April Updates


Readers may be interested in this write up of Full Service Community Schools, which can be an effective equity strategy to support children and families to access resources in their community. Learn more here.
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation has released four new guides for incorporating co-regulation with older youth in foster care, which may be useful to any provider working with system impacted older youth. Learn more and check out the guides here.


The Urban Institute has created a video titled: "A Stable Transition: What Young People Say about How Safety Net Programs Can Better Support Them." We love this example of delivering research by video! Check it out here or read the report here.
The Sentencing Project has released Too Many Locked Doors, which takes a look at how youth incarceration 'one-day counts' may be masking true understanding of youth confinement.
ICYMI, the Maine Community Action Partnership released the 2021 Statewide Community Needs Assessment in January. Learn more here (there are local reports as well!) or check out this at-a-glance summary for the whole state.
Finally, check out these data tools from The Education Trust with several interactive maps on subjects like how states fund education and how each state prioritizes teacher diversity and equity.



The Education Action Forum of Maine hosted a screening and virtual event last month as a part of their Education Innovators Series on the topic: "Imagining What Schools Could Be,"  that featured author Ted Dintersmith as the main speaker in conversation with University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings as well as a panel including Pender Makin, Commissioner of Education, Jeremy Jones, Executive Director of Maine Charter Schools Commission, Alana Margeson, 2012 Maine Teacher of the Year, and Boyd Marley, Principal at East End Community School. Watch the recording here. More events are upcoming for those who are interested.

R E G I O N A L    C A R E    T E A M S

Click the imagine above to interact with the data! Look for this to be available on the Place Matters website soon.

Updates from the past month:

Region 1: Care team review for youth with housing, food, education, and case management needs.
Region 2: Care team review for youth with multi-generational housing needs, providing suggestions for housing options and parental supports.
Region 3: Focus on regional housing and crisis supports and specific resource development needs.

For more information about regional care teams, click here.

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