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Carry Naloxone to Save a Life (Apr)

Free

with Beth Alteri Inspire Recovery Center-Healthy Acadia

Calendar Apr 10, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

In 2021, more than 600 Mainers lost their lives to substance use disorder.  While that number is higher than any previous year, that number would have been 15 times higher without Naloxone.  Naloxone is an opioid antagonist and the only thing available to reverse an overdose.  You can't look at someone and know they are using substances.  One in 12 people in the United States have Substance Use Disorder, so the odds that you know someone who uses are pretty high.  The more people carry Naloxone, the more likely lives will be saved.  People can't recover if they do not survive an overdose.

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is drug that blocks the absorption of opioids in the brain at the receptor-level. Opioids effect our respiration, which is why someone suffering from an overdose may stop breathing. By blocking opioid absorption, naloxone pauses its effects in the body. Naloxone saves lives by restoring the person’s breathing. Narcan is not a replacement for calling 911, but can save the person’s life while emergency medical personnel are on the way.

It is FDA approved and can be administered easily via a nasal spray. Even a child can do it. It was intentionally developed for use by those without medical training who may arrive at the scene first, such as friends or family.

Narcan (naloxone) is a critical harm reduction tool. Just as we have a fire extinguisher in every building and house to protect us in the event of a fire, we should also have Narcan readily available at all times.

Healthy Acadia provides free Narcan (naloxone) kits and training to those who want it, and an increasing amount of other public health organizations and health providers are doing the same.  Join this training to receive a kit and learn more about it.  This is an in-person class. 

Beth Alteri of Healthy Acadia, works recruiting and supporting volunteers; works with the Substance Use and Prevention Team to increase community knowledge about Substance Use Disorder and to distribute and train people in the community about harm reduction tools such as Naloxone; provides coordination and support at the INSPIRE Recovery Center; supervises the Hancock County Maine Recovery Core interns and is a CCAR trained Recovery Coach.

Beth is a mother of three, teaches Zumba at the Downeast Family YMCA and is a member of the Ellsworth School Department School Board.  Contact Beth by email at Beth.Alteri@HealthyAcadia.org.

Ellsworth School Department Substitute Training (Apr)

Free

with Annie Sargent

Calendar Apr 12, 2023 at 1:30 pm, runs for 1 week

ESD is looking for substitutes in all departments-teachers, ed techs, secretaries, bus drivers, custodians.  Effective substitutes need to know how to access policies and procedures, facilities.  This workshop provides addressing these topics as well as the application process.  In addition tools and tips for classroom management and instructional practices for substitute teachers, it will be followed up by a meeting with school administrators at relevant schools. This is an in-person workshop.

Will run

Carry Naloxone to Save a Life (May)

Free

with Beth Alteri Inspire Recovery Center-Healthy Acadia

Calendar May 8, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

In 2021, more than 600 Mainers lost their lives to substance use disorder.  While that number is higher than any previous year, that number would have been 15 times higher without Naloxone.  Naloxone is an opioid antagonist and the only thing available to reverse an overdose.  You can't look at someone and know they are using substances.  One in 12 people in the United States have Substance Use Disorder, so the odds that you know someone who uses are pretty high.  The more people carry Naloxone, the more likely lives will be saved.  People can't recover if they do not survive an overdose.

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is drug that blocks the absorption of opioids in the brain at the receptor-level. Opioids effect our respiration, which is why someone suffering from an overdose may stop breathing. By blocking opioid absorption, naloxone pauses its effects in the body. Naloxone saves lives by restoring the person’s breathing. Narcan is not a replacement for calling 911, but can save the person’s life while emergency medical personnel are on the way.

It is FDA approved and can be administered easily via a nasal spray. Even a child can do it. It was intentionally developed for use by those without medical training who may arrive at the scene first, such as friends or family.

Narcan (naloxone) is a critical harm reduction tool. Just as we have a fire extinguisher in every building and house to protect us in the event of a fire, we should also have Narcan readily available at all times.

Healthy Acadia provides free Narcan (naloxone) kits and training to those who want it, and an increasing amount of other public health organizations and health providers are doing the same.  Join this training to receive a kit and learn more about it.  This is an in-person class. 

Beth Alteri of Healthy Acadia, works recruiting and supporting volunteers; works with the Substance Use and Prevention Team to increase community knowledge about Substance Use Disorder and to distribute and train people in the community about harm reduction tools such as Naloxone; provides coordination and support at the INSPIRE Recovery Center; supervises the Hancock County Maine Recovery Core interns and is a CCAR trained Recovery Coach.

Beth is a mother of three, teaches Zumba at the Downeast Family YMCA and is a member of the Ellsworth School Department School Board.  Contact Beth by email at Beth.Alteri@HealthyAcadia.org.

Ellsworth School Department Substitute Training (May)

Free

with Annie Sargent

Calendar May 10, 2023 at 1:30 pm, runs for 1 week

ESD is looking for substitutes in all departments-teachers, ed techs, secretaries, bus drivers, custodians.  Effective substitutes need to know how to access policies and procedures, facilities.  This workshop provides addressing these topics as well as the application process.  In addition tools and tips for classroom management and instructional practices for substitute teachers, it will be followed up by a meeting with school administrators at relevant schools. This is an in-person workshop.

Will run

Carry Naloxone to Save a Life (Jun)

Free

with Beth Alteri Inspire Recovery Center-Healthy Acadia

Calendar Jun 12, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

In 2021, more than 600 Mainers lost their lives to substance use disorder.  While that number is higher than any previous year, that number would have been 15 times higher without Naloxone.  Naloxone is an opioid antagonist and the only thing available to reverse an overdose.  You can't look at someone and know they are using substances.  One in 12 people in the United States have Substance Use Disorder, so the odds that you know someone who uses are pretty high.  The more people carry Naloxone, the more likely lives will be saved.  People can't recover if they do not survive an overdose.

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is drug that blocks the absorption of opioids in the brain at the receptor-level. Opioids effect our respiration, which is why someone suffering from an overdose may stop breathing. By blocking opioid absorption, naloxone pauses its effects in the body. Naloxone saves lives by restoring the person’s breathing. Narcan is not a replacement for calling 911, but can save the person’s life while emergency medical personnel are on the way.

It is FDA approved and can be administered easily via a nasal spray. Even a child can do it. It was intentionally developed for use by those without medical training who may arrive at the scene first, such as friends or family.

Narcan (naloxone) is a critical harm reduction tool. Just as we have a fire extinguisher in every building and house to protect us in the event of a fire, we should also have Narcan readily available at all times.

Healthy Acadia provides free Narcan (naloxone) kits and training to those who want it, and an increasing amount of other public health organizations and health providers are doing the same.  Join this training to receive a kit and learn more about it.  This is an in-person class. 

Beth Alteri of Healthy Acadia, works recruiting and supporting volunteers; works with the Substance Use and Prevention Team to increase community knowledge about Substance Use Disorder and to distribute and train people in the community about harm reduction tools such as Naloxone; provides coordination and support at the INSPIRE Recovery Center; supervises the Hancock County Maine Recovery Core interns and is a CCAR trained Recovery Coach.

Beth is a mother of three, teaches Zumba at the Downeast Family YMCA and is a member of the Ellsworth School Department School Board.  Contact Beth by email at Beth.Alteri@HealthyAcadia.org.

Become a Paraprofessional (Ed Tech) in Ellsworth

Free

with To Be Determined

Make a difference in the lives of children by becoming a paraprofessional teaching assistant!  Be part of our school community and help provide support to students. This is a great job to stay connected with your family as it falls within the same schedule as students with summers and vacations off.  Benefits include health, dental, vacation, personal and sick days, professional development, college courses and competitive wages. 

Base pay (0 years of experience) is $17.00 per hour for Ed Tech I's, $17.70 for Ed Tech II's and $19.60 for Ed Tech III's, pay increases with years of relative experience.  Benefits include 100% paid single subscriber health insurance, sick leave, personal days and longevity days.

Qualifications: Criminal History Record Check 

                     For Ed Tech: 3-90 college credit hours 

                     For Ed Tech 2-60 hours of college credit hours

                     For Ed Tech 1-High School diploma or equivalent 

To learn more about the positions and how to apply, register with us and we will forward your contact information to April Clifford, Ellsworth Elementary Principal, or Carol Ann McEachern-Murphy, LCS, Director of Special Education.

You may also contact April or Carol Ann directly:

April Clifford                                              aclifford@ellsworthschools.org or 207.667.6241

Carol Ann McEachern-Murphy                                                mceachern-murphy@ellsworthschools.org or 207.662.7101

Get Ready to ZOOM!

Free

with Vanessa Richards

If you need ZOOM support, we can assist you with resources (guides and videos), and in-person or online practice sessions.  You will need a device with a camera and microphone (internal or external) and ZOOM downloaded on your device.

This session prepares you - please reach out to us! - and is offered by appointment, live online using ZOOM, or in-person; ongoing enrollment.

If you're interested in learning more about this workshop, register here and we'll call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors. 

Vanessa loves working with adult learners. She is really easy to be around and makes people extremely comfortable; she even makes learning math and computers fun! She is committed to helping adults discover their strengths, build their confidence, and realize they can accomplish their goals. In her free time, she loves to travel and explore the outdoors. Vanessa teaches math, science, technology, and provides college and career advising.





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