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The National Directory of
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for Children’s Behavioral Health

GEAR Parent Network

Mailing Address:
32 Winthrop Street
Augusta, ME 04330

Phone: 207-223-9993 In State (800) 264-9224 or
Fax: (207) 626-3453

Contact Person: Cindy Seekins, CPSP Director

Web Site: http://http://www.gearparentnetwork.org/

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances

Mission:
G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with emotional and behavioral health needs to effect life decisions based on their family’s individual strengths and needs by providing safe and supportive avenues for: emotional support, problem solving, sharing common experiences, seeking knowledge about community resources and advocacy, identifying the strengths and needs of their child/children and families and accessing information/education related to children’s issues. G.E.A.R. believes in a system of care that helps children, youth and families function better at home, in school, in the community and throughout life.

Description:
G.E.A.R. Parent Network is a parent run organization by and for parents of children with emotional and behavioral health concerns.

Organization role:
• Sponsor/run support groups for families or youth

Organization type:
• A local family-run chapter of a national or statewide organization

Region(s) served:
• Local

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