Timeline of ACES in Maine

ACEs Timeline

A listing of known events year-by-year of
ACE-related activities that have happened in Maine.

Coming in 2017

-Dr. Robert Anda, who co-directed the seminal ACEs study with Dr. Robert Felitti, will give a lecture at a combined Department of Medicine and Pediatrics at Maine Medical Center’s Dana Center on February 1st

– February, 2nd MRBN Statewide Survey conducted to update relevancy, focus and priorities of MRBN http://maineaces.org/wp/courses/adverse-childhood-experiences-in-maine-iiknowledge-action-and-future-directions/
– September, Initial screening of the film RESILIENCE with plans for April 2017 month of statewide showings and local community conversations
– September, MRBN celebrates attaining an outreach and engagement of more than 10,000 individuals throughout Maine since our inception through training and technical assistance efforts
– October, Dr. Ken Ginsburg returns to Maine for two, one-day Seminars: Our Kids Are Not Broken for more than 350 cross-sector participants
– October, The Trauma Partnership Team is awarded funding from John T. Gorman Foundation to enter into a one-year strategic planning process focused on embedding trauma informed care, training and technical assistance statewide, cross-sector, and in the public/private sectors under the leadership of the University of New England, Graduate School of Social Work
– October, MRBN membership exceeds 650 individuals and organizations statewide
– October, Over 70 showings of documentary “Paper Tigers” statewide including (but not limited to) Lewiston, Waterville, at the 2016 Positive Youth Development Conference, Lincoln, Skowhegan, Maine CDC – http://www.papertigersmovie.com/
– November, Maine initiates the first “roll out” of the Reaching Teens Tool Kit with Dr. Ken Ginsburg with 23 teams (150 cross sector-participants) representing every county in Maine for this 18-24 month implementation

– May, In partnership with Quality Counts, Dr. Ann Dorney and Sue Mackey Andrews provided a webinar focused on ACEs awareness and value throughout Maine and in pediatric practices which was attended by more than 800 people
– May, In partnership between MRBN, the Maine AAP and Quality Counts, Dr. Andy Garner provides a series of conversations focusing on epigenetics and the role of ACEs in brain development, child “readiness” for school and success in later life
– July, Positive Youth Development Institute with Dr. Ken Ginsburg, Biddeford
– September, New Hampshire for Infant Mental Health 21st Annual Conference, “From Risk to Resilience” with Vincent J. Felitti, MD and Elizabeth Warner, Psy.D.
– November, First Annual ACEs Conference. This was a partnership effort between MRBN, Quality Counts, the Maine AAP and received lead sponsorship by The Bingham Program. Many local presenters and featured keynote speakers: Dr. Robert Anda, Dr. Ken Ginsburg, Jane Stevens. First showing of the documentary, “Paper Tigers,” Northport
– November, production of PSA, “Be There for ME” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R4N7Xoz0nk
– December, MRBN initiates its transition to a shared leadership model with the articulation of a Strategic Plan and selection of Leadership Team designed to shepherd the work forward

– February, Dr. Ken Ginsburg multiple presentations sponsored by national AAP. Included meeting with MRBN members and multiple clinical and community audiences in Waterville, Augusta, and Bangor
– Multiple dates, Donna Beegle presented to expand knowledge considering poverty as an outcome of ACEs. Waterville, Lewiston-Auburn, Machias

– April, Resiliency conference with Steve Burkowitz, Chris Trout
– April, Dr. Felitti presents to MAPA, meets with MRBN for a Saturday Institute on ACEs research
– May, Maine team invited to the first National Summit on ACEs, Philadelphia, PA
– July, the Community Caring Collaborative, “Poverty Institute,” 3-day training with Donna Beegle, Machias
– October, Brunswick symposium with Pat Leavitt; Donna Beegle poverty summits in Dover Foxcroft, Orono, Blue Hill
– October, “Poverty Summit” with Donna Beegle, Orono, Blue Hill, Dover Foxcroft
– The Maine Trauma Partnership is formed (MRBN, THRIVE, Maine Behavioral Healthcare, Community Caring Collaborative)

– Maine Resilience Building Network is formed
– July, the Community Caring Collaborative, “Breaking the Barriers of Poverty,” 3-day summer training conference with Donna Beegle, Machias

– April, Bangor Rotary-Early Childhood Investment and Toxic Stress presentation
– Development of the Maine Early Childhood Investment Group, headed by Steve Rowe, focused on CEO membership
– May, United Way of Mid Coast Maine Annual Meeting with Bowdoin College professor Craig McEwen and Rockefeller University neuroscientist Bruce McEwen speaking on “Early Childhood Experiences: What’s at Stake for our Community’s Health and Education”

– Dr. Felitti visits Maine, presents at: Maine Medical Center-Portland, Summer Institute in Washington County with Community Caring Collaborative, Maine Development Foundation, Maine Children’s Growth Council, Maine Medical Association, Eastern Maine Medical Center-Bangor
– Dr. Felitti interviewed on Maine Things Considered public radio program
– April, Hancock County Business Leader’s Summit
– May, “Why do you Hurt Me” York County Child Abuse Prevention Council
– September, Educare opens, Waterville Maine
– October, York County Community Conversation (outgrowth of Governor’s Summit on Early Childhood)
– December, York County Business Leader Summit with United Way and Community College
– December, Maine ACEs Study initiated by the Health Accountability Team of the Maine Children’s Growth Council

– Business Leader’s Summit-Ellsworth, ME
– September, Regional Economic Summit on Early Childhood (Bath, ME)
– September, Regional Economic Summit on Early Childhood (Portland, ME)
– October, Regional Economic Summit on Early Childhood (Augusta, ME)
– October, Regional Economic Summit on Early Childhood (Bangor, ME)
– November, York County Community Conversation on Early Childhood
– Child Abuse Action Network conference with Neil Boris focusing on ACEs as a common pathway to parental domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental illness; and attachment difficulty

– Business Leader’s Summit-Brewer, ME
– Maine Development Foundation Annual Meeting: Investing in our Most Precious Assets, speaker: Jack Shonkoff
– Business leader roundtable four meetings
– Maine Children’s Growth Council (in statute) has first meeting. Transition from the Children’s Task Force into the Growth Council

– Governor’s Economic Summit on Early Childhood
– Child Abuse Action Network conference with focus on resilience and family protective factors with Irwin Sandler and Laurie McCubbin
– Governor’s Summit on Cardiovascular Health with Dr. Felitti
– Community Counseling Center community practice center grant within National Child Traumatic Stress Network
– THRIVE: Trauma Informed System of Care grant

– Child Abuse Action Network conference on Child Impairment with Frank Putnam and a community panel
– Healthy Start focus on parental ACEs and HEARTS (Health Experiences And Relationships That Support) and child resilience
– Maine Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics Community Forum with Dr. Felitti (ACEs), Dr. Blum, (Protective Factors), Dr. Werner (Resilience)

– Prior to 2005 in Maine, there were a number of conferences focused on children’s risk and resilience, included those hosted by the Maine Association for Infant Mental Health, Maine Child Abuse Action Network, Spurwink, etc.
– (January) American Academy of Pediatrics Forum, FutureSearch methodology
– Child Abuse Action Network conference with Dr. Felitti, with InterDepartmental Response Panel
– Children’s Cabinet adds ACEs as one of top three priority areas

– Grant from the federal Maternal Child Health Bureau
– (December) Early Childhood Task Force becomes part of the Children’s Cabinet, chaired by Maine’s First Lady, Karen Baldacci

– Mid-Maine Child Trauma Network community practice center within National Child Traumatic Stress Network
– Vincent Felitti published the article: “The Relation Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Health: Turning Gold into Lead”

– Trauma Conference, Augusta

– ACE Study published

– Early Childhood Task Force Forums

– Kmihqitahasultipon (We Remember) SAMHSA grant, Passamaquoddy Tribal Health Care

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