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Maine Mother-Daughter Project

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The Maine Mother-Daughter Project —modeled after SuEllen Hamkins and Renee Schultz’s book, The Mother-Daughter Project:  How Mothers and Daughters Can Band Together, Beat the Odds and Thrive During Adolescence — aims to bring mothers and daughters together to create a community that supports mothers, daughters and mother-daughter relationships.  The project is based on the premise that it is possible for mothers and daughters to stay connected during adolescence and beyond.  It is a preventive model that fosters the development of strong and resilient girls.  The project will provide participants with opportunities to look more closely at the social forces that influence mothers and daughters, for mothers and daughters to develop a deeper understanding about their own lived experience, and to create opportunities for mothers and daughters to strengthen their connections with each other and their communities.

Our next event is happening on NOVEMBER 1st & 2nd, 2013 for a 2-day training on cultivating connection, resilience, and hardiness in girls. Please go to our EVENTS PAGE for more information.

Past Events Have Included:

The Maine Mother-Daughter Project would not be possible without generous support from the Maine Community Foundation, the Maine Humanities Council, the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, Department of Sociology, Women’s Studies Program, and College of Education and Human Development.

Kim Huisman, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Maine, is the Project Coordinator.  Ashlyn Boyle is the current Research Assistant on the project.  Elizabeth Joy and Tess Walter were the Research Assistants on the project last year.


Contact Information

Maine Mother-Daughter Project
5728 Fernald Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5728
Phone: 207.581.2361 | Fax: 207.581.1762E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System