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.


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 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 2019 Winter/Spring semester of Play and Learn Groups will be held from January 1st through May 31st 2019.  The fee is $120 per family.  Please take a look at our flyer for more information.  Registration can be completed by filling out a Play and Learn Registration form and mailing the form with payment 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 Winter/Spring 2019 calendar.

First Steps in Music:

Wednesdays, January 23rd and 30th, February 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, March 6th and 13th, 10:00 – 10:30 AM and 10:45 – 11:30 AM (please see below) at the AHM Building, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron
First Steps in Music is a developmentally appropriate and researched early childhood music program.  We will be offering two classes for the following age groups:

  • Infant/Toddler, Birth – Age 2, 10:00 – 10:30 AM:  Children will enjoy being bounced, wiggled and tickled by their grown up.  We will use scarves and other simple props to help us explore free movement.  Each class includes a ball-rolling activity and ends with a gentle lullaby.  This class gives parents tools to help interact with, entertain, and sooth their little one.  Children and adults will both be active participants.
  • Nursery/Preschool, Ages 2 – 5, 10:45 – 11:30 AM:  Children will begin to explore their four voices (speaking, whisper, calling, singing).  Each class will include vocal exploration activities and each child will be encouraged to sing short phrases on his/her own.  We will sing many echo and call-and-response songs.  Children will learn rhymes and simple songs that they can say or sing on their own.  Through the use of games and activities, children will explore different types of movement.  Adults will participate in all activities.

Registration is required.  The fee is $100 per child, $40 for additional siblings.  Please download your registration form and return it to our office, Attn:  Becky Murray.

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Murray at 860-228-0871 or by email at BeckyM@ahmyouth.org.


Tiny Tree Huggers:

Fridays, January 18th and 25th, February 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd, 10:00 – 11:15 AM at the AHM building, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron (snow dates are March 1st and March 8th)
Tiny Tree Huggers is an outdoor hands-on nature education program for children ages 2 – 5 years old with their parent(s) or caregiver(s).

Learn about science and the environment through meaningful outdoor play.  Some of our sample activities include:

  • Nature walks and fun scavenger hunts
  • Creating the letter of the day
  • Story time related to themes
  • Nature crafts

Please take a look at our flyer for more information on this wonderful program.  It will be cold out, so please dress warmly!  Registration is required and the fee for this program is $75 per child.  Please fill out your registration form and mail it with your payment to AHM Youth and Family Services, Attn.:  Becky Murray, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron, CT 06248.  If you have any questions, please call Becky Murray at 860-228-0871 or email her at BeckyM@ahmyouth.org.


Using Consequences Effectively

Tuesday, January 29th, 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the AHM Family Resource Center, Gilead Hill School, 580 Gilead Street, Hebron
Using material from “Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline” by Dr. Becky Bailey, we will learn how to use consequences effectively by:

  • Helping children learn from their mistakes.
  • Helping children to take responsibility for their actions by modeling self control and intention in these interactions.

This session is facilitated by Lauren Scharn, LMSW (AHM School Social Worker and Outpatient Therapist) as well as by Becky Murray (AHM FRC Coordinator).  Please contact Becky at 860-228-0871 or by email at BeckyM@ahmyouth.org to register for this free session.  Children are welcome to attend!

2019 PROJECT GRADUATION

It is that time of the year again!  Our 2019 Project Graduation is right around the corner.  Please stay tuned to this page for up-to-date news and current fundraisers and everything Project Graduation related.  You can also follow us on Facebook @RHAMProjectGraduation2019

What is Project Graduation?

Project Graduation is an all-night, alcohol and drug-free party for graduating RHAM seniors.  It is held on the night of graduation.  The goal of this AHM sponsored event is a simple one; let young people spend their last moments together as a graduating class without the temptations or dangers associated with the use of drugs or alcohol.  For more information on this special night, please contact Brendan Grimm at 860-228-9488 or at BrendanG@ahmyouth.org.


Current and Upcoming Fundraisers and Events

Shoe Drive, January 19th, 26th and February 2nd, 9th, from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at RHAM High School, 85 Wall Street, Hebron
Help us raise funds for our 2019 RHAM High School Graduating Class for Project Graduation.  Donate your gently worn, used and new shoes and don’t forget to ask friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to donate too!

Collected shoes are used to support micro-enterprise vendors.  Micro-enterprises are small businesses in developing nations.  They are typically operated by one person or family and friends, depending on size.  Shoes must be gently worn.

If you have any questions, please call Jenn Boehler at 860-712-3835 or email at boehler.jennifer@gmail.com.  Multiple drop off locations are available and can be found on our flyer.


Franco’s Comedy for Your Cause, February 23rd, doors open at 7:00 PM, show starts at 8:00 PM, RHAM High School, 85 Wall Street, Hebron
Join us for an evening of comedy to benefit our 2019 Project Graduation!  Tickets are $20 per person in advance at the AHM office, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron, or $25 at the door.  Headliner is Howie Mason, Feature is Kevin Fitzgerald with Host Darren Sechrist.  This show is PG-13 and performers are subject to change.

Please call the AHM office if you have any questions at 860-228-9488.

 

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 for Teens

Our SMART Recovery program for teens has changed locations to RHAM High School from 10:30 – 11:30 AM.  This program is for students ages 16 – 18 years old and any student may participate if they wish to.  Please call our office at 860-228-9488 for more 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.

Back to School Tips

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

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.

  • 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.