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

Parent / Caregiver groups

GROUPS POSTPONED UNTIL SOMETIME AFTER MAY 1ST

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. Our first group will be on Thursdays throughout the months of April and May from 5:30 - 8:30 pm and our second group will be on Saturdays in June at 9 am - 4 pm. There is a $30 application fee but the sessions are free. Click the button below to apply. You will receive an email once you are approved for the group and from there you can pay your application fee.

apply for parent and caregiver groups

Making Sense of Your Worth groups

GROUPS POSTPONED UNTIL SOMETIME AFTER MAY 1ST

We will be hosting eight-week programs designed for anybody who desires the freedom that comes with living in positive self-worth and secure attachment. Our first group will be a Professional Women's group on Thursdays throughout the months of April and May. There is a $40 application fee but the sessions are free. Click the button below to apply for our first 8-week program on April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & May 7, 21, 28 from 11 am - 1 pm. You will receive an email once you are approved for our group and from there you can pay your application fee. 

apply for Making Sense of Your Worth

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

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