As the pandemic continues, families continue to face immense stress. It is important, now more than ever, to speak up or act if you are concerned for a child. Healthy Kids is offering through Zoom, the Front Porch Project workshop for any community member who has ever been concerned about a child or family in a public place like the grocery store, or your neighborhood.
The Front Porch Project workshop is three hours and will be offered twice, March 9 from 9 a.m. to noon and March 10 from 4-7 p.m. on Zoom.
The workshop looks at why people do (and don’t) get involved and provides strategies on how you can help by stepping in and supporting families. Specifically, this training teaches you to: Increase your awareness regarding prevention, identify when and how to get involved, increase your comfort level with intervening and differing parenting styles, think about possible responses, understanding the impact of culture, gender and socioeconomic status and to reach out to your community to help kids and families.
The Front Porch Project is funded in part, by donation to the Maine Children’s Trust on behalf of Marissa Kennedy, a Lincoln County child tragically lost to child abuse. It is also supported by Lincoln Health, Healthy Lincoln County and the CLC YMCA.