All the Rage: Helping Adolescent Girls in Crisis

Contact: Jack Calhoun at 603.283.2108 or Jan Fiderio at 603.283.2107

April 3, 2007 for Immediate Release

All the Rage: Helping Adolescent Girls in Crisis

Dr. Martha Straus to explore how we can connect to this struggling population on April 14.

Keene, NH – Many adolescent girls today are in a crisis of rage and despair. In her presentation on April fourteenth at 7:00 p.m. at Antioch University New England, Dr. Martha Straus will explore how parents, guardians and therapists can stay connected to these struggling girls and help them become competent, inter-dependent young women.

Dr. Straus, professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, at Antioch University New England, will explore how therapists and concerned adults can become more effective with this volatile population. She will explore ten vital principles underlying effective practice with adolescent girls and attendees will learn about practical strategies that work, including harm reduction, inviting resistance, and developing a protective circle of adults.

Antioch University New England invites the public to attend this free event as part of its Spring Speakers Series. The talk will be held in the University’s Community Room at 40 Avon Street. For more information, please contact Jack Calhoun at 603-283-2108, Jan Fiderio at 283-2107, or visit the AUNE web site at:

About Antioch University New England
Antioch University New England, based in Keene, New Hampshire, offers rigorous, practice-oriented, values-based Master’s, Doctoral and certificate programs to more than one thousand students. Programs in education, leadership and management, environmental studies, and psychology reflect a dedication to activism, social justice, community service, and sustainability.

About Dr. Martha Straus
Dr. Straus received her doctorate in clinical/ community psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1984 after an internship at the Yale Child Study Center where she was a Bush Fellow in Child Development and Social Policy. Dr. Straus received specialized postdoctoral training at Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in family violence and child forensic psychology.

Before joining Antioch University New England, Dr. Straus was instructor and clinical associate in the department of psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School where she directed the Kids In Transition Evaluation Service (KITES) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She is listed in the National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology and she is licensed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and in Vermont, where she maintains a small general private practice.