Resilience Building Network’s mission is to promote resilience in all people by increasing
the understanding of the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the importance
of building resilience through protective factors such as positive relationships.
MRBN APRIL NETWORK MEETING
APRIL 29, 2021 9-11:30AM
Network and MRBN Updates
Mattering Initiative Update
Community Conversation Report: Safe Spaces and Small Acts
Voices of Hope: The Rugged Road to Recovery
Dave Packhem previews his upcoming documentary series and his work with student groups to change cultural attitudes about drugs and alcohol.
A Closer Look at 2019 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) Youth Mattering Data
MIYHS Project Coordinator Korey Pow, MPH, reports on new protective factor data and the disparities that exist.
Understanding the Spatial Seeds of Poverty
Dr. Matthew P. Dube, Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems and Data Science at the University of Maine at Augusta, explores the impact of poverty on individuals and the systemic nature of poverty in Maine from the perspective of geography. We will take a different approach to utilizing Census and American Community Survey data that will seek to understand systemic poverty through spatial aggregations of data.
Free Event Everyone Welcome
MAY LUNCH & LEARN: SCIENCE OF MATTERING
Learn the foundational science of cultivating a sense of Mattering among youth. Mattering is a protective factor that reduces the likelihood of poor mental health and other risks such as suicide and substance misuse. Participants will leave with a grounding in the science of Mattering, explore statewide data, and discuss ways to cultivate Mattering as a primary prevention strategy. This offering is a highlight of a larger training available to partners and communities across the state.
FREE Zoom session
to everyone who participated in our Cultivating Mattering for Maine Youth Community Conversations!
YOU MATTER TO THE CONVERSATION!
MRBN is leading a call to action to Cultivate Mattering for Maine Youth.
From January - March 2021, MRBN hosted Community Conversations in Maine's nine Public Health Districts. Nearly 500 civic & business leaders, educators, healthcare professionals, public safety leaders & staff, lawmakers, organizations, and community members participated.
A full report will be released at the end of April.
Read the MRBN White Paper to learn more about the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey results and the importance of connections and mattering.
To learn more about Cultivating Mattering for Maine Youth, visit the Mattering Page!
JOIN THE CONVERSATION TODAY
Become a member! MRBN leads and supports a network across Maine to build resilience and well-being by providing systems that strengthen children, family, workplace and community connections. MRBN is at the forefront of thought leadership and action to bring about positive change that address systemic inequities and root causes of poor health outcomes related to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). MRBN provides statewide network meetings, professional development and training programs, and contributes to state and local policy development. Check out all the benefits of a MRBN membership today! Join us and get connected.
Upcoming Conferences and Events
MRBN Members & Friends: Please seek help right away if you have trouble coping or feel overwhelmed or are worried about a friend or loved one. The Maine Statewide Crisis Hotline is available 24/7. For assistance, call 1-888-569-1112 or call 211, Maine's Resource Line.
The Teen Peer Support Text Line 207-515-8398, for ages 14-20, staffed by people under 23 years old.
Please view MRBN's Wellness Resources
Written by : Anndee Hochman for the Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) Shared Learnings series.