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April 1 Monday - April 30 Tuesday

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Erickson Fields Story Trail features “Rissy No Kissies”

A partnership with the Midcoast Children's Advocacy Center

Throughout April, Maine Coast Heritage Trust will be displaying pages of “Rissy No Kissies” by Katey Howes and Jess Engle along the 1.4-mile Erickson Fields Trail at 164 West Street in Rockport.

The storybook’s bright, playful colors emphasize that love is a spectrum, and everyone carries a different hue. Some colors might not blend well, but, as Rissy’s mother puts it, “your body and your heart are yours, and you choose how to share.”

“Rissy No Kissies” is displayed in partnership with the Midcoast Children’s Advocacy Center, a program of Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine, for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect.

The Midcoast Children’s Advocacy Center is a safe, neutral, child-centered program that coordinates a team of specialized professionals to address concerns of child sexual abuse. The Midcoast Children’s Advocacy Center is here to help referred families find what healing and justice looks like for them. The Midcoast Children’s Advocacy Center’s referrals come from DHHS and law enforcement. If you or a loved one is concerned about a child’s safety, you can call either local law enforcement or DHHS-CPS at 1-800-452-1999 to make a mandated report.

If you or a loved one needs immediate support from an advocate, call our State-wide Helpline at ​1-800-871-7741. For questions about our programming and outreach services, you can reach us at: .

This event takes place at Erickson Fields, Rockport

Rainbow At Erickson Fields

This former Rockport dairy farm features a 1.8-mile trail and gardens where young people grow food for the community.

There's now a campaign underway to make Erickson Fields and nearby Aldermere Farm safer, more efficient, and more inclusive for the decades to come! | Learn more