Maine Families has a team of professionals who believe all parents want the best for their babies. Our team is well educated and up to date on the latest research in early childhood education and parenting needs. Each member of our team has a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in areas such as social work, early childhood development or psychology. They have completed Core Knowledge training and are certified through Parents as Teachers. They participate in 18 hours of additional professional development per year as well as monthly clinical supervision and weekly reflective supervision meetings. They have excellent nonjudgmental and compassionate skills.Our Guiding Philosophy
The guiding philosophy underlying our work with families is taken from the Touchpoints approach.
We believe you are the expert about your child and as Home Visitors, we...
- Will talk with you and your child with respect and understanding.
- Value your questions about your child and your caregiving.
- Listen without judgment as you share concerns about your child’s behavior.
- Get excited with you about your child’s development.
- Provide guidance and support to help you understand and respond to predictable ups and downs as your child grows.
- Treat you and your family’s culture and experiences with respect.
- Support you in advocating for your child and family for the best care and services from resources right in your community and beyond.