Phone:(207) 563-1818

15 Belvedere Rd, Damariscotta, ME 04543, USA

Fax: (207)563-6381

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Personalized Parenting in Your Home

Your Educator will:

  1. Bring you information about child growth and development, discipline, sleep and other topics of interest.

  2. Bring you toys, books, and activities for your children.

  3. Help you find appropriate groups, activities, or services for you and your family.

  4. Address issues of importance regarding your children.

Nurturing Program

Community Based Education Workshops

AGES AND STAGES: INFANTS AND TODDLERS

What should you expect from an infant? What about a

toddler? Expectations are an important aspect of parenting.

Would you like to learn more about your child‛s development?

 

COMMUNICATING WITH RESPECT

Communicating feelings and other important information to your kids can be difficult for adults and children. Would you like to learn more about  communication? 

 

UNDERSTANDING FEELINGS

Feelings can be hard to understand, especially for children. Do you want to learn how to understand your feelings and those of your children?

 

ALTERNATIVES TO SPANKING...without spoiling.

 

Do you and your partner argue about how to discipline

your children? Do you want to learn about other ways to

discipline your children without spanking or spoiling?

 

DEALING WITH STRESS AND ANGER

Do you ever feel stressed? Does the job, money, or parenting just stress you out?

Do you want to find ways to relax?

ALCOHOL AND KIDS DON'T MIX

Alcohol and Kids Don’t Mix is an innovative community based training program designed to increase the awareness of parents and professionals about the effects of alcohol and substance abuse on parenting and the quality of family life. 

ALCOHOL, ANGER & ABUSE

Alcohol, Anger & Abuse is an innovative community based training program that explores understanding and preventing the relationship between alcohol and other drug abuse and child abuse and neglect, and how they are linked.
 

Workshops for Professionals

Parenting Series

In The Comfort of Your Own Home or

In a Classroom Setting

MANDATED REPORTING

Learn the state mandate and how to respond if you suspect child maltreatment.  This is a required training and programs created by agency staff no longer meet the state requirement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRENGTHENING MAINE FAMILIES...

PROTECTIVE FACTORS

A program for  professionals to learn about the five protective factors and ways to support the whole family in addition to the children they serve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAFE SLEEP

Learn about the most recent research on keeping babies safe while they are sleeping.... share this information with your clients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERIOD OF PURPLE CRYING

Learn about the most up to date research on babies and crying/preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome....share this information with your clients.

Workshops For Fathers

 

 

 

 

 

NURTURING FATHERS GROUPS

The Nurturing Fathers Program is a 13-week course designed to teach parenting and nurturing skills to men. Each 2 ½ hour  class provides proven, effective skills for healthy family relationships and child development.  NFP has been successfully implemented in Schools, Head Start, Churches, State DHS, Prisons etc.

"I never knew what a good dad I could be and how close I could get to my kids!" J.H.

For Families in Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery

Nurturing Program

There are 17 topic areas presented in the program, in addition to three topics focused on men and fathers. Each topic area represents a group-based session of 90 minutes. 

Playgroups Ages 0-5

Damariscotta
Healthy Kids 

15 Belvedere St.

Mondays 

10 AM - 12 noon

 

Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Region YMCA

Wednesdays

10 AM - 12 noon

 

Waldoboro

United Methodist Church

Friendship St.

Fridays

10 AM - 12 noon

 

Wiscasset

First Congregational

Church 

28 High St.

Tuesdays

10 AM - 12 noon

MAGIC 1,2,3

A 4 week series on discouraging unwanted behavior and encouraging wanted behavior for kids ages 2-12

 

ACTIVE PARENTING NOW...

a. The First Five Years

 b. Ages 5-12

c. Blended Families

Focus is on child development, respect, cooperation, responsibility, discipline, self-esteem and communication.

Programs for Teens

Baby Think It Over!

 

Teens learn during health class at local high schools about basic infant care, Shaken Baby Syndrome and the impact of drugs and alcohol on babies.

 

Other Programs

 

INFANT CPR

What every parent needs to know if their child chokes or stops breathing.

 

 

 

 

 

SUPERVISED VISITATION

 

Safe, Neutral,

Respectful 

A place for parents and children to spend time together.

CRIBS FOR KIDS

Cribettes available based on need.