In unprecedentedly challenging times, there is a significant amount asked of helpers. This group will meet six times, over the course of six weeks to explore the unique role helpers play in high stress, rapid change environments - particularly exploring the role that you play in addressing the unique needs of the people you get to help every day in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic.WHO: People in the helping professionsWHEN: Tuesdays at 7:00pm starting April 7 OR Fridays at 12:00pm starting April 10WHERE: via Zoom *facilitator will send the link after you sign upSIGN UP LINK
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Jordan G. Shaw, M. Div. is a Graduate Level Intern at the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers and a student enrolled in the MSC in Counselor Education at the University of Southern Maine. He is a Clinical Fellow at USM in the Spring of 2020.
Parenting when things feel 'normal' is tricky and can feel overwhelming, add to this the challenging of parenting in the midst of a pandemic and it can feel downright impossible. This group is for parents of children, pre-k through 7th grade who are now navigating uncertainty and rapid change due to the Covid-19 global pandemic. We will meet once a week for six weeks and will cover: things your children need to hear from you right now, surviving and thriving in distance/online/homeschooling, self-care strategies, using technology to support family connection and social/emotional learning, thriving as a family during Covid-19.WHO: Parents of children aged pre-k through 7th gradeWHEN: Wednesdays @ 6:00pm starting April 8WHERE: via Zoom *facilitator will send the link after you sign upSIGN UP LINK
Because of the current health crisis, the Empowered to Connect conference that was scheduled for May 7 + 8 at Winslow Baptist Church is now going virtual! This means that you will be able to access Empowered to Connect from your home now until May 31st.
We have continued interest in folks who are wanting to attend Empowered to Connect from their own spaces, therefore we are sending out the information on how to continue to register. You can register for $30 here and once you have registered, we will email you with the information to re-register for the virtual "at-home" option! Scholarships for the cost of this conference are available. If you would like to request a scholarship please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Because of the current health crisis, Adoption Info meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. Please complete this form if you are interested in our virtual adoption informational meetings.
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.