Please join us for a free screening of the documentary Broken Places followed by a panel discussion. The event will be held in southern Maine and is a partnership between MRBN and the UNE Interprofessional Education Collaborative. No registration is required.
BROKEN PLACES explores why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. The film revisits abused and neglected children profiled decades ago, to dramatically illustrate how early trauma shaped their lives as adults. BROKEN PLACES interweaves these longitudinal narratives with commentary from a few nationally renowned experts to help viewers better understand the devastating impact of childhood adversity as well as the inspiring characteristics of resilience.
2019 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey
Korey Pow, MPH
Project Coordinator MIYHS
Division of Prevention
Maine Center for Disease Control and PreventionOffice of Disease and Control
Helen HemmingerResearch and KIDS COUNT Associate
Maine Children’s Alliance
Our April 29th meeting's professional development features speakers Sarah Mattox from the Restorative Justice Project and Ryun Anderson, from the Restorative Justice Institute.
On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, MRBN will host an all day conference on HOPE facilitated by pediatrician and researcher Dr. Robert Sege from Tufts University School of Medicine.
HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) is a new way of understanding key positive childhood experiences that allow children to grow and develop into healthy and resilient adults. Positive childhood experiences (PCEs) support child development and protect against the effects of ACEs. Assessing positive childhood experiences allows people to identify their sources of strength beyond the history of traumas they have endured. HOPE supports families, health equity and resilience in the face of historic trauma and institutional racism. Please join us May 5th in Portland to learn about the research and applications for practice within your profession.
Further details and registration will be announced soon.
MRBN Fall Conference
Thursday and Friday, November 12-13, 2020
A Call for Proposals and Posters will be released in February!
Location: Samoset Resort, 220 Warrenton St, Rockport, ME 04856
Meet featured speaker Dr. Christina Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH!
MRBN is pleased and honored to announce that Dr. Christina Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH will present on the first day of our 2020 conference. Dr. Bethell provided expert testimony to the first-ever congressional hearing on childhood trauma this summer. In addition, her paper on promoting positive relational experiences to promote child and adult health was published in Jama Pediatrics September, 2019. Her 9/9/19 audio interview on NPR’s All Things Considered can be listened to here. A short video from Stanford’s ChildX talkcan be viewed here.
Dr. Bethell is a Professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she advances a new integrated Science of Thriving to promote early and lifelong health of children, youth, families and communities. With roots in health care finance reform, social epidemiology and culturally-competent, community-engaged approaches to assessing and improving health and well-being, she is the founding director (1996) of the national Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI), the National Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health and the We Are the Medicine consortium. Together, this work operates to promote “top down” (knowledge and data to reveal the big picture and possibilities), “bottom up” (methods to engage families, collect data and track progress) and “inside out” (relationship-centered strategies for successful transformational partnerships). She led the design of a widely endorsed national agenda to address childhood trauma and promote healing and flourishing and advances family-centered approaches to optimize child well-being and national, state and local policies to enable transformation.
Dr. Bethell earned an MBA and an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley and PhD in public policy from the University of Chicago. She teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Healing Through Revealing methods and is an avid student of transparent communication, presence and human potential for flourishing amid adversity. She writes poetry, dances and believes that connection with ourselves, life and others is the source of our creativity and joy.