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Trauma in Schools

THRIVE webinars embody System of Care principles and are well-suited for agency orientations, group or individual viewing. Trauma in Schools This is a 60 min overview of Trauma-Informed theory and how it relates to a school setting. The training covers why being trauma-informed in schools matters, self-regulation, and what trauma looks like. Certificates will be generated once you’ve completed the quiz.  Just enter your email address and it will be sent to you. Participants’ comments: I’m glad to see Maine working hard to address trauma issues so that we can provide stellar treatment! I thought Next Steps was very well thought out, researched and well presented. The training gave me a lot of information I wasn’t aware

Youth M.O.V.E. Maine

Youth MOVE Maine is a regionally based statewide youth and young adult driven program dedicated to ensuring that all young people have a say in the decisions that impact their lives. We support youth in building skills for partnerships, improving policies that impact young adults, and supporting leadership so that they can raise awareness and make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities. We specifically work together with young people ages 14-25 who have utilized natural supports or professional supports to work through challenging times. We also work together with mental health, juvenile justice, child welfare, and education systems to create an impact based on the perspectives of youth and young adults. We do this in collaboration with families, providers, and community members.

Training & TA

Trauma-Informed System of Care Training and Technical Assistance THRIVE is the Nation’s First Trauma-Informed System of Care for Children & the First System of Care for Juvenile Justice. THRIVE has successfully: Changed Maine state contract language to require that child serving agencies be trauma-informed and practice system of care principles Created and Implemented the Trauma-Informed System of Care Agency Assessment Tool  Partnered with eight statewide family organizations in Maine to further family voice and choice Developed a statewide youth advocacy organization Created a trauma-informed culture in Maine state systems Implemented and sustained trauma specif ic treatments THRIVE Initiative Technical Assistance THRIVE helps providers and community organizations transform the way services are delivered to children and families through trauma-informed training and technical assistance based on the following system of care core values and guiding principles: Family Driven Youth Guided Cultural and Linguistic Competency Trauma–informed means that individuals and agencies are educated on the causes and effects of trauma and understand the potential to re-traumatize families and […]

Youth Move Maine Wins the RockStar Award

From Youth Move National: The 2015 Youth MOVE Chapter #RockStar Award for outstanding and continued performance as a nationally recognized chapter of Youth MOVE National in good standing for at least one (1) year goes to Youth MOVE Maine. Youth MOVE Maine has successfully embedded themselves in communities across Maine as youth leaders and advocates and are true champions in successfully building and implementing an effective Youth Peer Support model. Thank you for all of your hard work!

Youth Move Maine

YMM now accepting Referrals Have you heard the good news? Youth MOVE Maine is now accepting referrals to our Youth Support Partner (YSP) program from all providers across the state! We are so very excited to announce that with the support of a new grant, we are now able to offer YSP services to youth across the state! We are now able to accept referrals from any provider – teachers, counselors, Police Officers, Behavioral Health Professionals, anyone who knows a youth and knows the youth might be interested in 1:1 peer mentoring. As you may have read, Youth Support Partners are young adults who have been resilient through their own challenging life experiences. Youth Support Partners are trained to develop strong relationships with youth who experience challenges with the law, school, homelessness, mental health or substance abuse. Youth Support Partners use strong healthy relationships as a pathway towards goal attainment and promote positive youth development. Youth Support Partners work with youth anywhere from 3 to […]

New PSA from MRBN

This PSA was funded by the Sam L. Cohen Foundation through a grant to Project Aware. It was filmed by Amy Grumbling who returned to her own area to work on this project from NYC, where she now lives and works.

Youth Court

About Youth Court is a system that allows young people who have violated the law to be held accountable by their peers. Trained youth community volunteers act as advocates and judges using the restorative justice framework to create an agreement for all. Mission Youth MOVE Maine supports youth and adults in building the skills, partnerships, policies and practices essential to making sure all youth are connected, resilient, growing and included in the decisions that impact their lives. Description The Maine Youth Court is a system that allows young people who have violated the law or school rules to be held accountable by their peers through restorative justice practices. In the Maine Youth Court, youth community volunteers are highly trained and supported to act as advocates and judges in the process, diverting low-risk offenders from traditional punitive disciplinary systems. Youth Court is available for any youth from Portland to Bath who has committed a first time, non-violent offense. Three youth advocates and three peer judges are […]

MAFO Members

Autism Society of Maine 1.800.273.5200 G.E.A.R. Parent Network and Family Support Partners Gaining Empowerment Allows Results for Maine parents of children with behavioral health needs 1.800.264.9224 Learning Disabilities Association of Maine 1.877.208.4029 Maine Parent Federation Statewide organization promoting individual aspirations for all people through information, education and advocacy 1.800.870.7746 National Alliance on Mental Illness of Maine 1.800.464.5767 Southern Maine Parent Awareness Helping families enhance the quality of life of their children and young adults with disabilities 1.800.564.9696 (in Maine only) Tri-County Network of Care One-stop resource for exploring physical and emotional wellness

Trauma-Informed Resources

Adverse Childhod Experiences (ACE) Study – CDC Access to peer-reviewed publications resulting from the ACE Study Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study – Kaiser Permanente An ongoing collaboration with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzing relationships between childhood traumas and health/behavioral health outcomes later in life Child Welfare League of America Training, cultural competence, transforming residential services Children’s Mental Health Initiative – Digital Library Collaboration, cultural and linguistic competence, family involvement, recruitment and retention, youth involvement Mental Health for Military Families: The Path to Resilience and Recovery Archived SAMHSA training teleconference Military Families Learning Community The National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Learning Center offers a Master Speaker Series (top experts in each service branch) and also more than 15 podcasts on the physical, psychological and moral stressors of combat and how trauma-related stresses affect spouses and children National Center for Trauma-Informed Care Technical Assistance center for promoting awareness and best practices National Child Traumatic Stress Network Resources include free education lecture series, list of trauma treatments National Registry of Evidence-Based […]

Evidence-Based TF-CBT and CPP

Evidence-based practices are treatment models that have been found effective through multiple research studies documenting similar outcomes. TF-CBT Info and Clinicians Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a short-term  (12-16 weeks) treatment that teaches coping skills to children (6 years and older), youth and families helping them tell the story of the trauma they’ve experienced. Research studies consistently show a reduction in trauma symptoms for children treated with TF-CBT. Recommended reading on TF-CBT: “Child Maltreatment Interventions” (SAGE Publications) “A Multisite, Randomized Controlled Trial for Children with Sexual-Abuse Related PTSD Symptons” (Judith A. Cohen, M.D. et al) CPP Info and Clinicians Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) for young children (birth to 6) and their caregivers is an evidence-based treatment that addresses the attachment between child and parent, while working toward understanding and healing trauma. This treatment can take up to a year to complete, and can be effective in smaller increments. Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Young Children and their Families Recommended reading on evidence-based practice: “Choosing the Right […]