Maine Behavioral Healthcare presents ‘The Journey as a Deaf Parent’ March 24
March 01, 2022
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Maine Behavioral Healthcare’s Deaf Services program will present “The Journey as a Deaf Parent,” a free, one-hour webinar for parents and caregivers of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, parents who are deaf or hard of hearing, and providers who work with people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, at 6:30 pm on Thursday, March 24.
Maine Behavioral Healthcare Deaf Services case managers Maria Hammond and Greg Scheuer will lead the Zoom-based presentation, which will be delivered in ASL with voice interpreters.
Kristine Gile, a licensed professional clinical counselor and program manager of Maine Behavioral Healthcare’s Deaf Services program, said the program will focus on the perspective of a deaf parent raising hearing children and ways to navigate diverse communication modalities used in the home.
“The program will be beneficial to anyone whose home life includes people who are deaf or hard of hearing,” Gile said. “We will explore the challenges deaf and hard-of-hearing parents face while raising children in the home, including bridging the different worlds deaf and hearing people experience.”
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.
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.