Maine

The Edmund Ervin Pediatric Center, Mid-Maine Child Trauma Network

Funding Period: 
[2002 - 2005]
Description: 
Mid-Maine Child Trauma Network has worked closely with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and private mental health service providers/agencies to strengthen the infrastructure of rural community services to children who have experienced traumatic stress and their families. Network membership is open to organizations that serve traumatized children and their families. Network activities include: 1) identifying community resources, needs, and coordination opportunities among foster care, domestic violence, emergency health care, mental health, and terrorism/disaster response services; 2) piloting triage assessment and outcome evaluation protocols in the above areas; 3) providing training and consultation to increase trauma assessment and intervention resources; and 4) facilitating interagency development and coordination of child trauma services.
Contact: 
Stephen Meister
Phone: 
(207) 872-4163

Community Counseling Center, The Maine Children's Trauma Response Initiative (The Children's Initiative)

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 
The Maine Children's Trauma Response Initiative will create a statewide trauma-informed system of care for children/youth aged 3–18 who are exposed to violence. Goals include: 1) establishing culturally competent, trauma-informed clinical services throughout Maine; 2) developing a community-based coalition; 3) increasing public awareness about childhood trauma; 4) involving consumers at all levels of development and implementation; and 5) collecting requisite data and conducting performance-improvement evaluation activities. During the grant period, the initiative will train at least 100 clinicians, and will provide TF-CBT to at least 110 children/youth and families.
Contact: 
Rebecca Hoffmann Frances
Phone: 
(207) 553-9309
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