Crossroads e-Newsletter
  March 2013    

Happy Spring! Here in Maine, we're optimistic that the warm weather and blooming flowers are just around the corner.

This month, we're talking about our family programming at the Boulton Center for Women and Children, a recent training on substance use during pregnancy and Crossroads in the community

Crossroads Residential Rehab
Last month, we talked a bit about Crossroads' focus on family programming throughout all levels of care. We shared a client quote and information about family visits at Crossroads Back Cove, our 6-month halfway house program. 

This month, we thought we'd share what our short-term Residential Rehabilition program offers for families of clients. At the 

Boulton Center for Women and Children

, the Crossroads Family Program is designed to provide support, education and healing to all those impacted by a loved one's addiction.


The Crossroads Family Program at the Boulton Center for Women and Children includes:

  • Family Educational Groups (including the basics of addiction and recovery for the family)
  • Group discussions and connections to other families facing addiction
  • 1 on 1 Family Sessions with a Crossroads Clinician
  • Clinical Phone Support and Outreach
  • Community Support Resource Information, including Al-Anon (and the opportunity to hear an Al-Anon speaker) 
Because our Residential Rehab program is shorter in length (approximately 28 days) and many families travel long distances to get to Crossroads, clinicians set up family sessions on Tuesdays. Moving Family Days from the weekend to Tuesday allows for all of our clinicians to be available to work with family members.


For more information on our Residential Rehab program at

the Boulton Center for Women and Children, visit the Crossroads website.


Read more about our family programming at Crossroads Back Cove, our halfway house program.


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Training on Substance Use During Pregnancy

Crossroads recently hosted a professional training on substance use during pregnancy. Facilitated by Amanda Edgar, FASD/DAB State Coordinator, and Dr. Mark Rains, Ph.D., of Vienna Mtn. Consulting, the 3-hour workshop examined the potential consequences of substance use during pregnancy, explored trauma-informed interventions and discussed the potential impact on mother-child attachment. 


Crossroads staff, Project Advisory Committee members and other community service providers working with pregnant and postpartum women attended the training in the Timbers at Opportunity Alliance. The Project Advisory Committee is comprised of agency providers throughout the state who help with marketing, collaborative services efforts, cross training and guidance with family engagement techniques for our recent SAMHSA grant focused on residential treatment for pregnant and postpartum women.


The training was a big success with a total of 37 attendees. According to Andrea Jahna, Crossroads' federal grant project manager, "Together, we brainstormed ideas to strengthen services provided to infants and their mothers while in residential programming, understanding that we have more to learn when working with this client population."


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Crossroads in the Community
Crossroads at a wellness fair at UNE.
Crossroads is always happy to attend events where we can educate the community about the work we do. The above photo is from a wellness fair we attended for University of New England (UNE) students and staff. We attended fair on both campuses in Biddeford and Portland. 

If you are interested in having Crossroads participate in a wellness or other community event please contact our community relations coordinator, Lisa Wishart, at 207.773.9931, ext. 103 or
Jennifer Barbour, for Crossroads

Crossroads for Women
Crossroads provides gender-responsive addiction and behavioral health treatment services in a safe and respectful environment so individuals and families can lead healthy lives. FMI, call 207.773.9931 or visit our website.
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Family Programming at Crossroads' Residential Rehab

Training on Substance Use During Pregnancy

Crossroads in the Community

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Guest Post: How I Learned to Take Responsibility for my Parents' Drinking



The following article is a guest post by Dawn Clancy.


I vividly remember sitting across from my stepfather, Joe, at the kitchen table. In his hands were a stack of multiplication flashcards about 2 inches thick. His impatient, beady eyes drilled right into the center of mine as he snapped each card in front of my face.


WHAT is 85?


I SAID WHAT is 85?




NO! We did this one already. THINK 8 - 5 times. WHAT is it? DON'T count on your hands.


I said nothing as tears scrambled down my red hot cheeks. I felt trapped and as much as I tried to force myself to come up with the right answer - I couldn't...Read More


Outpatient Therapy Groups

Living with Chronic Pain for women Tues, 1pm - 2:30pm

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group for women Thurs, 11am - 12:30pm new!
The Aftercare Group (TAG) for women
Tues, 6pm - 7:30pm  
Scarborough & Kennebunk     
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for women 
Mon - Fri, 9am - 12pm


Read more about these groups offerings

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