Maine Resilience Building Network: Community Conversation Report

Check it out! COMMUNITY CONVERSATION REPORT from MRBN



"BUILDING A CULTURE FOR COMMUNITY RESILIENCE: SAFE SPACES AND SMALL ACTS

"When youth feel they are seen, heard, and valued – that they Matter – they have a protective factor that can help mitigate their risk for diseases of despair including substance use disorders, suicide, and depression. More than 40% of Maine middle and high school students say they don’t feel they Matter to their community. We think Maine can do better. Over the course of two months, MRBN hosted nine Community Conversations across the state. Nearly 500 people joined to share strategies and success stories about increasing Youth Mattering. Their observations form the foundation of our new report, Building a Culture for Community Resilience: Safe Spaces and Small Acts."

 

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