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Eating Disorders in Youth and Young Adults – Special Event!!
February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
In this interactive webinar, Sara and Chris will provide a review of the more common types of Eating Disorders that can impact youth and young adults. They will discuss the role that the media can play for these individuals as well. Education about the types of treatment that exist and how to best support youth affected by an Eating Disorder will also be reviewed.
Sara Porter, LCSW
Sara is the clinical supervisor for Outpatient Pediatric Therapy Services at Acadia Hospital. In addition to her role as a supervisor, Sara specializes in eating disorder treatment, across all life-spans. She is trained in Family-Based Therapy, an evidenced based treatment for anorexia in adolescents. She also uses Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in her work with patients and families. In addition to her work treating eating disorders, she enjoys working with teenagers and young adults struggling with self-esteem, body image issues and other life challenges
Chris McLaughlin, LCSW
Chris is the Associate Vice President of Community and Pediatric Services at Northern Light Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine. Chris has over 20 years of experience providing behavioral health services to youth and families across a variety of treatment settings. Chris is an adjunct faculty member at both the University of Maine in Orono and Husson University in Bangor and is a Clinical Consultant for both the Bangor YMCA and Penquis CAP’s Early Childhood Education programs. He serves on the Maine Board of Social Work Licensing and is a member of the NASW and the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care.
About the G.E.A.R. Parent Network:
The G.E.A.R. Parent Network, a program of Crisis & Counseling Centers, is the place where Gaining Empowerment Allows Results. G.E.A.R. is run by parents for parents providing services for parents of children with emotional and behavioral health concerns.
Through parent-to-parent sharing of experiences and knowledge, G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with behavioral health needs to build on their family’s strengths and to advocate for their family’s needs.