Past MRBN Member Meetings

Just Released: 2021 MIYHS Data - October 6, 2022

MRBN is pleased to welcome Korey Pow, Project Coordinator Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) to present the 2021 MIYHS data to the MRBN Network. Following the presentation, MRBN staff will engage in a discussion and allow time for questions around the data. 


Building Resilience With HOPE:
Healthy Outcomes of Positive Experience 

The Maine Resilience Building Network invites you to join colleagues from Maine for a one-day virtual conference on HOPE (Healthy Outcomes of Positive Experiences); a framework co-authored by Dr. Robert Sege from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. 

We now know that positive childhood experiences have dramatic effects on brain growth and development and also on later adult health. HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) outlines approaches that we can take to incorporate a more holistic understanding of human development. The keynote address will describe the science of HOPE, and lay out the four pillars of HOPE. These pillars describe the common elements of programs that have been successful in promoting child and adolescent development.

Following the keynote, we will have a series of interactive sessions, designed to bring this new scientific understanding into practice. These sessions will explore four areas of implementation of HOPE: (1) HOPE-based intake and assessment, (2) How HOPE supports empathy with individuals who may have had childhood trauma, (3) Programming that creates Positive Childhood Experiences, and (4) Monitoring and improving HOPE-informed implementation.


MRBN's April 29th Meeting: Restorative Justice &  211 Maine

Speakers included Ryun Anderson, Executive Director of the Restorative Justice Institute of Maine (RJIM) https://www.rjimaine.org/ and Sarah Mattox from the Restorative Justice Project (RJP)http://www.rjpmidcoast.org/ for a primer in restorative practice and restorative justice, as well as an overview of the exciting restorative work taking shape across the state of Maine.  

We also heard from Nikki Busmanis, 211Maine Program Manager, https://211maine.org/ who offered a program overview and updates on this statewide resource. For those living with opiate addictions, 211 Maine, in partnership with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, provides a toll-free statewide information and referral Opiate Helpline. 


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