Positive Ticket Program

Thank you to Cumberland, Maine Police Department and Cumberland Foodstop for supporting our Positive Ticket program!

Cumberland Police Department: “Officer Owen is out and about, making new friends. She met young Ava Lynn enjoying a bike ride with her grandfather! Since Ava Lynn was doing a great job of being safe with her bike helmet on, Officer Owen gave her a “positive ticket” and a gift certificate to the Food Stop. Positive Tickets are a program by Casco Bay CAN in collaboration with local businesses and your friendly neighborhood police department. I hope Ava uses her certificate for a nice cold treat on a hot day!”

Not Talking About Anxiety Makes It Worse

“If you’re anxious, the last thing you should do is avoid talking about it. Families need to learn to talk about worry and anxiety in a healthy way as a step in managing it. We tell you how in the current episode.”

Click the image below to hear the 12-minute episode from Lynn Lyons, LICSW

Talking About Anxiety



How to Raise Confident Teens

Learn from the Center for Parent and Teen Communication about the following teen confidence topics:

– What are the 7 C’s of Resilience?
– The Roots of Confidence
– Authentic Self-Esteem
– Focus on What’s Been Done Right
– Catch Them Being Good
– Set Reasonable Expectations

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Kindness and Why It’s Important

Your Kindness Creates Kindness
Learn from the Center for Parent & Teen Communication about how your children can learn kindness, how kindness improves health and why kindness is so contagious. Click here to learn more.

Check-In Rule

What is the Check-In Rule and Why Is It So Important?

“Parents that effectively monitor and regularly check-in may find their tweens and teens are less likely to check-out.”
Learn more from the Center for Parent and Teen Communication about this simple strategy here!

Medication Management in College

Learn more from the Child Mind Institute about how your teen can successfully manage their medications in college. Topics highlighted include:

– Beginning Early
– Getting Organized
– Drinking and Medication
– Drugs and Dangers
– Parental Worries

Medication Management in College


Responsible Beverage Server Training in Freeport

Casco Bay CAN hosted a Responsible Beverage Server training in Freeport at the The Harraseeket Inn on Tuesday. Thank you to our trainers, Mike Mack, Regional Correctional Manager and Mike McManus, Freeport Maine Police Department Officer/School Resource Officer and Geary Brewing Company and The Harraseeket Inn employees for attending!
Casco Bay CAN offer’s this training at least twice a year but upon request of service area businesses as well. The next training will be in the fall of 2021. Check out our website here for more information: https://www.cascobaycan.org/rbs-training/.