Survey To Find What Our Kids Need — Will Be The Basis For Funding Programs For Kids

Parents: Please Participate in This Survey. It Could Help Our Van Buren Kids. Department of Education Family and Community Needs Analysis Survey The Maine Department of Education (DOE) is inviting all families to participate in our “Family and Community Needs Analysis Survey” by October 14th, 2022. The survey responses are confidential, and names of respondentsContinue reading “Survey To Find What Our Kids Need — Will Be The Basis For Funding Programs For Kids”

Position Openings (Part-Time)

Youth Workers for Outside-of-School-Time (OST) Program in Van Buren for Elementary and Middle School Students POSITION OPENING (Two Positions)             The OST Program operates Mon-Fri during the school year at the Van Buren District School. This position requires that staff be present 2 ½ hours daily on school days (2:30 – 5:00 PM) with extendedContinue reading “Position Openings (Part-Time)”

Maine Adult Education Launches HiSET Completion Campaign and Announces Two Years of Free Community College 

The Maine Department of Education’s Office of Adult Education launched a campaign today to encourage adult learners to complete the HiSET, Maine’s high school equivalency test. Those who complete the HiSET are eligible for two years of free community college in Maine.

Parenting Children Who Have Experienced Abuse or Neglect

Children who have been abused or neglected need safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments to recover from the trauma they’ve experienced. If you’re parenting a child with a history of abuse or neglect, you may have questions about how you can help them heal.

Understanding The Causes of Child Abuse

There’s no simple answer that will help explain why some parents or adults abuse children.

As with many things, the factors that lead to child abuse are complex and often interwoven with other issues. These issues may be far more difficult to detect and understand than the abuse itself.

Child Abuse: What Is It and What Can I Do To Prevent It?

While most people today know that child abuse exists, many don’t know what constitutes child abuse. This information, excerpted from an article by Dr. Stephanie Deutsch, gives us a good idea of what child abuse is, its different types, how to spot it, and what we need to do to ensure children are protected.