An Interview with Shannan Boyorak, Regional Parent Support Coordinator G.E.A.R. Parent Network
What part of Maine does G.E.A.R Parent Network focus on and what audience are resources for?
We have resources for families, educators, and professionals who are working with children, youth and families. We are a statewide, totally parent-run, organization and have coverage throughout the entire state of Maine.
What topics do your resources cover?
We present workshop topics on a variety of educational topics such as:
ACEs-Being a Trauma-Informed Parent, Linking Childhood Trauma to Long Term Health and Social Consequences, ADHD 101, Autism, Exposure to Toxic Chemicals & Our Children’s Developing Brain, Family Disaster Preparedness 101, F.A.T. (frustration, anxiety and tension) City, Motivation Breakthrough: Six Secrets to Turning on the Tuned Out Child, It’s so Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the child with learning disabilities find social success, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Oh My!, Impulsivity & Disruptive Behaviors in Children & Youth, Responding to Child Abuse & Neglect: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility, Your Rights when Receiving Mental Health Services, Managing Stress During the Holidays, Helping Your Child Manage Their Meltdowns, Positive Behavioral Strategies & Tantrum Management, Raising Successful Readers, Parenting With Dignity, Restorative Practices, Non-Toxic House Cleaning, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Surviving Parenting: Self-Care is NEVER Selfish, Suicide Prevention Awareness, Take Action Against Bullying!, Team Up for Your Child – Family Roadmap to navigating systems; and What Disabilities Qualify Under IDEA to name a few!
We also arrange to have outside presenters for additional topics as requested by parents.