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G.E.A.R. Parent Network Poster Contest Deadline Extended

Augusta -

AUGUSTA – The G.E.A.R. Parent Network, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to empowering parents of children with behavioral health needs, is extending the deadline for its annual poster contest to March 15. This is a great opportunity to showcase your youngster’s artistic side while raising awareness for children’s mental health.

The theme for the 2011 campaign is Growing Resilient Families and Youth in Maine. G.E.A.R. director Carol Tiernan said that it’s vital to recognize the difficulties families are having during the economic downturn. “We need to be mindful of how our behaviors affect our children … Building resilient families should be a major priority.”

G.E.A.R. has solicited submissions from Maine’s youth for the last three years. The winning poster is displayed at statewide events, featured on the agency’s Web site, recognized at the 2011 “What Families and Youth Want” Conference scheduled for May 21, and used to promote Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.

The contest is open to all Maine youth aged between 5 and 16. The Posters will be judged by a panel of families and youth. The Grand Prize winner will receive a $100 award and the second runner ups will each receive a $25 award.
Check out G.E.A.R.’s Web site at www.gearparentnetwork.org or call 1-800-264-9224 for more information.

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Telephone Number: (207)626-3448

Website: http://www.gearparentnetwork.org/

Email: rmoser@crisisandcounseling.org