As a rural trauma-informed initiative working closely with under-resourced schools and communities, TREE relies on the generous support of our partners:
Colby College Education Program offers undergraduate students opportunities to work as interns in TREE schools with TREE staff, and to work as research assistants on various aspects of the TREE project, including data collection, data analysis, and dissemination of findings.
The Community Caring Collaborative, a nationally recognized leader in poverty-informed practice that works with tribal entities, state agencies, county agencies, medical centers and hospitals to create a seamless system of care for at-risk infants and young children and their families across Washington County. TREE is working with CCC to help establish continuity between home and school and share strategies that are working for both agencies.
Downeast Counselor Association, a professional association for counselors in educational settings, mental health agencies, community organizations, employment agencies, rehabilitation programs and private practice.
Maine Outdoor School is dedicated to fostering personal and community resilience through outdoor-based learning experiences in rural Maine. TREE is partnering with MOS to offer weekly experiential learning that is closely aligned with curriculum and student interest.
Mano en Mano, an organization based in Milbridge, ME providing access to essential services, advocacy and education for Maine immigrants and farmworkers. TREE is working with partner Mano en Mano to address both overt and covert bias and create a more welcoming, inclusive, and equitable school climate.
Passamaquoddy tribal leaders from both Sipayik/Pleasant Point and Indian Township. The Passamaquoddy of Sipayik live on the largest Indian reservation in the State, with a population of roughly 800, 60% under the age of 18. At their invitation, TREE has offered a series of trainings for the Passamaquoddy Child Wellness Council.
Pescadero School District, Pescadero, CA. Superintendent Amy Wooliever, inspired by TREE, successfully applied for a $571,000 California state grant to support safe and healthy students. TREE will provide professional development and consultation supports.
University of Maine College of Education and Human Development will be partnering with TREE to offer a Masters in Educational Leadership with a trauma-informed focus to start in fall, 2019, based in Washington County.