Working with Young People who Self-Harm, Certificated Course
- Life Time Access
- Certificate on Completion
- Access on Android and iOS App
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the area of self harm and specifically, to working with and supporting young people who self harm. We look at why young people self harm, how they self harm, how to recognize self harm, exploring the triggers and predictors to self harm, useful interventions, therapeutic modalities that have been shown to be effective in the treatment of self harm, quality standards for helping services and much much more.
Who this course is for:
- Staff, service providers, family members, anyone with an interest
- Just an interest in self harm and how best to support young people who self harm
- What is Self Harm?
- The difference between self harm and attempted suicide
- The development of self harming behaviors
- Why do young people self harm?
- How do young people self harm?
- Signs and symptoms of self harming behavior in young people
- How we can help and support young people who self harm?
- The do's and don'ts of supporting young people who self harm
- What works and does not work in supporting young people who self harm?
- Treatments and interventions, DBT and CBT
- Coping and Preventative strategies that can be taught to young people at risk of self harming
- Quality standards for staff and helping services
- The importance of self care and clinical supervision for professionals
This is a popular myth which is factually incorrect in most cases, is very unhelpful in a situation where self harm as taken place and is overall and unprofessional way of approaching the issue of why young people self harm. It is important therefore to dispel this myth.
Self Harm is often described as a mal-adaptive coping strategy (a psychological term meaning a way of coping with something that is actually not helping us to adopt, learn and grow in a constructive manner). Young people who self harm often describe their actions as a way of coping with intense emotional pain.