DATE CHANGE: May 7 + 8 at Winslow Baptist Church from 8:30 - 4:30 (both days).
The Empowered to Connect Conference features practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. It features Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, to help bring attachment and connection in families. The content is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care, and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselor and therapists. We are changing it up for the 2020 Empowered to Connect Conference, presented by Show Hope.
In years past, we have hosted a live event that has been available via simulcast. For 2020, however, the conference will be a rebroadcast of the 2018 Empowered to Connect Conference along with a viewing guide and new practical application content. Register for the Winslow conference.
This training will focus on understanding the meaning of child behaviors, the brain chemistry of a child from a hard place, abuse, neglect or trauma, and how to help these children (and your family) heal and connect through the use of Trust-Based Relational Intervention. These groups are ideal for adoption, foster & kinship parents or caregivers. $30 application fee, sessions are free. Groups in September/October and November/December TBA. These sessions will take place on the Maine Children's Home campus at 93 Silver Street in Waterville in the Eskelund building (building #1). Apply to become part of these groups today!
This eight-week program is designed for anybody who desires the freedom that comes with living in positive self-worth and secure attachment. $40 application fee, sessions are free. Public Women's group in August (TBA) and Public Men or Women's group in October/November (TBA). These sessions will take place on the Maine Children's Home campus at 93 Silver Street in Waterville in the Eskelund building (building #1). Apply to become part of these groups today!
A 1-day webinar training designed to equip educators to help children from 'hard places' of abuse, neglect and/or trauma. Two or three trainings in Maine schools in July & August.
Conference at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell on a date in the fall of 2020.
Free adoption informational meetings
Meetings are held every last Wednesday of the month at our Waterville office (93 Silver Street) at 6 p.m. They are also held in Portland at Albin, Randall & Bennett (130 Middle Street, 3rd floor) the 2nd Monday of each month at 6 pm. If you are interested in attending one of our free informational meetings please complete this form. Because of the current health crisis, Adoption Info meetings will be postponed until further notice.
The Friends of the Maine Children's Home meetings
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Eskelund Community Center, located on our campus at 93 Silver Street, Waterville. Interested in joining? Please complete this form or learn more here. Because of the current health crisis, Friends meetings will be postponed until further notice.