New this week:
Join the Brazelton Touchpoints Center (BTC) for its second National Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Summit, a virtual event, Families in Recovery: The First 1,000 Days – Pregnancy, Newborns, and the First Years, on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 11 am — 5:30 pm. Families in recovery are the experts on their families and their children — and on the unique challenges and opportunities of their first 1,000 days. This year, BTC is inviting family members with lived experience with SUD, including those who now devote their lives to supporting other families in recovery, to share with us their expertise. This all-day virtual summit will feature three nationwide conversations on peer-recovery approaches to centering family voice; building on families’ strengths, resources, and wisdom; and shifting power to overcome racial and economic inequities in access to treatment and other resources. Learn more here.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is seeking youth between the ages of 5 and 18 to participate in the Washington County 4-H public speaking tournament on March 4, beginning at 10 a.m., at the University of Maine Machias. Youth ages 9-18 who participate in the tournament, and receive the required score, will be invited to the state tournament in Orono on April 8. An informational session about the tournament will be held Jan. 28, 1–3 p.m. at the Edmunds Consolidated School, 21 Harrison Road, Dennysville. For more information, to register or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Gabrielle Brodek at 207-255-3345. More information about the 4-H public speaking program is available here.
Cobscook Institute’s Friday Play Group restarts February 3rd | Fridays 10:00 am – Noon. Join us for a morning of child-directed free play! We will alternate between Bold Coast Adventure Play and Art Stories. Learn more here.
Maine Equal Justice is searching for a Director of Donor Engagement to help build MEJ’s relationships with individuals who support our work through their donations. We encourage people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and those with lived experience of poverty to apply! As we gear up for the 131st legislative session and the beginning of 2023, we’re excited to share this immediate, full-time opening. Full job description, salary and benefits information can be found on our website. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are due by January 13th (Friday!). If you know someone who would be interested in knowing about the position, please forward this info asap!
From: Salon.com | Published: January 2,2023. Mary Ann Evans, now 82, was a long-time caregiver to her 102-year-old mother. Evans experienced a crisis when her mother’s ability to be independent suddenly changed. “My mother had lived with me for 15 years and her health had started to decline,” she says. Then, as Evans relays, her mother suffered a serious fall. The aftermath was grave. Read article here.