The Connected Community

The Connected Community at MCH

The Connected Community at The Maine Children’s Home is an initiative focused on helping kids from hard places, such as abuse, neglect or trauma, through a variety of efforts, including family counseling, support groups, family and community education, outreach and much more. The goal of The Connected Community is to support children, parents, caregivers (of all kinds), and community providers to deepen connections with kiddos, any child truly; however especially those who have experienced trauma or come from a “hard place.” We use techniques, theories and skills from the works of Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross out of Texas Christian University through their work with Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) and also couple this with Theraplay® based activities, both having pieces to their work that focus on strengthening attachments between caregivers and kids through play.

Leading these efforts have been two Maine Children’s Home staff members: Adoption Program Director, Lindsay Bragdon and Clinical Director, Debra Levenseller

Services

 

Training Courses from the Connected Community at MCH

March 2021

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Intro and Overview Sessions 

TBRI® Connecting Principles

Connected Parenting Check-in Support Group (monthly)

  • March 25 at 8:30 p.m.

April 2021

TBRI® Correcting Principles - "Address fear-based behaviors"

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Intro and Overview Sessions 

Hope for the Journey Conference (Formerly 'Empowered to Connect Conference')

  • Date TBD

Connected Parenting Check-in Support Group (monthly)

  • April 29 at 8:30 p.m.

May 2021

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Intro and Overview Sessions 

OR

Connected Parenting Check-in Support Group (monthly)

  • May 27 at 8:30 p.m.

June 2021

TBRI® Empowering Principles - "Address physical needs"

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Intro and Overview Sessions 

Connected Parenting Check-in Support Group (monthly)

  • June 24 at 8:30 p.m.

July 2021

TBRI® Connecting Principles - "Address attachment needs"

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Intro and Overview Sessions 

Connected Parenting Check-in Support Group (monthly)

  • July 29 at 8:30 p.m.

August 2021

TBRI® Correcting Principles - "Address fear-based behaviors"

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Intro and Overview Sessions 

TBRI® and Trauma Informed Classrooms

  • Date TBD

Connected Parenting Check-in Support Group (monthly)

  • August 26 at 8:30 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Trainings at MCH: [click here]

 

Contact the Connected Community at MCH

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

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