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Danielle Fortin <[log in to unmask]>
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Danielle Fortin <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 5 Oct 2021 16:43:52 -0400
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I just got word that if anyone would like to join the webinar (it looks
super interesting and I'm excited to see everyone else, lol) librarians are
more than welcome to attend at no cost! Just email Kini at
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Dr. Gordon Flett, author of “The Psychology of Mattering: Understanding the
Human Need to be Significant", will provide insight into the science and
evidence on Youth Mattering, issues of youth social anxiety and
perfectionism, and strategies for communities to enhance supports for Youth

Panelists will highlight Maine-based approaches to enhancing Mattering,
building resilience, and improving well-being and public health.

*Chris McLaughlin, LCSW Kellie D. Bailey MA CCC-SLP, MMT/SEL-IAssociate
Vice President Social Emotional Learning/Restorative Practice
SpecialistCommunity & Pediatric Services Office of School and Student
SupportNorthern Light Hospital Maine Department of Education*

*Sheila Nelson Danie FortinProgram Manager Teen Services LibrarianDHHS,
Division of Disease Prevention McArthur Public LibraryAdolescent Health and
Injury Prevention Chair of the Youth Services Section, Maine Library
AssociationMaine CDC *

This professional development opportunity is suitable for people from all
sectors, including public health, behavioral health, education, government,
and business.

*October 6*


On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 3:39 PM Danielle Fortin <[log in to unmask]>

> Good Morning Youth Library People!!
> Kara and I are collaborating on a talk for the Maine Resilience Building
> Network on the work libraries do with youth. This talk will be SUPER brief
> (5-6 minutes) and they would like us to touch on topics of connecting youth
> and the community, something libraries do really well. Since we are
> speaking on behalf of YSS and the greater library community we wanted to
> crowdsource some talking points. Likely most of the ideas will be compiled
> into a handout for attendees since we only have 5 minutes to talk. I have a
> bunch, but I also wanted to get collaboration from other Maine libraries.
> Because I was on vacation last week, this is a very short turnaround
> request. I need stories and anecdotes by tonight (10/5/21). Please send
> off-list to me and I will compile everything into a handout crediting you
> and your library.
> Topics we are interested in include:
> - What we see in the community & how libraries provide a safe place for
> youth
> - Youth programmings
> - How teens can feel connected to the community through the library
> - How things have changed since COVID
> - How libraries have struggled with being 'separate but together' with
> youth over the past year
> - Resources libraries offer
> - Best practices for community connections
> - The connection of mattering to socio-economic status
> --
> Danielle Fortin, she/her
> Teen Services Librarian
> McArthur Public Library
> YSS Chair
> --
> Danielle Fortin, she/her
> Teen Services Librarian
> McArthur Public Library
> YSS Chair

Danielle Fortin, she/her
Teen Services Librarian
McArthur Public Library
YSS Chair