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.
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Learning Opportunities for Maine Early Childcare and Pre-K Teachers
The Maine Resilience Building Network traveled to 12 sites across Maine this fall to provide professional development training to public early childcare and pre-K teachers working with children birth-age 5 to strengthen their role in supporting children and families. The training focused on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and building resilience. The training promoted professionals’ understanding of how adverse experiences at a young age can affect a person’s emotional and behavioral development and ways to support the individual by building resiliency. MRBN trainers promoted staff’s understanding and skills related to working with children and adults who have or have had childhood adverse experiences and trauma. Mary Hackett a home daycare provider shared, “it was an outstanding presentation with good discussion, thank you for your efforts”. The work was supported by a Maine DHHS and DOE.
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.
Written by : Anndee Hochman for the Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) Shared Learnings series.
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