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Family Fun & Training Day
For Adoptive, Foster & Kinship Families Residing in Washington or Hancock County

 Family Fun

  Free BBQ Lunch, Learning, and Fun for All!

Touch a truck” (emergency vehicles), Games, Bounce House,

Magic show & Police K9 unit demo for the kids

Free raffle drawing, donated clothing and goods available for the adults!

Child Care provided during the training event.



Caring for Ourselves While Caring for Others     

  (1.5 hours of training credit) 

Presented by: the Maine Children’s Trauma Response Initiative 

Allegra Hirsh-Wright, LCSW, RYT Clinical Implementation Coordinator

Registration fees

Free Training Closed

Free for all Adoptive, Foster & Kinship Families

  1. Free
    Jun 1 - Jun 26

About The Training


Caring for Ourselves While Caring for Others 

(1.5 hours of training credit)


Presented by: the Maine Children’s Trauma Response Initiative

Allegra Hirsh-Wright, LCSW, RYT Clinical Implementation Coordinator


Working with children who have been exposed to violence and trauma can impact the way we think, feel and (re)act; however, there is little information about how to mitigate the effects of this impact. Using humor and laughter, this workshop will offer information about how to care for ourselves while caring for others. Participants will learn self-care strategies and tools for increasing personal resiliency and will learn ways to manage the “self-care pitfalls” we all tend to fall in to.

Pack For The Day

 Please remember to pack: Sunscreen, bug spray, extra diapers, baby wipes, a change of clothes, favorite snacks, comfort items (stuff animals, toys, etc.) and any other essential items your family may need to spend a day away from home.


Directions to the Schoodic Institute

Schoodic Institute and the Schoodic Education and Research Center are located on Schoodic Point, in Acadia National Park in the town of Winter Harbor, Maine.

From the North or the South: Take US Route 1 to Gouldsboro and turn on to Maine Route 186 at the (brown) Acadia National Park / Schoodic Section entrance sign. Follow 186 to Winter Harbor and turn left at the waterfront. Continue to the main entrance of the Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia National Park and turn right at the sign. The park road is a six mile, one way loop that offers views of lobster boats, sea birds, and forest-draped islands. Keep to the right where the road splits. Schoodic Institute is located at the southernmost tip of the Peninsula. Look for entrance signs to the campus on the right before you reach Schoodic Point.

Click here for Acadia National Park’s pdf. map and description of the Schoodic District of Acadia.

The drive from Bar Harbor to the Schoodic Peninsula takes about one hour. In the summer a passenger ferry travels between Bar Harbor and Winter Harbor, and the Islander Explorer bus provides transportation from the ferry terminal to the Schoodic section of the park, as well as Prospect Harbor and Winter Harbor.

Approximate driving times to the Schoodic Institute:

  • 10 minutes from Winter Harbor
  • 45 minutes from Ellsworth
  • 1 hour from Bar Harbor
  • 1.25 hours from Bangor
  • 3.5 hours from Portland
  • 5.5 hours from Boston

Coordinates for your GPS unit that will bring you to Moore Auditorium on the SERC campus:

Long -68.061043 (Notice the -negative)/Lat. 44.33554

A note of caution – due to road, name, and address changes during campus renovation, many GPS systems may not navigate accurately to specific addresses on campus.


Event Schedule

  • July 9 9:30 AM EDT - Registration

  • July 9 9:45 AM EDT - Meet your childcare provider

  • July 9 10:00 AM EDT - Conscious Discipline: How to set up a “safe place”

  • July 9 12:30 PM EDT - Lunch

  • July 9 2:00 PM EDT - Saying Good Bye

Contact Information

Event Location

Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle, Winter Harbor, ME, United States

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