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TBRI® & Trauma-Informed Classrooms is a 1-day seminar on August 7th designed to equip educators to help children from ‘hard places’ of abuse, neglect, and/or trauma. Join us before the start of the school year to learn how to disarm fear, optimize learning, and facilitate healing for vulnerable children in the classroom. This 1-day training will include an overview on the impact of trauma and sessions on the Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Empowering, Connecting, and Correcting Principles as they relate to a school setting. Our goal for TBRI® & Trauma-Informed Classrooms is to equip educators to meet the needs of every child in his or her classroom. Lunch will be provided.
The cost to attend is $10.
On Saturday, September 15th, Low XII Central Maine chapter Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association is putting together a ride and fundraiser to benefit our Christmas Program! Motorcyclists will be meeting at JFK Plaza in Waterville (by Tractor Supply) at 10 am and at 11 am, they will be escorted by Waterville police to the Home. There will be a bike judging contest with a trophy and raffles and lunch will be provided for $10/person. Anyone is welcome to join the ride, just be sure to bring along a toy to be used for the Christmas boxes.
On Thursday, September 20th, we will be 'Celebrating Resilience' at O'Brien's Event Center. This year's celebration recognizes the hard work and dedication of some past and present pregnant or parenting teens to complete their high school education and become successful parents. Past and present teen parents will share their stories of the Sharon Abrams' Teen Parent School Program and we will also have a number of silent auction items and a raffle taking place! The event will start at approximately 6:00 PM with a social and silent auction bidding available at 5:30. Tickets available online or by calling (207) 872-0261.
On Saturday, October 6th from 9 - 3, there will be a Craft Fair at Champion's in Elm Plaza, Waterville to benefit our Christmas Program! Admission is free, but you are encouraged to bring along a child-related item donation at the door for our Christmas Program. For more information or to apply to be a vendor, please contact Amy (207) 659-6595.
Free adoption informational meetings
Held the last Wednesday of each month at our Portland office (527 Ocean Avenue) at 6 p.m. and the last Wednesday at our Waterville office (93 Silver street) at 6 p.m. If you are interested in attending one of our free informational meetings please complete this form.
The Friends of the Maine Children's Home meetings
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Eskelund Community Center, located on our campus at 93 Silver Street, Waterville. Interested in joining? Please complete this form or learn more here.