Our Mission

MRBN promotes building resilience for Maine’s children, families and communities by increasing the understanding of the impacts of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). We work to strengthen families and communities by increasing protective factors and resilience-building relationships. We aim for a comprehensive, cross-sector, and systematic approach to foster education, awareness and action.

Jim Sporleder, retired Principal of Lincoln High School in Wala Wala, WA visited with Kini-Ana Tinkham, MRBN Executive Director and Joyce Morrissette, Engagement and Training Director. MRBN offers technical assistance to school leadership and staff exploring the Trauma Informed School model and implementation. 

The Maine Resilience Building Network traveled to  Aroostook County this week to train Early Childcare and Pre-K teachers about ACEs, early brain development and resilience. Classroom strategies included the practice of mindfulness and compassion. MRBN values the relationships, care and education early childcare and Pre-K teachers provide to Maine's children and families. When Maine's children and families are flourishing our communities will flourish. 

Maine Resilience Building Network Meeting

October 31, 2019

Registration:  8:30-9:00am
Program:  9:00 - 1 2:00pm

Social Determinants of Health and Equity- How They Inform Resilience Building

Speaker: Deborah Deatrick, MPH

Educare, Waterville


    Maine Resilience Building Network: Catalyzing a Statewide Movement

           Read the article: https://www.acesconnection.com/blog/maine-resilience-building-network-catalyzing-a-statewide-movement 

         Written by : Anndee  Hochman for the Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) Shared Learnings series. 

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The Maine Resilience Building Network invites you to Join the Conversation and become a paid MRBN member today. MRBN is educating individuals, community leaders, businesses, schools, and organizations about ACEs and resilience and working to build stronger communities across Maine. MRBN welcomes your expertise and contributions. Become a member and join the momentum.

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Resource Library

The resource library is regularly updated with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resilience research, articles, and videos.


Explore this map and listing to see the individuals and organizations who are part of the Network. They could be future collaborators!

MRBN Trainings

Training and education events are available statewide

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