Abby Frutchey, CCC’s Substance Use Response Coordinator, was asked to be a voice of recovery at the Governor’s 5th Annual Opioid Response Summit in Portland last week. Learn more about this exciting gathering here.
New this week:
Effectively Communicating Across Barriers
The Community Caring Collaborative and Working Communities Challenge invite you to an impactful morning workshop with national poverty expert Dr. Donna Beegle on September 13th, from 9 am to 12 Noon. In this 3-hour, in-person training, Dr. Beegle uses activities to engage service providers, leaders and educators to explore the impact of life experiences on communication styles and provide a framework for improving communication and relationships with people who live in the war zone of poverty. Washington County Community College is hosting this event in their St Croix Lecture Hall (Gym building). Morning refreshments and Contact Hour Certificates will be provided. Please register here by September 5th — this is a free event. Seats are limited so don’t delay! Download a flyer to share.
MRTQ Fall Conference
Maine Roads to Quality is excited to be in the midst of planning for our 4th annual fall conference at WCCC in Calais! Collaboratively sponsored by Maine Roads to Quality, Washington County Community College, and the Maine Association for the Education of Young Children, Recharging our Heroes: Self-Care for Early Care & Education Professionals will be taking place on Saturday, September 30th from 9am – 3pm. Registration opens mid-August. Feel free to contact Theresa Fisk with questions. Download a flyer to share.
- Learn about the prevalence and characteristics of spousal caregivers
- Understand the challenges unique to spousal caregivers
- Discover support and resources for spousal caregivers
Washing, Dressing, and Personal Care
- Explore the different needs an individual has in personal care activities
- Consider strategies that will support positive personal care interactions
- Spend time with experienced healthcare professionals who will answer your questions in a safe and supportive environment
- Meet other people who are taking care of a friend or family member with dementia who maybe having similar experiences
Washington County Food Pantry Network Meeting
See announcement with location for this in-person meeting, new time, and remote option link in the Standing Meetings section of this newsletter.
- July 30th in partnership with Wabanaki Public Health at the Millbridge Elementary School 2pm-6pm
- August 4th at the Millbridge Elementary School from 4pm to 8pm
- August 11th at the Millbridge Elementary School from 4pm to 8pm
We are hoping to provide clothing support, food access, hot meals, connection to educational services, information about housing, information about COVID testing and vaccines, child care resources, and tables for agencies to share their information. We are asking for organizations/agencies that participate to assist us in: Setting and clean up of the event, welcoming people as they come in, taking on a role at the food or children’s table, ensuring workers understand your program, and sponsoring a hot meal if you can. Contact Juana Rodriguez for more information.
Family Futures Downeast is accepting applications for Cohort 8. Our contact information is 207-812-2005 – Call or Text, Find Us On Facebook and Instagram – Family Futures Downeast – For more information or to apply go to www.familyfuturesdowneast.org. Download a flyer to share.
Washington County Adult & Community Education is are seeking a highly qualified and enthusiastic English Language Teacher to join their team. As an ESL teacher, you will be responsible for planning, implementing and delivering effective English Language lessons and Citizenship classes to students at various levels and backgrounds. Your primary goal will be to foster a positive and engaging learning environment, helping students develop English Language skills in listening, reading, speaking, writing and digital skills when needed. The position is also required to do intake/testing with new and returning students. Position is up to 25 hours and requires some travel (mileage is paid). Read more about this role and how to apply here.