What we do

Our mission is to create, promote and distribute affordable tools to be used to help build resilience for those in need…and today…that includes all of us.

Below is a brief overview of our activities. See Our Partners for information about those who have partnered with us and supported us along the way:

History

  • 01/2016: Resilience Training at Hope Gateway United Methodist Church, Portland ME
  • 2013-ongoing: Development and testing of BounceBack.

Please follow this link to learn more about BounceBack.

  • 2012: The Maine Resilience Program developed a chapter on resilience for the  University of Massachusetts, Boston Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities After a Disaster. The chapter (p. 199-215) was published in A.   Awatona (Eds.) – Rebuilding Sustainable Communities with Vulnerable Populations After the Cameras Have Gone: A Worldwide Study by United Kingdom, Cambridge Scholars.

Learn more about Rebuilding Sustainable Communities with Vulnerable Populations After the Cameras Have Gone: A Worldwide Study.

  • 01/25/2012: Presentation at University Of New England (U.N.E.) on Resilience and the Healing Powers of Stories  by Dr. Breazeale and Marilyn Morrell, Consumer Advocate, Westbrook, ME.

Please follow this link to find the videotape Duct Tape Isn’t Enough-Resiliency and the Healing Powers of Stories.

  • 2011: Train-the-Trainer Program for the Scarborough Community was completed  with additional workshops in 2012 & 2013. Trained staff have carried out training and additional activities to teach and reinforce the skills of resilience through the Resiliency Project.

Please follow this link to learn more about Scarborough’s Resiliency Project.

  •  Workshop on Resilience for managers and department heads focusing on the development of the Resilience Program for the entire city, Scarborough, ME.
  • 09/22-09/24/2010: Delegate to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (F.E.M.A.) Getting Real Conference focusing on the integration of Special Needs groups into the the general population response by F.E.M.A. in a disaster.

Please follow this link to learn more about the 2010 Getting Real: Inclusive Emergency Management National Capacity Building Training Conference.

  • 07/13 & 07/14/2010: Presentation of the Maine Resilience Program to the International Conference on Rebuilding Sustainable Communities with the Elderly and Disabled after Disaster, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.

Please follow this link to learn more about the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities After Disasters Conference on Rebuilding … with the Elderly and Disabled People (2010).

  • 06/15/2010: Presentation on resilience and chronic pain, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick ME.
  • 05/19/2010: Presentation on resilience to providers of services to seniors in Maine and New Hampshire at Marriott,South Portland ME.
  • 04/10/2010: Train-the-trainer program for educators sponsored by the Maine Education Association, South Portland ME.
  • 03/16/2010: Train-the-trainer program for correctional officers of the Greater Portland area at Cumberland County Jail, Portland ME.
  • 03/23/2010: Train-the-trainer workshop sponsored by Woodfords Family Services at Woodfords Family Services Center, Westbrook, ME and attended by 15 social service agencies in the Greater Portland area.
  • 01/11/2010: Train-the-trainer program for firefighters at Scarborough Public Safety Center, Scarborough ME.
  • 09/2009: Duct Tape Isn’t Enough: Survival Skills for the 21st.Century,  a book by Dr. Ron Breazeale is released.
  • 01/19 & 01/26/2009: Maine Resilience Program for Elders at Park Danforth Independent/Assisted Living Facility, Portland ME.
  • 11/15/2008: Train-the-trainer workshop, Annual Convention of the Maine Education Association, Portland ME.
  • 11/08/2008: Train-the-trainer workshop for Southern Maine Emergency Medical Services personnel and community members at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick ME.
  • 10/30 & 11/06/2008: Train-the-trainer program at Park Danforth Independent/Assisted Living Facility, Portland ME.
  • 10/15 & 10/24/2008: Train-the-trainer program for Windham and Raymond Fire and Rescue Services at Windham Fire Hall, Windham ME.
  • 04/26/2007: Presentation on resilience for the National Society of Professional Journalists, Northeast Chapter at University of Southern Maine (U.S.M.), Portland ME.
  • 10/2006: The book, Reaching Home by Dr. Ron Breazeale is released.

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