MRBN Newsflash: Important Updates, April 2019

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to bring you some important new Maine Reslience Building Network (MRBN) updates. 

As many of you know, MRBN now has an active Leadership Team. We have worked hard to develop a three-year strategic plan to advance MRBN from a volunteer program to a non-profit organization. Our about-to-be minted non-profit will follow these tenets:

  • MRBN is committed to advancing the health, well-being of Maine children, families and communities.

  • MRBN is committed to building stronger workforces and communities. MRBN imagines all Maine sectors and law makers understanding social determinants of health and adverse childhood experiences, the relationship to poor health outcome, readiness to learn and work force productivity.

  • MRBN aims for a comprehensive, cross-sector, and systematic approach to foster ACEs awareness and resilience informed practices.

We are pleased to announce the Network Engagement and Training Director contract position is now posted. Applications will be accepted until May 17, 2019. Please send letter and resume to themrbnjobs@gmail.com . Consider applying and please share the news with your colleagues. The second position will be posted soon.

MRBN is now a paid membership organization. Please visit the membership page to learn about the three levels at which you can join: individual, organization, and student. Join the conversation today! MRBN membership includes free attendance to our network meetings, a discounted rate at future MRBN professional development meetings and conferences, and access to Learning Community groups and other exclusive MRBN webpages.

The Maine Resilience Building Network has a freshened-up MRBN website with a new layout, features, and new opportunities to communicate with members and your community.

We will maintain our MRBN contact list for Resources and Good Works and event notifications.

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, May 30 th MRBN will offer a one-day conference; Building Resilience Across the Lifespan . Sessions will include: The Social Emotional Learning; Cool Calm Kids , Poverty and Resilience: Surviving to Thriving and Grandparents as Caregivers: Realities and Resources. Visit our events page on the MRBN website for updates. Registration will open soon. Free to MRBN members ! Space will be limited.

Please explore our website and join MRBN! We look forward to seeing you on May 30 th . Please contact themrbn@gmail.com with any questions.


Thank you,

Kini-Ana Tinkham
MRBN Interim Executive Director