Building Thriving Communities Capitalizing on Evolving Science and Circumstances

This blog post was written by MCA’s MSW intern Jill Walker, who attended the conference earlier this month.  Earlier this month, the Maine Resiliency Building Network (MRBN) and The Bingham Program hosted their second biennial conference: Building Thriving Communities Capitalizing on Evolving Science and Circumstances. Educators, health service providers, public policy advocates and community leaders … More Building Thriving Communities Capitalizing on Evolving Science and Circumstances

Report: Maine has highest percentage of children with incarcerated parents in New England

More than 20,000 Maine children – 8 percent—have a parent that has served time A new KIDS COUNT® report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that the nation’s over-reliance on mass incarceration has had a devastating impact on American children, bringing increased poverty, homelessness, hunger and emotional pain into their lives. Now more … More Report: Maine has highest percentage of children with incarcerated parents in New England

Meet Sue Mackey Andrews, 2015 Giraffe Award Winner

This is the fifth in a series of profiles on the 2015 Giraffe Award winners. Each Tuesday leading up to the Champions for Children Event, we will feature a profile on a 2015 Giraffe Award Winner and showcase how they “stick out their neck” for Maine children, youth and families. This week, we are pleased … More Meet Sue Mackey Andrews, 2015 Giraffe Award Winner