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.


Maple Festival Nature and Adventure Day

Saturday, March 16th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the AHM building, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron
AHM and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will be partnering once again this year to host the very popular Third Annual Nature and Adventure Day.  With over 300 guests present last year, the interest in this day of fun and environmental learning continues to grow.  This event is part of the 2019 Hebron Maple Festival.

Nature and Adventure Day will feature both indoor activities and, weather permitting, outdoor activities as well.  This event is a day filled with fun for all ages from young children to teens to parents and seniors.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  The cost of this event is $3.00 per person regardless of age.  Tickets will be sold at the AHM door on the day of event.  Proceeds from Nature and Adventure Day will support AHM’s mental health services for local children and families.

An early list of activities and exhibits at Nature and Adventure Day includes Natural Landscapes, a bird and butterfly house sale, Horizon Wings (a live demonstration of raptors from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM), reptiles and amphibians, a display of artifacts from the Institute of American Indian Studies, Museum and Research Center, the Connecticut Tea Trail, animal bones and furs, plaster animal footprints, geocaching, maple syrup demonstration and walks on the beautiful St. Peter’s Nature Trail (weather permitting).  Watch for even more additional activities in the coming weeks.  Please take a look at our current flyer for more information.

For questions on this special day, please call the AHM office at 860-228-9488.


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 hereThe 2019 – 2020 KinderRHAMa Preschool will be holding registration on March 19, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the KinderRHAMa classroom at RHAM High School.  Please take a look at our flyer for more information.  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 – Winter Session:

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.


First Steps in Music  – Spring Session:

Wednesdays, April 3rd, 10th, 24th, May 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th, and June 5th, 10:00 – 10:40 AM OR 10:45 – 11:25 AM, at the AHM Building, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron
First Steps in Music is a developmentally appropriate and carefully researched early childhood music program.  This session is for children ages birth – 5 years old.

Both children and caregivers will be active participants, learning many finger plays, bounces, tickles, circle songs, echo songs and more to be sung at home again and again.  The curriculum, developed by Hartt professor and children’s music pedagogue John Feierabend, is rich in folk songs from a variety of cultures.  The goal of the class is to help children begin their journey toward becoming “tuneful, beatful and artful” human beings.  Please take a look at our flyer for more information.

Registration is required.  The fee is $100 per child, $40 for additional siblings.  You can choose between different time slots:  10:00 – 10:40 AM or 10:45 – 11:25 AM.  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.


Romp and Stomp:

Tuesdays, February 5th, 12th and 26th and Tuesdays, March 5th, 12th and 19th (February and March are two different sessions), 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the Gilead Hill School gymnasium, 580 Gilead Street, Hebron
Join us for some exercise and fun during this cold season!  We will have group games, balance activities, beanbag and parachute play, ball play and more!  This group is facilitated by FRC staff member, Jahnna Sieckowki.

Registration is required and is $25.00 per child per session, and $5.00 for each participating sibling.  For more information, please take a look at our flyer.  To register, please contact Becky at beckym@ahmyouth.org or Jahnna at jahnnas@ahmyouth.org.  Or you can call the FRC at 860-228-0871.


Bubble-ology and Good Nutrition:

Thursday, March 7th, 5:30 – 7:00 PM at the Gilead Hill School gymnasium, 580 Gilead Street, Hebron
The Hebron School Readiness Council presents Bubble-ology and Good Nutrition for children ages 3 – 5 and their family members.  From 5:30 – 6:30 PM, enjoy dinner, smoothies and engaging nutrition activities.  Then, teachers from the CT Science Center will present Bubble-ology from 6:30 – 7:00 PM.  Investigate how to make bubbles, why they are round, why they float and look at color patterns in bubble domes to make your own bubble world.

This is a free program that includes dinner, but it requires registration by contacting Becky at 860-228-0871 or at BeckyM@ahmyouth.org.  Please register by March 4th.  For more information please take a look at our flyer.


Tiny Tree Huggers:

Fridays, March 29th, April 5th, 12th, 26th, May 3rd and 10th, 9:30 – 10:45 AM, at the AHM building, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron
Tiny Tree Huggers is an outdoor hands on nature education program for children ages 2 1/2 – 5 years old with their parent or caregiver.  Children will learn about science and the environment through meaningful outdoor play.  Sample activities include nature walks and fun scavenger hunts, creating the letter of the day, themed story time and nature crafts.  Please take a look at our flyer for more information.

Registration is required and the cost is $75 per child.  If you have any questions, please contact Becky Murray at 860-228-0871 or at BeckyM@ahmyouth.org.


 

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

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.


2019 Project Graduation Information

This year’s Project Graduation will be held at Quassy Amusement Park and Water Park in Middlebury, CT.  More information will be released soon as well as registration forms.  You can take a look at our flyer for more information.

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.

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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.

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