomer: Tips for Parenting Teens from a Former Teen
with Michaela Flanders
Spending more time with your teen due to the current situation? Make this found fun, rewarding and productive! This dialogue-centered series provides a teen culture crash course, generation-specific narrative, and communication brainstorming, all led by a current college student and Gen Z-centered author. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Michaela Flanders is a junior at Mount Holyoke College, where she majors in Bioethics and Psychology. She is also a Marshwood High School graduate. Michaela is the author of "Sitting in A Circle: Gen Z Feminism and The Spirit", due for release in June 2021 from The Pilgrim Press, as well as a student birth doula with DONA International. She has led and listened to her fellow young adults in a range of capacities for the last six years through her work as a dance teacher, mentor, campus president, and policymaker. She presented a similar version of this workshop in the local and national settings in the summer of 2019.
Learning to draw - basics course online
with Tia Mandrozos
Let's have fun learning how to draw together! Learn the basics of drawing in progressional steps from simple perspective to the details it takes to add depth and dimension. Use the skills you learn in class to create a little work of art at the end of each session! Register to get the link for the livestream session. *You will need a sketchbook or a few pieces of paper, a 2B pencil or number 2 pencil, and a kneaded eraser or a regular eraser will do just fine!
Barre with Amanda
with Amanda Gunter
Join us for Barre! This class specializes in toning and building muscles throughout our bodies. With this class, low impact but high intensity will having you feeling your best. Register to get the link for the livestream session.
Mindfulness:Find your calm in uncertain times
with Venera M. Gattonini
Increase your toolbox of techniques to help decrease stress, sleep better, help you to pause and respond versus react , and find deep relaxation and calm within. Register to get the link for the livestream session.
Social Justice Dialogue for Newcomers
with Michaela Flanders
Knowing the tenets of social justice dialogue is fundamental to having conversations in the workplace and with friends and family. It can be hard to know what to say when themes on race, gender, sexuality, and religion take front and center. This series utilizes intergroup dialogue and a welcoming atmosphere to get you started. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Michaela Flanders is a junior at Mount Holyoke College, where she majors in Bioethics and Psychology. She is also a Marshwood High School graduate. Michaela is the author of "Sitting in A Circle: Gen Z Feminism and The Spirit", due for release in June 2021 from The Pilgrim Press, as well as a student birth doula with DONA International. As a queer, Asian, religiously mixed woman with health issues, she is committed to use her experiences from listening to her peers, and her own social justice training, to meet the pressing need for education-- especially in small towns-- that has led the U.S. to this moment in history.
Drawing the HEAD
with Christine Pilkinton
Learn classical techniques to drawing the head including using plumb lines, proportions of length, understanding the plane, and capturing details in eyes, ears, nose, and hair. You'll practice each technique with exercises to work on your own, send to Christy via email, and she will return with detailed critiques on Fris. There will be a class Facebook group for sharing and input through the week with additional resources. For artists of all levels. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Master studies with many artists https://www.portraitcreations.com/-educational-background.
BHP: Behavioral Health Professional Certification
with Dan Sheehan
Are you a parent, grandparent, or caregiver of a child with special needs? Want to understand and use the tools that teachers and support staff use successfully? This blended online and in-person course teaches individuals how to provide support to children (4 - 21 years of age) with intellectual/developmental delays, autism, or major mental health diagnosis in their home and community. (Note: This class meets the state requirements for certification as a Behavioral Health Profession for job placement, if certification is desired. CPR/First Aid is needed in conjunction with this course for certification. CPR cost is NOT included in the cost of this course.) Online portion and CPR must be completed before the Face-To-Face portion of the class. Online class session starts: Oct 7, November Livestream class Sat., 9am-4pm Register to get the link for the online portion and livestream session.