CCC Wednesday Communique — February 7, 2024

This Friday, February 2nd, is an auspicious day on which the Christian holiday of Candlemas, the Celtic cross quarter day of Imbolc, and American Groundhog Day are celebrated.  

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Building Recovery Capital through
Substance Use Informed Practices

Join the CCC on March 22nd from 9 am — 12 pm for a free, virtual training, Building Recovery Capital through Substance Use Informed Practicespresented by Abby Frutchey, MSW, LADC, CCS.  This is a next-level core training designed for FFD Partners (but open to all CCC partners) on the concept of individual Recovery Capital – the internal and external assets that participants possess to initiate and sustain recovery. This training explores strategies to strengthen an individual’s recovery capital and alignment with social capital; dives deeply into implicit bias and buffers to act on our biases; and looks at how we create space, communicate, and listen in order to address complex challenges related to substance use disorder by strengthening relationships across populations.  Register here.  Once you register, we ask you to please let us know at your earliest convenience if a conflict prevents you from attending.  Thank you! 

Solo Aging:
Cultivating a Creative Framework of Support

The Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging invites you to a webinar on February 13th from 2 – 3:30 pm on Solo Aging: Cultivating a Creative Framework of Support.  The term Solo Ager generally refers to an older adult who does not have a traditional family network to provide needed care and support as they age. Because many life planning tools are constructed around this traditional model, Solo Agers need to think creatively when it comes to life planning to ensure that what matters to them is honored as they age. In this webinar, we’ll hear from leaders in this process who are offering alternative approaches or tailored services designed to meet the unique needs of Solo Agers. Closed captioning will be available. If you can’t join us live, this event will be recorded for later access.  Register here.

Guided Meditation for Caregivers invites you to a virtual, one-hour session consisting of centering and intention-setting, and 15 minutes of simple chair-based stretches and breathing exercises followed by 25-minute guided meditation. There will be time at the end for participants to ask questions or share their experiences. Join Leaders Jennifer Stanigar and Susan Rowe and take a time-out to restore in 2024.  7 – 8:30 pm tonight (February 7th).  Register here.

Success in Co-Parenting and Blending Families

The GEAR Parent Network invites you to a special webinar event, Success in Co-Parenting and Blending Families, on February 17th from 9 am — 12 pm, facilitated by Heather Williams, CFPS, Regional Parent Support Coordinator.  See flyer for details and registration information.

Free, Virtual Trainings for Digital Literacy

Thank you to Healthy Acadia for bringing to our attention these free trainings from the Digital Equity Center:

You can find more classes through this link.

MPHA 2024 Spring Awards Ceremony

Maine Public Health Association is currently accepting nominations for awards to be presented at our Spring Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 6th. The awards nomination deadline is Friday, March 8th at 5pm.  Nominations will be accepted for these awards. To preview the nominations application, please click here. Save the Date of June 6th for the Awards Ceremony which will be held from 4:30 – 7 pm at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell.

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