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It Takes a Community - 2016 Forum




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Who should attend?

Family members/Clinicains
ANYONE who would like to learn more!

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Diane Atwood (Moderator)

For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on Channel 6. Before that, she was a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing and Public Relations at Mercy Hospital. She now writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood and is back on TV as a regular guest on the WCSH6 Morning Report.


Dory Hacker, LCSW

Dory Hacker, LCSW, Maine Behavioral Healthcare is also the Outreach Clinician for Portland Defending Childhood. She is trained in three evidence-based treatment models for childhood trauma and also provides outreach, education, training and collaborative efforts to the community regarding children exposed to trauma and violence. She works closely with a local domestic violence center and shelter, Community Health Outreach Workers, serving immigrant and refugee populations, as well as other community partners, law enforcement and schools. 


Erin Belfort, M.D.

Erin Belfort, M.D. is the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Director at Maine Medical Center and the Assistant Clinical Professor Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine. Her residency took place at Harvard Longwood Residency Training Program in Boston with a Fellowship at Cambridge Hospital.


Martin Baker

Living in the north-east of England, Martin Baker is an ASIST trained Mental Health First Aider and Time to Change Champion. A member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mind, and Bipolar UK, Martin is primary caregiver and lifeline to his best friend Fran Houston, who lives with bipolar disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia. Passionate about making invisible illness visible, Fran lives in Portland, Maine. Martin is co-author of "High Tide Low Tide: The Caring Friend's Guide to Bipolar Disorder."



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