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Every Kid in a Park: Free Park Admission

To help engage and create our next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates, we are kicking off the Every Kid in a Park initiative. The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th grade student across the country to experience their public lands and waters in person throughout the 2015-2016 school year.

Beginning September 1st, 2015 you will have access to your own Every Kid in a Park pass. This pass will give you free access to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more!

http://www.nationalparks.org/ook/every-kid-in-a-park

 

Helen Ross McNabb Center

HRMCHelen Ross McNabb Center of McMinn County is a regional, not-for-profit integrated system of mental health, substance abuse, and social services.   HRMC offers a range of comprehensive services to children, adults and families.   HRMC is located in Athens, TN but services and programs are provided in over 21 counties through the East Tennessee Region. Services include individual and family therapy, psychotropic medication evaluation and management, community based case management.  Services are designed for the express purpose of helping people live successfully in their own communities.  HRMC embraces the use of co-occurring treatment practice for individuals who experience both mental health and addiction issues. 

Horses For Heroes

Riding program for disabled veterans provided through Tri State Therapeutic Riding Center’s equine-assisted learning, recreation and therapies for individuals of all ages with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.   For details, contact Denise at Tri-State.Tri State Therapeutic Riding Center

Transition School

United Disability Services UDS“UDS Transition School helps high school students with a range of disabilities prepare for the future. We teach life skills that enable them to live more independently, better informed and with greater confidence in their abilities. The knowledge gained at the Transition School empowers these young adults to find competitive employment and become contributing members of the community. In a small group setting, students learn a wide variety of usable skills. The supportive environment enables them to discuss personal challenges and make social connections. One-on-one attention gives instructors the opportunity to concentrate on

One Story Ministries

OneStoryMinistries_Logo_Color_400x400Teaching All of God’s Word – Biblical Resources for Church, Home, and School

The philosophy of  One Story Ministries is that God’s Word is not just a collection of stories, it is the ONE story of redemption in Jesus Christ.  Covers the entire Bible, Genesis to Revelation, not just a few select stories.  Resources to raise up a generation of children who LEARN God’s Word, LOVE God’s Word, and begin to LIVE out God’s Word.

  • Children’s Sunday School Curriculum – Written for 52 Sundays a year for 7 years.  Presents all of all God’s Word to children.
  • Youth Sunday School Curriculum – 6 year youth curriculum applying God’s Word to life: Biblical Worldview Basics, Biblical Relationships, Survey of the Bible, and more.
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FamilyShare TN: Pick Lisa's Brain!

I've had a lot of people tell me "If I just had some time to pick your brain!" so thinkinghere's your chance! Our first support group of the year will be "Pick Lisa's Brain!" Do you have questions about laws, resources, or another topic? Bring your questions and we'll work through them on August 24th.

Keep in mind that we have now moved our Tennessee FamilyShare Support Group to Stanley Heights Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Stanley Heights is at 1512 McBrien Road in East Ridge. Stanley Heights is wheelchair accessible and parking is easier than downtown, too. Hope you'll plan to join us!

Special thanks to Kyra Hill, Thirty-One Consultant, who will be sponsoring and supplying our meal for the night. Thanks, Kyra!

FamilyShare is LifeLine’s monthly Support Group Meeting open to families regardless of their child’s diagnosis or age. Join us for a quiet meal, listen to a representative from a local resource share information about their organization, how to get services, and answer questions from families. Find others who share the same struggles and joys! Join FamilyShare!

Price: Free Event

Date: August 24, 2015

Address:

Stanley Heights Baptist Church McBrien Road
1512 McBrien Road
East Ridge, TN
37412 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Volunteer Advocacy Project: Parent Mentor Training/Certification Week 1

VAP handsA training program for individuals who are willing to become mentors for families navigating the special education process.

 

 

 

TRAINING WILL COVER:        The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, State law, The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation ActREQUIREMENTS: Attend all 12 (3 hour) sessions and Mentor/Advocate for 4 families of children with disabilities after completing the trainingFee: $30 for materials

The training is held once a year in multiple sites across the state.

FALL 2015 SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAYS

5:00 P.M. (CST) - 8:00 P.M. (CST)

▪ September 2 ▪ October 14

▪ September 9 ▪ October 21

▪ September 16 ▪ October 28

▪ September 23 ▪ November 4

▪ September 30 ▪ November 11

▪ October 7 ▪ November 18

LOCATIONS:

The training is conducted in-person at Vanderbilt University and via video conference to other sites (LifeLine, Inc. in Chattanooga) across the state. Distance sites must have at least three participants.

APPLICATION:

Applications are due by August 26, 2015.

To apply online go to:  http://j.mp/1JnuJMh

Interested in taking the VAP but not free on Wednesday nights?  Go to this link to be first on our list the next time the training is offered:  http://j.mp/1JE6L2X

CONTACT:

To request a paper application or get more information, contact:  Maria Mello at Maria.P.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu or Samantha Goldman at Samantha.Goldman@Vanderbilt.edu, 615-953-9623

Price: $30.00

Date: September 2, 2015

Address:
LifeLine, Inc.
LifeLine, Inc. 1400 McCallie Avenue Suite 112
Chattanooga, TN
37404 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited