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Message ID: 8848
Date: 2011-04-06

Author:beth peters

Subject:Re: adolescent help-seeking behavior

Hi Tamara, There is a good body of research to suggest that runaway teens have a history of abuse (physical and/sexual). I think in such cases running away is seeking safety more than help as many live on the street and do not go to shelters. It would be interesting to find out how many of them seek services for emancipation or housing or therapy. My friend Scott O'Brien at Lifeworks works with homeless youth. He knows that literature well. I put his email in the cc: line so you can get in touch. In some cases, but probably not most, self-harm is help seeking. It is usually aimed at relieving emotional pain and the evidence of it is hidden from view. I do not think sexual acting out is help seeking but it is an interesting hypothesis to explore! Take care, Beth Beth Peters, PhD Licensed Psychologist 3355 Bee Caves Rd Ste 507 Austin, TX 78746 512.745.9359 www.drbethpeters.com CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email contains information from the sender that may be confidential, legally privileged, proprietary or otherwise protected from disclosure. This email is intended for use only by the person or entity to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, any use, disclosure, copying, distribution, printing, or any action taken in reliance on the contents of this email, is strictly prohibited. If you received this email in error, please contact the sending party by replying in an email to the sender, delete the email from your computer system and destroy any paper copies of the printed email. ________________________________ From: "Hurst, Tamara" To: "Child-Maltreatment-Research-L@cornell.edu" Sent: Tue, April 5, 2011 12:27:12 PM Subject: adolescent help-seeking behavior I am conducting a literature review on the topic of adolescents and help-seeking behaviors to supplement my dissertation research on the prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of children. Much of the literature discusses determinants of whether or not adolescents will approach help sources such as parents, friends, and professionals. Are adolescent behaviors such as running away, sexual acting out, or self-harm ever considered non-verbal, covert forms of “help-seeking?” As always, I appreciate your input. Tamara Hurst, LCSW The University of Georgia Hurst28@uga.edu

Hi Tamara, There is a good body of research to suggest that runaway teens have a history of abuse (physical and/sexual). I think in such cases running away is seeking safety more than help as many live on the street and do not go to shelters. It would be interesting to find out how many of them seek services for emancipation or housing or therapy. My friend Scott O'Brien at Lifeworks works with homeless youth. He knows that literature well. I put his email in the cc: line so you can get in touch. In some cases, but probably not most, self-harm is help seeking. It is usually aimed at relieving emotional pain and the evidence of it is hidden from view. I do not think sexual acting out is help seeking but it is an interesting hypothesis to explore! Take care, Beth Beth Peters, PhD Licensed Psychologist 3355 Bee Caves Rd Ste 507 Austin, TX 78746 512.745.9359 www.drbethpeters.com CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email contains information from the sender that may be confidential, legally privileged, proprietary or otherwise protected from disclosure. This email is intended for use only by the person or entity to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, any use, disclosure, copying, distribution, printing, or any action taken in reliance on the contents of this email, is strictly prohibited. If you received this email in error, please contact the sending party by replying in an email to the sender, delete the email from your computer system and destroy any paper copies of the printed email. ________________________________ From: "Hurst, Tamara" To: "Child-Maltreatment-Research-Lcornell.edu" Sent: Tue, April 5, 2011 12:27:12 PM Subject: adolescent help-seeking behavior I am conducting a literature review on the topic of adolescents and help-seeking behaviors to supplement my dissertation research on the prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of children. Much of the literature discusses determinants of whether or not adolescents will approach help sources such as parents, friends, and professionals. Are adolescent behaviors such as running away, sexual acting out, or self-harm ever considered non-verbal, covert forms of “help-seeking?” As always, I appreciate your input. Tamara Hurst, LCSW The University of Georgia Hurst28uga.edu