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Lifespan Opportunities in Washington and Hancock Counties

Hancock County Child Abuse and Neglect Council

Parent Education

Hancock County Child Abuse and Neglect Council  (CAN Council) offers several styles of parenting classes throughout the year. These classes provide parents with knowledge and skills to better provide for and nurture their children.  

Classes include:

  • Active Parenting First Five Years
  • Active Parenting 4th Edition
  • Nurturing Parents
  • Nurturing Fathers
  • Nurturing Parents through Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery
  • Safe Sleep
  • Period of PURPLE Crying

The class schedule will be posted under Current Events on the DCP home page.

Classes are also available by arrangement at any time of the year.

Provider Services

Hancock County CAN Council offers training to providers in Mandated Reporter Training, Safe Sleep, Period of PURPLE Crying and Strengthening Maine Families.

Classes may be arranged to suit the needs of the provider.

Community Awareness

Hancock County CAN Council will hold events throughout the year to bring awareness of child abuse and neglect to the community.  If you would like to talk to us about appearing at your event, please contact us as outlined below.

How to reach the Hancock County Child Abuse and Neglect Council

For more information, call Sarah at 610-5928 or reach her via email at sarah.hardison@downeastcommunitypartners.org

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DCP Offices

Toll-Free: 877-374-8396

Bucksport Road Office

248 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-664-2424 | Email

Avery Lane Office

18 Avery Lane, PO Box 648 , Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-664-2424 | Email

Machias Office

7 VIP Drive, Machias, ME 04654
207-259-5015 | Email

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