Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Children, Youth and Families

Wraparound Maine Evaluation: Preliminary Outcomes for the First 118 Families


In 2007, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services, established a high-fidelity, community-based wraparound initiative to improve the lives of children and families in Maine. The project, commonly referred to as

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July 1, 2009

MYTC 2014 Celebration

Colby Swettberg, May 2014, MYTC

Every year the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative brings together youth and adult partners from around Maine to celebrate the year's achievements and milestones.

MYTC’s fourth annual celebration dinner was held at the Brunswick Hotel and Tavern on May 13, 2014. Over seventy young adults, adult partners, professionals, legislators, adoptive families, and friends came together for an evening of fun, renewed connections, learning, and good food.

The importance of mentors in the lives of young people was the theme for the evening. The keynote speaker, Colby Swettberg, Executive Director of Adoption and Foster Care Mentoring in Boston, was introduced by Jacob Hills. Ms. Swettberg talked about what good mentor-mentee relationships look like for youth in foster care and led a discussion about best practices and challenges to bringing youth and mentors together.

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