Kennebec Journal: Grant to Maine General will help at-risk mothers bond with their infants

The John T. Gorman Foundation has awarded a grant to Maine General to implement an innovative home coaching model in Maine designed to help at-risk mothers form deeper bonds with their infants.

“A primary goal of the John T. Gorman Foundation is ensuring that more Maine children get a strong start in life—which begins with helping parents become the best caregivers they can be,” said John T. Gorman Foundation President and CEO Tony Cipollone. “Nationally and in other countries, the ABC model has shown very positive results in helping at-risk mothers form deeper bonds with their infants, a key factor in a young child’s healthy development. The Foundation is proud to help Maine General implement this innovative program in Maine, where we hope it will bring the same positive outcomes to mothers and their children. If it does, we also hope that it’ll become a model for other communities to emulate.”

A Kennebec Journal article outlined how Maine General will implement the grant and how it will benefit both mothers and their children. Read it here.