AHM UPCOMING EVENTS

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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.


8th Annual Gina Marie’s Restaurant Summer Breeze Dinner

Monday, September 17th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Gina Marie’s Family Restaurant, Main Street, Hebron
The AHM Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Gina Marie’s Restaurant Summer Breeze Dinner.  Troy and Gina Kelsey, owners of Gina Marie’s Restaurant in Hebron, continue to extend their amazing generosity each year by hosing this dinner for AHM.  We are humbled by this gift and thank Gina and Troy, the Gina Marie’s staff and special guest performer Bruce John for honoring our organization in this way.

The evening will feature an opening reception with entertainment, followed by dinner and dessert, We hope you can join us for what has become a wonderful local annual tradition!  Tickets are $55 per person and include:  appetizer reception, complimentary beverage, salad, dinner and dessert.  All proceeds benefit AHM Youth and Family Services programs.  Please see below for a list of the night’s tasty menu offerings.

  • Bourbon Short Ribs:  Braised short ribs brushed with bourbon glaze, served over cheddar and smoked Gouda mashed potatoes, with sea salt roasted asparagus
  • Lobster Ravioli:  Fresh made pasta filled with chunks of lobster meat, spinach, garlic, lemon and ricotta, finished with lobster broth and sherry wine sauce, topped with sea salt and herb roasted asparagus
  • Roasted Pineapple and Habanero Salmon:  Faroe Island Salmon, pan seared, finished with roasted pineapple and herb glaze, served over shredded potato, spinach and cheddar hash
  • Fresco Pasta Purses:  Six cheese pasta pursed, tossed with grilled zucchini, yellow squash, plum tomatoes, fresh basil, roasted garlic, butter, Romano and Gorgonzola cheese

School Success Begins at Home

Thursday, September 27th, 6:00 – 7:00 PM at Horace Porter School, 3 Schoolhouse Road, Columbia
Inspire motivation and reduce stress with this free workshop for parents of children in Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  After this class, you will be able to:

  • Apply simple, practical methods of inspiring your child’s motivation in school and out of school.
  • Recognize who “owns” any given school problem and how to respond effectively.
  • Partner with your child and, as needed, with your child’s teacher to set up a successful homework practice.
  • Identify ways your worries and stress may be affecting your child.
  • Apply simple brain calming strategies to reduce stress and teach these to your children.

For more information, please take a look at our flyer or contact Cheri Rivard-Lentz at 860-228-9493 (ext. 6179) or through email at CheriR@ahmyouth.org.

Jon Lovett Memorial Golf Tournament

Friday, September 28th, 10:00 AM at Blackledge Country Club, Hebron
In Jon’s memory, the Lovett family is raising awareness and funding to help local families in need.  Proceeds from this tournament will benefit local AHM families in need while managing through unforeseen tragedy.  This will be an 18 hole scramble tournament that includes, cart, lunch, dinner and live entertainment for $125 per player.  If you would like to attend the buffet dinner only, the cost is $30 and kids under 10 are free.  Please contact Mandie Lovett at 860-978-1557 or at Jonmandie@sbcglobal.net for more information.  You can find registration information here.

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

Family Fest

Saturday, October 20th from 3:00 – 6:00 PM at the AHM building, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron
We are excited to announce that we will be holding Family Fest this fall at AHM.  We will be having all sorts of activities, including a corn hole contest, prizes, food trucks, a local band and fun outdoor games for the whole family.  There will also be a small kiddie game corner for the younger ones.

If you are interested in joining our corn hole contest, please fill out our registration form and return it to our office by October 12th.  Individuals are $11.00 and a team of two is $20.00.  Please come and join the fun!

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.

Smart Recovery Group

Do you have a loved one who has problems with alcohol, drugs or compulsive behavior?  Attend a Family & Friends Support Meeting to learn how you can develop skills to help you cope and help your loved one choose recovery.  Discover the power of choice.  Call our office at 860-228-9488 to register.  This is a free program with ongoing sessions with group facilitator, Shane Scott, LCSW.

Sessions will be held on Tuesdays starting on February 20, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the AHM building, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron.  For more information, please take a look at our flyer.

Smart Recovery Group – Teens

Are you a teen in need of substance abuse recovery?  We can help.  This is a free program for teens ages 16 – 18 with group facilitator, Shane Scott, LCSW.  Groups meet weekly on Saturdays at 11:00 AM, starting on February 17, 2018.  Group includes monthly fun activities, field trips and more.  Sessions are held at the AHM building, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron.  Registration is required.  Please call our office at 860-228-9488.  For more information, please take a look at our flyer.

Substance Abuse Counseling

We are very excited to announce the addition of Laura Zeppieri, L.A.D.C. to the AHM family.  Laura is available for substance abuse counseling services at Regional School District 8 and the AHM building.  Please take a look at our press release for more information, or call our office at 860-228-9488 for appointment availability and insurance information.

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.

“13 Reasons Why”

Please visit the Fox 61 website to read an important article on the new Netflix Series “13 Reasons Why” and how to talk to your teens about this show.

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.

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

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.