"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder,
spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
--e. e. cummings

Rose A. Bradshaw, LCSW, PA


.Resources & Links

Children, Youth & Families

​          http://www.tonyattwood.com.au/index.php/about-aspergers

​          http://www.thegraycenter.org/autismaspergers

Motivational Interviewing

  • What is Motivational Interviewing:  Motivational Interviewing.org (MINT); Motivational Interviewing is a form of collaborative conversation that strengthens a individual's own motivation and commitment to change. http://www.motivationalinterviewing.org/


  • Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson:  The stories, new ideas and exercises offered in Hold Me Tight are based on the new science of love and the wisdom of  Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT).  EFT is a short-term, structured approach to marital and couples therapy.  http://www.holdmetight.net/
  • The Five Love Languages:  Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse's primary love language.  This site offers books, resources and quizzes. http://www.5lovelanguages.com/
  • Dr. John Gottman along with his wife, also a PhD , have facilitated ground-breaking work with couples. They have written several helpful books.  http://www.gottman.com/
  • Dr. Hendrix wrote a popular book called Getting the Love You Want which helps couples learn what each person brings into the relationship, and how to interact.  http://www.harvillehendrix.com/

LGBTQ Youth & Families

  • Portland Outright:  Portland Outright is a youth-driven program that offers support and services to LGBTQQ+ and Allied young people in the greater Portland, Maine area. http://thriveinitiative.org/portland-outright/
  • GLSEN:  The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.  GLSEN is a national education organization making schools safer for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.  http://www.glsen.org/chapters/southernme
  • PFLAG:  PFLAG Portland, Maine offers compassionate peer support to the parents, families and friends of, and including, LGBTQ individuals through group discussion, education, advocacy and creating connections to community resources.  http://www.pflagportlandmaine.org/
  • Trans Youth Equality:  Provides Education, advocacy and support for transgender youth and their families.  http://www.transyouthequality.org/ 

Local Information and Hotlines:

           Dial 2-1-1 for the same information.

  • Maine Suicide Prevention Hotline:  If you are concerned about yourself or about somebody else, call the crisis hotline at 1-888-568-1112. 
  • Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-866-83-4HELP (4357)
  • Statewide Sexual Assault Confidential Crisis and Support Line:  1-800-871-7741 (TTY 1-888-458-5599)
  • Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine:  (SARSSM) has been providing free and confidential services to victims of sexual assault since 1973.  

           24 hours Crisis and Support line: 1-800-313-9900.  http://www.sarsonline.org/  

           In York County, 207-568-1112.  http://www.smmc.org/medical-services-overview/behavioral-health