College of Management and Human Service

Successful transitions from institutional care to community support

February 28, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Lee Community Hall, Wishcamper Center

We are pleased to announce the second in series colloquia on promoting resilience and mitigating risk for Maine's youth.  Teenagers who are at risk or have mental illness are often receiving treatment through government institutions and programs.  With a decline in government funding, what successes are the Department of Corrections, its Community Correctional Officers, and partner agencies of Youth MOVE and Tri-County Mental Health having.  Speakers will discussed evidence based practices. 

The Feb 28th colloquium focuses on successful transitions from institutional care to community support by bringing together four speakers who discusses successes of  evidence based practices of reducing recidivism of youth returning to the correctional system. 

Pamela Richards and Mike Mack will provide an overview of evidence based behavioral practices in the youth correctional system.  Mike Freysinger will discuss how the Restorative Justice program works to heal youth and the community by holding young people accountable and giving them a second chance.  Pat Plough will discuss how an evidence-based mental health treatment program, known as multi-systemic therapy, reduces recidivism by using a team process of working with the family as a whole in the home.

Pamela Richards, LSW, MS, Deputy Superintendent of Treatment Services, Long Creek Youth Development Center;

Mike Mack, Community Corrections Supervisor for Cumberland and York Counties

Pat Proulx-Lough, Tri-County Mental Health, Team Lead for multisystemic therapy or multisystemic therapy for problem sexual behavior

Mike Freysinger, Restorative Justice Manager with Youth Move 

Future Colloquium Topics

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for further information--future topics and events in this youth resilience colloquium series are planned as follows:

  • Apr 11th

Successful Transitions into Young Adulthood: Mental Health Needs of Young Adults

For more information, feel free to contact a member of the Colloquium Series Planning Committee: 

Jeanette Andonian, School of Social Work,

Carolyn Ball, Muskie School of Public Service,

Charles Bernacchio, School of Education,

David Lambert, Muskie School of Public Service,

Free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Carolyn Ball
(207) 228-8541