Understanding Self Harm/Self Injury in Children & Young People
Self-harm/injury in children and young people can often be secretive and therefore, it is not possible to know precisely how often it happens in each individual. It may happen only once, or many times and maybe a daily or occasional response when a problem arises.
It may also be transient behaviour in a child/young person that is triggered by particular stresses. These may resolve themselves fairly quickly or be part of a longer-term pattern of behaviour associated with more serious emotional or psychiatric difficulties.
By the end of the session, learners will be able to:
- Demonstrate an increased awareness of self-harm/self-injury
- Define self-harm/self-injury and place them on a continuum of other self-damaging behaviours, including suicide and suicidal ideation
- Demonstrate increased awareness of the functions that self-harm/self-injury may be serving for their clients
- Identify and address the barriers that might be preventing a person from wanting to disclose or access support for their self-harm/self-injure
- Demonstrate increased confidence to implement helpful responses/strategies when supporting clients who self-harm/self-injure
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic harm minimization strategies that may be implemented with a client who may self-harm/self-injure
- Acknowledge the emotional impact of self-harm/self-injury on the quality of support offered to their clients and practitioners’ own mental well-being.
The days will begin at 9.30am for registration and tea/coffee, with a prompt 10.00am start, and will end at approx 4.30pm.
A light lunch will be provided. Please advise of any allergies or dietary requirements of each individual when booking places on this course.
An electronic certificate of attendance will be provided to all attendees by email after attendance at the course. This course equates to 7 learning hours.