Learning Tools

Welcome to our collection of learning resources. We invite you to explore our list of articles, websites, videos, and books!  


Networks & Systems 

Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work - Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Dawn of System Leadership - Stanford Social Innovation Review

Society for Organizational Learning

Interaction Institute for Social Change 

The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization - Peter Senge 

Networks that Work - Paul Vandeventer & Myrna Mandell 


Neighborhood Networks 

Community: The Structure of Belonging - Peter Block

Trauma Informed Community Buidling - A Model for Strengthening Community in Trauma Affected Neighborhoods

Our Neighborhoods - Elijah Miles at TedxBaltimore 

Anyone Can Change the World - Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Short Video (Community Toolbox)

Creating an Atmosphere Where Everyone Participates

The Secret to Creating Beloved Community 


Shared Decision Making

Declaration of Interdependence (Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change Series)

Grace in Disagreement - Dr. Brene Brown's 10 Guidelines for Engaged Feedback

Maine Wabanaki Reach - First Light Upstander Project

Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission Findings

Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendations


Family Centered Practice 

How Not to say the Wrong Thing - Los Angeles Times Op-Ed

The Power of Empathy  - Dr. Brene Brown

How Child Welfare Agencies can Benefit from Investing in Multidisciplinary Parent Representation - CSSP

Rise Magazine - Stories by Parents Facing the Child Welfare System

Leveraging Diversity and Building Power - Interaction Institute for Social Change 

Strengthening Families: The Protective Factors Framework - CSSP

SAMHSA's 10 Fundamental Components of Recovery

SAMHSA's Principles of a Trauma Informed Approach

How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime - Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Charity Detox: What Charity Would Look Like If We Cared About Results - Robert Lupton 


Substance Use Disorder & Recovery

Is Your Loved One Suffering from Substance Use? - Resources & Tips (Biddeford area)

Is Your Loved One Suffering from Substance Use? - Resources & Tips (Portland area)

Is Your Loved One Suffering from Substance Use? - Resources & Tips (Sanford area)

York County Provider Resource Packet - SUD & Recovery 

Local Supports and Resources for Family Members and Friends of those with an SUD

SAMHSA's Guiding Principles of Recovery 

SAMHSA's 8 Dimensions of Wellness

SAMHSA's Medication Assisted Treatment Handout

CPPC Substance Use Disorder Support Sheet

Language, Substance Use Disorder, and Policy: The Need to Reach Consensus on an Addictionary - The National Council 

6 Ways to Help Kids in Families Impacted byParental Substance Use Disorder - NPR


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