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The Maternal and Child Health Division is centered around advancing the health and wellness of life givers, children and families. We aim to provide support for families through connection to culture and community. The sharing of knowledge with caregivers encourages the healthy development of children and community.
We aim to foster and improve healthy early childhood development with a focus on Wabanaki familial and cultural practices. How your baby plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about his or her development. We adapted CDC Milestone Checklist for tracking early childhood development at home from 2 months to 5 years old. Click here to view and download our Learn the Signs, Act Early: Milestone Checklist.
Child Development Services (CDS) | Department of Education (maine.gov)
CDC’s Milestone Tracker App | CDC
Through this program, we provide literacy care packages for Wabanaki youth, people in recovery, community members active in service, and students in college and vocational training to promote bonding and connections to literacy and learning. Click here to learn more about our Literacy & Love Program.
This process is guided and supported by our communities. We will be identifying the most prominent gaps in care through data review and collection. We will seek to gain further understanding of the impact that unaddressed gaps can have on our communities through direct insight. The goal of our process is to shed light directly on the truths of our current systems and determine the path for healing those gaps. Our culture will be woven throughout our programming, bringing healing, and knowledge sharing to those we aspire to serve. We seek to build a vast supportive network that can grow with our future generations.
National Maternal Mental Health Hotline | MCHB (hrsa.gov)