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Maine Behavioral Healthcare and Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Present Free Webinar for Parents, Caregivers

February 07, 2022

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Maine Behavioral Healthcare and the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will present “Finding Your Inner Hero,” a free, one-hour webinar for parents and caregivers of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, February 15. To join the Zoom-based presentation, please register online. ASL interpretation will be provided during the webinar.

The program will focus on services for parents and caregivers provided by Maine Behavioral Healthcare, the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf, and within the community. The webinar also will include time for interactive discussion, with an emphasis on building and supporting resilience among parents and caregivers during the pandemic.

The program will be led by Kristine Gile, a licensed professional clinical counselor and program manager of Maine Behavioral Healthcare’s Deaf Counseling Services, and Kevin Bohlin, Public School Outreach Coordinator at the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

“’Finding Your Inner Hero’ is an opportunity to recognize that while each parent or caregiver has strength and skills, we all can be stronger as a team and with resources,” Gile said. “Through this program, we can learn more about our strengths, our understanding of the education system and our self-care strategies. Ultimately, we can apply what we know to be true -- that it takes a village to raise a child.”

For more information, please contact Kristine Gile at 207-619-5747 (VP/VRS).

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About Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Maine Behavioral Healthcare is a leading provider of mental health services, with over 30 outpatient locations throughout southern, western and mid-coast Maine, as well as Spring Harbor Hospital, providing an integrated continuum of comprehensive, coordinated behavioral healthcare for Maine residents of all ages. Learn more at MaineBehavioralHealthcare.org.

About MaineHealth
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,700 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization. With close to 22,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. It includes Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland, MaineHealth Care at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., Mid Coast-Parkview Health in Brunswick, NorDx in Scarborough, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stephens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Health Care in Norway. MaineHealth Affiliates include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. It is also a significant stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.

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