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


2021 courses from the Connected Community:

January 2021

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

  • January 4, 5 from 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., and January 6 from 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.


February 2021

TBRI® Empowering Principles

March 2021

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

TBRI® Connecting Principles

April 2021

TBRI® Correcting Principles


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

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

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