AHM UPCOMING EVENTS

View Full Calendar

Below you will find upcoming AHM programs and events.  We also list community events that help to support our mission.  We hope you will join us!  Please keep in mind that many of these events do require registration.  If you have any questions about our programs or events, please call our office at 860-228-9488.  For events not sponsored by us, please contact the place that is listed.


Parents Talk Series

AHM CHEC Coalition presents a discussion series about important topics related to parenting teens.  Please save the dates for the following talks.  No registration is required and all talks are held at the AHM building, 25 Pendleton Drive, in Hebron.  Please call our office at 860-228-9488 for more information.

  • Social Media, Sexting and Monitoring:  Thursday, October 11th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Vaping, Drinking and Substance Abuse:  Wednesday, November 28th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Bullying, Mental Health and Issues Confronting Teens Today:  Tuesday, January 8th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Prescription Drugs:  Thursday, March 14th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Topic TBD:  Thursday, May 16th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

David Foster & The Shaboo All-Stars

Saturday, November 24th, 7:00 PM at the AHM Building, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron
Join us for this special night featuring David Foster & The Shaboo All-Stars.  This concert will benefit AHM and the many programs that families in these communities use every day.

Tickets are $40 per person and are available to purchase by calling our office at 860-228-9488.  For more information please take a look at our flyer.

STUDENT SUPPORT & MENTAL HEALTH

AHM is dedicated to providing confidential services that are designed to support the social and emotional well being of young people.  Our clinical team is available four days a week providing treatments in a wide variety areas such as:  depression, anxiety, family transition, grief and loss, co-parenting, blended family issues, ADD/ADHD and school problems.  To learn more, please visit our page.

We are also proud to offer student based services in our community schools:  Andover Elementary, Elmer Thienes-Mary Hall Elementary, Gilead Hill Elementary, Hebron Elementary, Horace Porter School, RHAM Middle School and RHAM High School.  An AHM staff member can be found in each school and will assist any student and their family having difficulties during the school year.  For more information and to find staff information for your school, please visit our page.

Below, please take a look at our current support groups and activities happening within the schools and at the AHM building.


Opioid Treatment and Services

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has launched a statewide 800 number for residents seeking opioid treatment and services.  Find more information here.

School Resources for Parents

Questions about drugs and alcohol will inevitably come up during the school year as your son or daughter meets different friends, encounters unfamiliar social situations and is exposed to pop culture and media.

To help parents, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has compiled a back to school survival guide to help equip children during this transition.  Please take a look at this important resource.

For resources to talk to your child about the dangers of underage drinking and substance abuse, click here.

Back to School Tips

Please check out some interesting articles we have pulled together for back to school.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to AHM’s Family Resource Center Announcements.  Please take a look below to find out what is happening in the FRC.  We have wonderful events and programs that are available for all ages.  So check back often!

Make sure to add our FRC on Facebook!  Keep up to date on all of the exciting events and programs we offer.  Click the logo to instantly connect or search “AHM Family Resource Center”.  To take a more in depth look at our programs, please visit our main page.


Semester Registration Information:

  • KinderRHAMa Preschool:  To visit our main KinderRHAMa Preschool page, please go here.  Please find important 2018 -2019 forms and handbooks below:

2018-2019 KinderRHAMa Parent Handbook
2018-2019 KinderRHAMa Forms for Parents
Authorization for the Administration of Medication
Early Childhood Health Assessment Record

  • Parent / Caregiver and Child Play and Learn Groups:  To visit our main Play and Learn Groups page, please go here.  The 2018 fall semester of Play and Learn Groups will be held from September 14th – December 21st and the fee is $85.  Please take a look at our flyer for more information.  Registration will be held in person on Wednesday, September 5th from 9:30 – 11:00 AM at the Gilead Hill School Family Resource Center.  Registration can also be completed by filling out a Play and Learn Registration form and mailing the form with payment of $85 to AHM Youth and Family Services, Attn.:  Becky Murray, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron, CT 06248.  Please contact Becky at 860-228-0871 or through email at BeckyM@ahmyouth.org for more information.  You can also take a look at our fall semester Play and Learn calendar.

First Steps in Music:

Wednesdays, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st and November 7th, 14th and 28th, 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the AHM Building, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron
This program is for children ages Birth – 5 and parents or caregivers and will include singing, dancing, movement games and instruments from a variety of cultures!  This program was developed by Hartt School of Music Professor Dr. John Feierabend and will be facilitated by Mallory Kokus, a music teacher with special training in this program.  Come enjoy an educational, fun music program with your child.  Please take a look at our flyer for more information.

Registration is required.  The fee is $100 per child, $40 for additional siblings.  Please download your registration form and return it to our office.  If you have any questions, please contact Becky Murray at 860-228-0871 or by email at BeckyM@ahmyouth.org.

SHARP – Safe Home Alone Readiness Program

Mondays, November 19th and 26th from 5:00 – 6:30 PM and December 3rd from 5:00 – 6:00 PM at the AHM Building, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron
This 4 hour program is designed for children 10 and up and prepares children to be safe when staying home alone by providing vital information.  Through role-playing, speakers and hands-on activities, children will learn the basics of fire, medical and personal safety tips.  Students who attend all 3 classes will receive a certificate of completion.  Please take a look at our flyer for more information.

Please note that the session on December 3rd is graduation and requires the attendance of a parent.  The fee for this program is $45 per child.  Please fill out the registration form and return it to our office.  If you have any questions, please contact Becky Murray at 860-228-0871 or by email at BeckyM@ahmyouth.org.

“Stop Rolling on the Floor!”, Empathy Workshop

Tuesday, December 4th from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the AHM Family Resource Center at Gilead Hill School, 580 Gilead Street, Hebron
This workshop will help your child deal with difficult feelings.  Children are welcome to attend with their parents.  Using material from “Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline” by Dr. Becky Bailey, we will discuss the use of empathy to respond to children’s upset, help them with their emotions, and learn to develop resilience.  To learn more, please take a look at our flyer.

This is a free workshop, but please register by contacting Becky Murray at 860-228-0871 or at BeckyM@ahmyouth.org.  This session will be facilitated by Laren Scharn, LMSW and Becky Murray, FRC Coordinator.

COALITION FOR A HEALTHY EMPOWERED COMMUNITY

The former AHM Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Task Force has changed its name to the Coalition for a Healthy Empowered Community, or CHEC.

To read more about this change and to discover more about this Coalition, please visit our main page.  Below, please take a look at our upcoming events and activities.  For more information about the CHEC Coalition, please contact our Project Coordinator, Brendan Grimm, at BrendanG@ahmyouth.org.


Upcoming:  Parents Talk Series

AHM CHEC Coalition presents a discussion series about important topics related to parenting teens.  Please save the dates for the following talks.  No registration is required and all talks are held at the AHM building, 25 Pendleton Drive, in Hebron.  Please call our office at 860-228-9488 for more information.

  • Social Media, Sexting and Monitoring:  Thursday, October 11th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Vaping, Drinking and Substance Abuse:  Wednesday, November 28th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Bullying, Mental Health and Issues Confronting Teens Today:  Tuesday, January 8th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Prescription Drugs:  Thursday, March 14th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Topic TBD:  Thursday, May 16th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Upcoming:  National Take Back Day

Saturday, October 27th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at RHAM High School, 85 Wall Street, Hebron
Communities are concerned about the rise in over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drug abuse among teens and contamination of the drinking water.  Drop off your unwanted medications.  Help prevent over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drug abuse.  Keep our youth safe and protect our environment.  This service and free and anonymous.  For more information, please take a look at our flyer.


Quick Links

news icon 2We have compiled some helpful articles as resources for you to use.  Here you will find national news stories as well as stories featuring AHM in the news.

survey resultsYouth surveys are conducted every two years to ensure we have accurate information.  Reports and survey presentations can be found here.

resources iconResources for teens and families can be found here.  Links are provided for multiple advocacy groups and “tools” to help spread awareness.

resources icon 3Resources for the community can be found here.  Links are provided for community services and other helpful resources.

events iconHere you will find information on current and past events.  We also provide results for such events as our National Take Back Day.

awareness icon 4RALLY information can be found here.  This page highlights the goals of the RALLY group and information on joining.

marijuana awareness iconHere you can access our RALLY Marijuana Awareness Campaign.  Please feel free to distribute these posters as needed.

pills iconExtensive information can be found here on core substances.  We also provide helpful links, tips and tools for your use.