Past MRBN Member Meetings
Past MRBN Training Events
Building Resilience With HOPE:
Care of the Perinatal Patient with Substance Use Disorder and Resilience Building
Dr. Alane O’Connor, DNP, a faculty member at Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, MaineGeneral Medical Center, provided us with an overview of substance use disorder and care of the perinatal patient in a lunch and learn on June 19th. Dr. O'Connor's clinical work focuses on addiction medicine and the management of opioid use disorders using buprenorphine.
She reviewed current standards of care and introduced the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model, which aims to improve care for pregnant and postpartum women with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and their infants. She also highlighted strategies to build community resilience and address stigma.
Early Child Care and Public Preschool Providers
'Strong Kids, Strong Families, Strong Communities: The Impact of ACEs and Resilience Building' was held numerous times in regions around Maine to bring together Early Childhood and public Pre-K providers to learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences research, early brain development science and protective factors such as positive relationships. Family and classroom resilience-informed strategies to promote resilience building for our children birth-5 was offered. The virtual event provided an opportunity for new learning and meeting new providers from Maine programs and schools.
This training was offered by the Maine Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services in collaboration with the Maine Resilience Building Network through a Preschool Development Grant. Two contact hours were offered for each session.
Love in the Time of Coronavirus - HOPE and Parenting
A workshop for organizations and individuals serving children and families - held on May 18, 2020.
In this webinar, we explored the risks of adverse childhood experiences, the likely positive experiences as family relationships tighten, and how we can protect children and promote post-traumatic growth. Participants shared stories of hope and concern in this interactive session with Tufts University, School of Medicine, Professor and Pediatrician, Dr. Robert Sege. Our children’s generation will always remember these days. While they and their parents are unlikely to suffer directly from the infection, their own lives and those of their families and communities have been disrupted.
This program was created for teachers, social workers and mental health professionals, clinical and medical practice based staff, school nurses, and those who work for organizations serving children and families in Maine.
MRBN Conversations: Strengthening Resilience and Connection Together - held on multiple dates in April, May, and June
The capacity of resilience is invaluable during uncertain times. The good news is that resilience can be supported and promoted--even in the midst of adversity. During this gathering, we’ll prioritize connection as a vital ingredient for cultivating greater resilience and well-being. Our interactive conversation will begin with a short presentation and conclude with a stabilizing, stress-relieving practice.
The wisdom of our network will also be harnessed as we gather a treasure trove of ways to stay healthfully connected to ourselves, one another and the outdoor beauty of Maine.