Connected Families Project

Connected Families Project

Connected Families Project

Offering powerful, accessible tools to help strengthen families

Connected Families Project at Maine Children’s Home (MCH) shares trauma-focused and trust-based skills with caregivers to help create nurturing and supportive environments where children can thrive. This initiative offers trainings, resources, and support groups to parents, caregivers, educators, families, professionals, and communities who work with children.

The goals of Connected Families Project are to provide anyone who works with children a better understanding of the impact early childhood experiences have on the behavior and wellbeing of children, and to deepen connections between caregivers and their children.

Trainings and Services from Connected Families Project

 

The Research Behind Connected Families Project

Trust-Based Relational Intervention®

The techniques, theories, and skills shared by Connected Families Project are heavily influenced by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross’s work in Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) at the Karyn Purvis Institute for Child Development at Texas Christian University. TBRI® is a way of caring for children that is based on seeing the need behind a child’s behavior, and responding to that need in ways that build trust, attachment, and connection.

Learn more about TBRI® here.

 

Training Schedule at Connected Families Project

September 2021

TBRI® Principles: Empowering

TBRI Principles EmpoweringSeptember 13, 14, 20 & 21
8 – 9:30 p.m. (ET)

The Empowering Principles include physiological and ecological strategies to meet children's physical needs, to promote felt-safety and learning.

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Understanding & Addressing the Impact of Collective Trauma of the Pandemic

Understanding the Impact of Collective TraumaSeptember 28
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (ET)

This workshop is relevant for anyone working with children, teens, families, or adult staff members.

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October 2021

TBRI® Principles: Connecting

TBRI Principles ConnectingOctober 25, 26, & November 1 & 2 (must attend all four)
8 – 9:30 p.m. (ET)

The Connecting Principles include Engagement and Mindfulness Strategies to meet the child's relationship attachment needs.

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TBRI® Primer: Trust-Based Relational Intervention – Intro & Overview

TBRI PrimerOctober 29
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Foundation for insights on how a child’s history impacts long-term development; enhancing understanding of behaviors & appropriate responses.

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December 2021

TBRI® Principles: Correcting

TBRI Principles CorrectingDecember 6, 7, 13, & 14 (must attend all four)
8 – 9:30 p.m. (ET)

The Correcting Principles include Proactive & Responsive Strategies to shape beliefs & behaviors by disarming fear while maintaining connection.

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TBRI® Primer: Trust-Based Relational Intervention – Intro & Overview

TBRI PrimerDecember 10
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Foundation for insights on how a child’s history impacts long-term development; enhancing understanding of behaviors & appropriate responses.

Sign up here


Contact Connected Families Project at MCH

For more information on Connected Families Project at MCH, please contact Lindsay Bragdon, Adoption Program Director at (207) 873-6350.

 


 

Support Connected Families Project

Donations to Connected Families Project provide specialized trauma-informed trainings to MCH staff and families.

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Connected Families Project Legacy

In 2021, MCH underwent a rebrand to improve the cohesion of the image of its programs under the MCH identity. During this process, The Connected Community at MCH was renamed Connected Families Project.

 

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