Mattering in the Community: A Pathway to Youth Resilience and Adaptability

 Dr. Gordon Flett

October 6, 2021


Virtual via Zoom

MRBN member: $15    Non-member: $25

Dr. Gordon Flett, author of “The Psychology of Mattering: Understanding the Human Need to be Significant", will provide insight into the science and evidence on Youth Mattering, issues of youth social anxiety and perfectionism, and strategies for communities to enhance supports for Youth Mattering.

A panel will highlight Maine-based approaches to enhancing Mattering, building resilience, and improving well-being and public health.

This professional development opportunity is suitable for people from all sectors, including public health, behavioral health, education, government, and business.

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Presented in partnership with Maine CDC and AdCare

Building Positive Relationships with Youth

JUNE 22, 2021

FREE Zoom Session

In response to requests from MRBN members, we are excited to partner with the Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN) for a Lunch & Learn focused on building positive relationships with youth.

In this interactive session, the MYAN team will lead participants in an exploration of authentic youth-adult partnerships. Every young person is unique; understanding core youth values and structural inequities young people are navigating better prepares all adults to build positive relationships with Maine youth.

KIDS COUNT Data Discussion

JUNE 18, 2021
FREE Zoom Session 

A Lunch & Learn presentation and discussion of the newly released 2021 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book with Helen Hemminger from the Maine Children's Alliance. Find out about key takeaways and opportunities to address inequities apparent in the latest data on how children and families are faring.

The Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book is produced by the Maine Children's Alliance every other year - the comprehensive report of the physical, social, economic, and educational well-being of children in Maine. The Data Book can serve as a useful resource to advocates and decision makers to ensure policies and programs are centered in supporting and strengthening families.



MRBN is leading a call to action to Cultivate Mattering for Maine Youth. Join the Conversation for Community Driven Change!  Read the MRBN White Paper. Learn more about the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey results and the importance of connections and mattering. Visit the Mattering page to learn more about the work being done across the MRBN Network and in communities to Cultivate Mattering for Maine Youth.  Join the Conversation. Virtual Community Forums will be hosted by facilitator Carole Martin in all Public Health Districts. No fee to attend. Open to all. We encourage Civic & Business Leaders, Human Resource Professionals, Educators, Healthcare Professionals, Organizations and Community Neighbors to attend. Please Register and Join Your County Conversation  or a date best for You!

You may register for more than one Community Forum on Mattering for Maine Youth. 


York County Public Health District 1- Jan. 26- 1:00pm-2:30pm                                                           Cumberland Cty Public Health District 2- Feb. 3- 6:30pm-8:00pm

Androscoggin, Franklin Oxford Cty Public Health District 3- Feb. 11-  1:00pm-2:30pm              Somerset, Kennebec County Public Health District 5- Mar. 18- 1pm-2:30pm

Waldo, Lincoln, Knox Cty Midcoast Public Health District 4- Feb. 8- 6:30pm-8:00pm                 Penobscot, Piscataquis County Penquis Public Health District 6- Mar. 16- 1pm-2:30pm

Hancock, Washington Cty, Downeast Public Health District 7- Mar. 5- 1:00pm-2:30pm                       Aroostook County Public Health District 8- Feb. 2- 1:00pm-2:30pm

Tribal Health Districts- 5 Tribal Communities- March 10- 1:00pm-2:30pm - Micmac service unit, Presque Isle, Aroostook, Houlton Band of Maliseet Health Department, Littleton, Aroostook, Indian Township Health Center, Indian Township, Washington County, Penobscot Nation Health Department, Indian Island, Penobscot County, Pleasant Point Health Center, Sipayik-Washington County


Over 200 Gathered With Maine Thought Leaders Virtually

December 3 & 9, 2020

Cultivating Mattering for Maine Youth Roundtables

                                                                                                                   Thank you to our Thought Leaders

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