CCC Wednesday Communique — May 24, 2023

CCC Vision Day: Taking Flex Funds to the Next Level, held at Cobscook Institute on Monday, brought together over 50 partners, funders & community members. Learn more in the Updates Section.

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Moving Beyond ACEs — MCWE Conference

Registration is now for the June 28th Maine Child Welfare Education Annual Conference, Moving Beyond ACEs: Trauma and Resiliency in a Post-Pandemic World, featuring keynotes speaker, Allegra Hirsh-Wright, LCSW.  The conference will be held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.  Registration details are included in the full conference brochure (see last page). Download a flyer to share and contact us at with any additional questions.

Family Resource Fair & Baby Gear Swap

Join the Prevention Council on Sunday, June 25th, for our first Family Resource Fair & Baby Gear Swap!  Bring your new or gently used items (sizes 0-5) to swap for new or gently used items. Meet and connect with local family-centered agencies and more.  Prizes, cupcakes & more await you at the Prevention Council office, 232 Court Street, Machias, from 12-2:30 pm on June 25th. Contact Monica Olivares for more information at 255-8273 or  Download a flyer to share.

DETLC Registration is Open

Camper registration is now open for DETLC 2023! Down East Teen Leadership Camp (DETLC) is Healthy Acadia’s annual residential summer camp program for teens entering grades 7 through 9. DETLC offers five unforgettable, action-packed days filled with fun, games, team-building activities, amazing motivational speakers, and daily workshops focused on the social issues that really matter to teens. This year’s session will be held July 24-28 at Cobscook Institute in Trescott. Need-based scholarships are available. Click here to learn more about DETLC. Click here to register for camp.

June Biz Fit: National Donut Day

Friday, June 2nd is National Donut Day! The origins of National Donut Day are traced to the Salvation Army’s involvement in World War I. Volunteers were dispatched to the frontlines with the mission of providing comforting meals for the troops. They realized that donuts were an effective way to provide food while navigating dire circumstances. These brave volunteers would later be known as “donut lassies.” Whether you eat donuts or not, how do you determine “dire” circumstances in your business?  What signs tell you that it’s time to re-strategize? What do you do to take care of your employees? Does “time to make the donuts” resonate with how you feel on some mornings? Grab a coffee or tea, and a donut, and let’s discuss!  Register to join CEI  Women’s Business Center Biz Fit Zoom June 2nd from 8-9 am.

Behavioral Health Teletherapy Supporting WC Students
A behavioral health teletherapy program is changing the way students access behavioral health services in rural Washington County, Maine. A collaborative effort coordinated by Hallowell-based MCD Global Health (MCD) now gives students and staff at Woodland Elementary and Woodland Junior-Senior High School in Baileyville, Maine, and across the county’s AOS 90 school district, access to virtual behavioral health services and other needed resources. Started as a pilot in spring of 2022, the program trains local residents as Community Health Workers and Service Navigators…. Learn more.

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