MIDCOAST MAINE

TRAUMA INFORMED COMMUNITY

A trauma-informed community believes there is no trust more sacred than the one it holds with its children. It believes there is no duty more important than ensuring that the rights of its children are respected, their welfare protected, that their lives free from fear, abuse and want, and that they grow up in peace

Adopted from Kofi A. Annan

Our mission is to develop a trauma-informed community that:

• Is aware of the prevalence of child abuse and trauma, of its epidemic proportions, and of the need to address it as central to creating a safe and healthy community for both children and adults.

• Empowers all members of the community, (especially parents, caregivers, and children), with the knowledge they need to:

o prevent child abuse and trauma,

o understand how trauma impacts on a child and how its wounds may affect individuals throughout their lifespan and be passed on intergenerationally,

o reach out to children and to each other in ways that are healing.

LINKS

A CHILD'S PATH TO MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUICIDE. POWER POINT

.........................................DESCRIPTION OF DR.ANN JENNING'S PRESENTATION OF A CHILD'S PATH TO MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUICIDE. HTML

...........................................FEEDBACK ON ABOVE PRESENTATION. HTML

ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE CHARTS. HTML

ACE--A PARENTS GUIDE TO YOUR CHILD'S RESILIENCY, PROTECTION AND THREATS. HTML

RECOMMENDED BOOKS ON PREVENTING OR HELPING YOUNG CHILDREN WITH DIFFICULT TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES. PDF , HTML

MAINE TRAUMA INFORMED COMMUNITY BOOKMARK. PDF

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