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Family Corner 6/25/14

Producer/Host: Sue Mackey Andrews
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Early Childhood Development Discussion for Parents and Early Care Providers

Key Discussion Points:
a) Academics vs. Executive Functioning Skills (Galinsky’s 7 essential skills)
b) What parents can do to promote Executive Functioning Skills
c) Roles and relationships between parents and teachers

Guests:
A) Mary Ellin Logue, EdD – UMaine/Education and Human Development
B) Jessica Jessie Meisner works as the Center Coordinator for Bucksport Early Care and Education Center

Family Corner 5/28/14

Producer/Host: Sue Mackey Andrews
Engineer: Joel Mann

Issue: Opiate and Other Addictions in Maine and their Effects upon Families, Children and Communities

Program Topic: Drug Affected Babies and Recovering Families – How Communities and Compassion Makes a Difference

Key Discussion Points:
a) Addition is not a choice, not a decision
b) No parent wants to harm their child
c) Communities can make a huge difference in reducing the blame, shame and in promoting recovery and wellness

Guests:
A) Mark Brown, MD – EMMC
B) Marjorie Withers, LCPC, Community Caring Collaborative

Family Corner 4/23/14

Producer/Host: Sue Mackey Andrews
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Discussed food insecurity and the options that Healthy Acadia and the County Extension programs are creating through farm to school efforts, school gardens, summer food programs, nutrition education, mentoring and volunteering opportunities

Key Discussion Points:
a) Food insecurity in Maine for children is the highest of the New England States
b) Lots of options exist for families to access locally gown, healthy foods
c) Lots of options exist for individuals to volunteer, share a skill, time and develop relationships within their communities
Guests by name and affiliation:
A. Bronwyn Clement, Community Food Security Organizer at Healthy
B. Acadia
C. Elsie Flemings, Executive Director of Healthy Acadia
D. Nikki Fox, Community Health Coordinator for Healthy Acadia
E. Lisa Reilich, 4-H Youth Development Professional for Hancock & Washington Counties

Family Corner 2/26/14

Producer/Host: Sue Mackey Andrews
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Well child care and other issues, the Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Topic: Discuss pediatric care for young children as well as the interests of the Maine Academy in advocating for child health issues.

Key Discussion Points:
a) Learned about MAAP and its work to advance healthy environments for young children, advocate for Medicaid expansion, tanning beds, “screen time” for young children
b) Discussed poverty as a key influence upon the health and wellness of young children
c) Discussed nutrition/obesity, sleep, and other important components of early child health

Guests:
A) Leslie Goode, Executive Director, Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
B) Steve Feder, DO – pediatrician from Damariscotta area, President of the Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Family Corner 1/22/14

Producer/Host: Sue Mackey Andrews
Engineer: Joel Mann

Program Topic: The Blue Hill Free Clinic

Key Discussion Points:
a) Location, time and services available through the Free Clinic
b) Navigator services available to help people access health care coverage
c) Opportunities to support, volunteer the clinic services

Guests:
Jane Garfield, MD – President of the Board of the Free Clinic and volunteer physician
Leslie Goode – Vice President of the Board of the Free Clinic; Executive Director of the Maine Chapter of the Academy of Pediatrics