HOPE in Maine (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) Conference featuring Dr. Robert Sege, Tufts University School of Medicine -September 15th

Posted on January 20, 2020

Building Resilience With HOPE:
Healthy Outcomes of Positive Experience - September 15

The Maine Resilience Building Network invites you to join colleagues from Maine for a one-day virtual conference on HOPE (Healthy Outcomes of Positive Experiences); a framework co-authored by Dr. Robert Sege from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. The program begins at 9am and will conclude at 3:00pm.

We now know that positive childhood experiences have dramatic effects on brain growth and development and also on later adult health. HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) outlines approaches that we can take to incorporate a more holistic understanding of human development. The keynote address will describe the science of HOPE, and lay out the four pillars of HOPE. These pillars describe the common elements of programs that have been successful in promoting child and adolescent development.

Following the keynote, we will have a series of interactive sessions, designed to bring this new scientific understanding into practice. These sessions will explore four areas of implementation of HOPE: (1) HOPE-based intake and assessment, (2) How HOPE supports empathy with individuals who may have had childhood trauma, (3) Programming that creates Positive Childhood Experiences, and (4) Monitoring and improving HOPE-informed implementation.

This daylong session will leave participants, from trainee to experienced practitioners, with new approaches and concrete skills to improve the effectiveness of their work with young children and their families. All professionals are invited to attend: social workers, healthcare providers, guidance counselors, educators, child and family advocates, public health and behavioral health professionals, therapists, policy makers and public safety officers. Continuing Medical Education is offered for this program.

Registration Fees: $75. member rate, $100. non-member rate, $30. full-time student rate.