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Troubled Teens: Working with "Gen Z"

  • 05/20/2022
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Hanley Learning Center 933 45th St. WPB. 33407

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Troubled Teens: Working with "Gen Z"
 Erin Beattie M.Ed, NCC

Teens today are more stressed and less resilient than at any time in recent history.  The pandemic has made worse issues of anxiety, depression, peer pressure and substance abuse.  Families can reel and fail under the burden of teens who fail to thrive.  This excellent presentation from Family First will give a detailed and thorough overview of mental health trouble, substance abuse, complex trauma, and dysfunctional family patterns found in struggling adolescents that signal the need for higher, more restrictive levels of care. 

The team at Family First Adolescent Services provides best-in-class care to teens in a safe and loving environment. They offer treatment for the most problematic, common, and complex mental and behavioral health issues that affect teens today.  We are proud to have another event featuring Family First staff.  One of our best seminars, you may remember featured Mike Giresi in a talk on the Neuro Affective Relational Model last year. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will determine programs and therapeutic services that most effectively address complex trauma.
  • Participants will describe elements of a specific healing process for families of adolescents in recovery. 
  • Participants will articulate a process for transitioning clients from outpatient to residential treatment and back, to include clinicians, clients, and families.
  • Participants will describe unique psychological and biological capacities of teens that struggle with substance abuse, complex trauma, and family dysfunction.  
  • Participants will outline effective  discussions with family members when transitioning teens to residential care and back.  

 Erin Beattie M.Ed, NCC

Erin earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with honors and her Master’s in Education with a focus in Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University. Erin is also pursuing her Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from the same institution. As a doctoral student, Erin is a Teaching Assistant, and has assisted in research for multiple publications including assessment and treatment for children with special needs and cutting-edge strategies for the assessment of couples and families. Erin was named the “2021-2022 Emerging Leader” for the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC). Erin is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the Board of Nationally Certified Counselors (NBCC). Erin has extensive experience working with a diverse range of populations from children, adolescents, and families, to people struggling with homelessness and addiction issues. Erin has received specialized training in the NeuroAffective Relational Model® (NARM®) for treating complex trauma (C-PTSD) from the NARM Training Institute and is currently completing her requirements to become a NARM-Informed Professional®. Erin is motivated by witnessing the results of supporting adolescents and families to learn skills for self-empowerment and stand up for things that they want in their lives. Erin believes in bringing a curious, client-centered approach to healing and motivational enhancement, for both parents and adolescents struggling to connect with themselves and each other.

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