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Girls Matter! A Webinar Series Addressing Adolescent Girls' Behavioral Health

(1/31/2014)

Girls Matter! A Webinar Series Addressing Adolescent Girls' Behavioral Health

Adolescence is a time of transition with unique challenges and pressures for both girls and boys.  This webinar series turns our attention on how these challenges and pressures affect adolescent girls. One in four adolescent girls is experiencing a behavioral health problem, but research shows a gap in services, support, and important behavioral health care for adolescent girls—the very tools that help girls successfully transition into adulthood.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is launching Girls Matter! a webinar series addressing adolescent girls’ behavioral health to bridge this gap by providing professionals with information about the critical needs of girls today.  This six-part series features professionals from multiple fields and specialties who share a passion for helping teen girls thrive. Continuing Education Hours NAADAC and NBCC CEHs are available through the ATTC Network Coordinating Office.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE FIRST TWO WEBINARS

Growing Up Girl: Adolescent Development and the Unique Issues Facing Girls
February 25, 2014 3:00 – 4:30 ET
Moderated by HRSA Adolescent Health Branch Chief, Trina Menden Anglin, M.D., Ph.D., and featuring experts Scyatta Wallace, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Miller, M.D., Ph.D.

REGISTER HERE NOW: http://womenandchildren.treatment.org/GrowingUpGirls/AdolescentDevelopment.html

The Girl in the Mirror: Behavioral Health Challenges of Adolescent Girls
March 13, 2014 3:00 – 4:30 ET
Featuring Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., author of The Triple Bind: Saving our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures with special guests from the Self Injury Foundation and Young People in Recovery

REGISTER HERE NOW: http://womenandchildren.treatment.org/GrowingUpGirls/GirlInMirror.html

The complete line-up, full session descriptions, speaker biosketches, and registration information for the free webinar series is available at http://tinyurl.com/girlsmatter2014.

Tweet about the series and the topic of adolescent girls’ behavioral health with hashtag #girlsmatter2014.

 


Keywords: girls, adolescents, behavioral, health, webinar, SAMHSA



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