Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • January 23, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Alfond Center for Health Sciences, Rm 106, 11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford, Maine

    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.


    • January 30, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Educare, 56 Drummond Ave, Waterville, ME 04901
    • 30
    Register

    Speakers:

    2019 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey 

    Korey Pow, MPH
    Proj
    ect Coordinator MIYHS
    Division of Prevention
    Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    Office of Disease and Control

    Census 2020

    Helen Hemminger
    Research and KIDS COUNT Associate
    Maine Children’s Alliance


    • April 29, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Educare, 56 Drummond Ave, Waterville, ME 04901
    • 60

    Our April 29th meeting's professional development features speakers Sarah Mattox from the Restorative Justice Project and Ryun Anderson, from the Restorative Justice Institute.


    • May 05, 2020
    • University of New England, Portland Campus

    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.


    • July 30, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Educare, 56 Drummond Ave, Waterville, ME 04901
    • 60



    • October 29, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Educare, 56 Drummond Ave, Waterville, ME 04901
    • 60



    • November 12, 2020
    • 7:30 AM
    • November 13, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Samoset Resort

    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.

Past events

November 05, 2019 Early Child Care and Public Preschool Providers Caring for Children Birth-5 - York, ME
November 04, 2019 Early Child Care and Public Preschool Providers Caring for Children Birth-5 - Augusta, ME
October 31, 2019 MRBN Professional Development & Member Meeting - October 31, 2019
October 29, 2019 Early Child Care and Public Preschool Providers Caring for Children Birth-5 - Calais, ME
October 23, 2019 Early Child Care and Public Preschool Providers Caring for Children Birth - Age 5 - Auburn, ME
October 23, 2019 The Why and How of Trauma-Informed Care: A Life Course Approach to Understanding the Trajectory of Tobacco Use
October 21, 2019 Early Child Care and Public Preschool Providers Caring for Children Birth - Age 5 - Bangor, ME
October 17, 2019 Early Child Care and Public Preschool Providers Caring for Children Birth - Age 5 - Waldo, ME
October 16, 2019 Early Child Care and Public Preschool Providers Caring for Children Birth - Age 5 - Westbrook, ME
October 15, 2019 Early Child Care and Public Preschool Providers Caring for Children Birth - Age 5 - Mexico, ME
October 08, 2019 Early Child Care and Public Preschool Providers Caring for Children Birth - Age 5 - Owls Head
October 08, 2019 Maine Public Health Association's 2019 Annual Conference
October 02, 2019 Early Child Care and Public Preschool Providers Caring for Children Birth - Age 5 - Houlton
October 01, 2019 Early Child Care and Public Preschool Providers Caring for Children Birth - Age 5 - Caribou
September 26, 2019 Maine Resilience Building Network Sept 26th Member Meeting
September 26, 2019 Training for Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth
September 24, 2019 Early Child Care and Public Preschool Providers Caring for Children Birth - Age 5 - Brunswick
August 19, 2019 Social Emotional Learning - 1st Annual Summit
August 14, 2019 Alcohol Prevention Conference - Safety, Success and the Life Ahead: Alcohol Concerns for Emerging Adults
August 08, 2019 Beyond ACEs: Why Trauma-Informed Practices Are a Call to Action
July 09, 2019 The Kids We Lose - Documentary screening at USM on July 9
June 25, 2019 Mental Well-being… Life Is Good, WELLNESS Makes It Better!
June 21, 2019 Assessing and Managing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide Risk in Healthcare Settings
June 17, 2019 Annual Tobacco Treatment and Prevention Conference
June 11, 2019 'Recovery Boys' - documentary film and discussion
June 07, 2019 Mindfulness & Meditation Skills For Anxious and Depressed Children and Adolescents
May 30, 2019 MRBN Member Conference: Resilience Building Across the Lifespan
May 23, 2019 Positive Youth Development Institute
May 22, 2019 Maternal and Child Health & Substance Exposed Infant Conference
May 10, 2019 Maine Association for Infant Mental Health Conference
March 28, 2019 MRBN Member Meeting
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