The number of young people who are harming themselves is increasing, especially in certain social groups. This is not only alarming in itself, but is furthermore concerning due to the link to suicide. However, a minority self-injure to reinforce their group identity, i. Alternative refers to the Goth, Punk, and Emo social groups.
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When social worker Beth Creech learns that a girl is pregnant at one of the Hillsborough, North Carolina, schools where she works, she quickly connects that student with a countywide social group where she can meet pregnant peers. That way, the girl can attend lectures on budgeting, get advice on avoiding a second pregnancy, or just visit an amusement park. Fun field trips are probably not what most schools turn to when faced with a student's pregnancy, but most schools have no one like Creech. Employed by the county, she works in three Hillsborough schools -- two high schools and one middle school -- to provide intensive services to pregnant and parenting students to help them finish school without having additional children. As a social worker, Creech tackles different struggles than the medical concerns a school nurse may deal with or the academic issues a guidance counselor will raise.