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Self-injurious Behavior in Teens
Category   Class
Facility   MaineHealth Learning Resource Center - Portland
Location   MMC Family Medicine - 272 Congress Street
Start Date   03/06/2006
End Date   03/06/2006
Event Duration   1 Evening
Start Time   6:30 pm
End Time   8:00 pm
Description   Teens who have difficulty talking about their feelings may display their emotional tension, physical discomfort, pain, or low self-esteem through self-injurious behaviors, such as cutting, burning, or head-banging. Although these behaviors may temporarily relieve tension, teenagers who resort to self-harm often experience hurt, anger, fear, and hate that can be managed in safer, more productive ways. Join Greta Roderick, LCSW, of the Maine Medical Center Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Division as she explains this behavior and what parents and other caregivers can do to help these teens.
Cost/Fee   $15/person
Contact Information   781-1730 or 885-8570

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