Cultivating Youth Mattering
Ruby Parker, MA
1.5 Clinical CEs approved by NASW ME
The Maine Resilience Building Network brings you an interactive learning session on cultivating mattering for youth. Maine state data highlights that a number of youth feel they don’t matter to their community and an overwhelming number report anxiety, depression and feelings of loneliness. This session raises awareness of the science of mattering, provides data and offers strategies to foster connections to build stronger communities and ensure youth believe they are part of the solutions.. During this time of opportunity and challenge, together we must create a springboard for community driven change for youth. Together we will listen, learn and share perspectives from our work.
Learning Objectives Participants will be able to:
- Explain the science of mattering.
- Describe state and local data on mattering and protective factors for youth.
- Discuss strategies that promote connectedness and mattering in youth and learn from other participants of examples of mattering in our communities.
About the Presenter
Ruby Parker is the Engagement & Education Director for the Maine Resilience Building Network (MRBN). Ruby provides education across the state to build awareness of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the importance of protective factors in building resilience. Ruby provides opportunities for learning to parents, policy makers, professionals, and community members. Prior to joining MRBN, Ruby worked on an ACES statewide education effort in the state of Maryland where she built a learning collaborative of professional trainers who worked to spread awareness through presentations designed to build self-healing communities. Ruby participates as a member of a number of coalitions, committees and task forces all aimed to address trauma and promote safe and supportive environments for children. Ruby obtained her education in Baltimore with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Goucher College and a master’s degree in Conflict Management from the University of Baltimore.
- A zoom link and handouts will be sent prior to the workshop
- The workshop will start at 3:00 pm EST, please join us a few minutes early to ensure your technology is working
- All participants receiving a CE Certificate are required to sign their full name into the chat
- Evaluations will be sent to participants after the works