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Course: Working with Young People who Self-Harm, Certificated Course

Working with Young People who Self-Harm, Certificated Course

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About this Course

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
Basic knowledge
  • Just an interest in self harm and how best to support young people who self harm
What you will learn
  • 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
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 29
Total Duration: 01:57:17
Introduction
  • Introduction  

    Welcome to the course and thank you for choosing this course. This video gives an overview of the course.

True and False Exercise about Self Harm
  • True and False Statements Exercise  

    This exercise encourages you to think about a range of statements and whether they are factual or not. This is a good starting point also for dispelling some of the myths around self harm.

Distinguishing Between Self Harm and Suicide Attempts
  • Self Harm or Suicide Attempt?  

    It is important to be aware of the differences between an attempt suicide and an incident of self harm. Risk Assessments will be quite different for the 2 and our interventions will be amended accordingly. This video therefore begins to distinguish between the 2.

The Myth of Self Harm as Attention Seeking
  • The Myth of Self Harm as Attention Seeking  

    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.

Reasons for Self Harming: The Opinion of Young People
  • Reasons for Self Harming: The Opinion of Young People  

    Here we explore some of the reasons that, (according to research around) young people say are the reasons that they self harm.

Case Study Exercise
  • Case Study Exercise: 22 year Old Man  

    This case study involving a young man, encourages you to think about suitable interventions.

Why it Might be Difficult to Understand why a Young Person has Self Harmed
  • Why it Might be Difficult to Understand why a Young Person has Self Harmed  

    Here we explore why it might be very difficult to get an accurate understanding from the young person as to the reasons why they have self harmed.

Who Self Harms?
  • Who Self Harms?  

    Self harm affects all parts of the community, so this lecture is designed to dispel some of the myths around who self harms.

Inflicting Pain Becomes Habit Forming
  • Inflicting Pain Becomes Habit Forming  

    Young people who self harm often say that the physical pain helps them to deal with intense emotional pain. This releases of emotional pain can then become habit forming, we explore this phenomena in this lecture.

Exercise: Why the Increase in Numbers of Young People Self Harming?
  • Why has there been a recent increase in the number of young people Self Harming?  

    This is an Exercise to encourage you to think about some of the reasons for the recent increase in the numbers of young people who Self Harm.

Exercise about Some of the Reasons Why Young People Self Harm
  • Exercise about some of the reasons why young people might Self Harm  

    Here we look at some of the reasons that young people give for their self harming and you are asked to contribute to this learning outcome.

Case Study Exercise: 8 Year Old Boy
  • Case Study Exercise - 8 Year Old Boy  

    A Case Study to help you being to think about the best way to intervene in a case of self harm.

Self Harm as a Result of an Interaction of Complex Variables
  • Task: Self Harm: An Interaction of Complex Variables  

    There are a complex range of variables that inter-relate and are known to be involved in the development of Self Harm in young people.

Triggers for Self Harm
  • Triggers for Self Harm  

    It is vital to be able to recognize some of the triggers for each individual young person who self harm. So, that we can hopefully intervene at an earlier stage to prevent or at least minimize harm.

Life Experiences Related to Self Harm
  • Life Experiences Related to Self Harm  

    Here we look at some of the life experiences that young people whose self harm have often experienced. Research also supports the life experiences as being related to self harm.

Self Harm as a Coping Strategy
  • Self Harm as a Coping Strategy  

    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.

What Might Help the Young Person?
  • What Might Help the Young Person?  

    In this lectures we look at a range of intervention strategies that are known to be useful and effective in supporting the young person at risk of self harming.

Questions to Ask the Young Person
  • Questions to Ask the Young Person  

    Here we discuss some of the questions that you might want to ask the young person, together with additional areas of exploration that will be helpful for you in deciding how best to support the young person at risk of self harming.

Do's and Don'ts of Supporting Young people Who Self Harm
  • Do's and Don'ts of Supporting Young People Who Self Harm  

    A list of the do's and don'ts for professionals involving in the care and support of young people at risk of self harm.

Care Planning Exercise
  • Care Planning Exercise  

    Care Planning is an essentials part of the process in providing high levels of professional support and care for the young person, this is an exercise to help you practice the compilation of a care plan.

Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Interventions
  • Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Interventions for Self Harm  

    Here we look at the three levels of interventions available for young people at risk of self harm, we explore what might be involved in each of the three levels.

Exercise: Quality Statements
  • Quality Statements Exercise  

    Quality statements and their importance in ensuring that the support organizations provide for young people is based on best practice and professional standards.

Brief Introduction to Aaron Beck and CBT for Self Harm
  • Introducing Aaron beck and CBT for Self Harm  

    This lecture introduces the psychiatrist Dr. Aaron Beck and his pioneering work with Self Harm.

Overview of How CBT Therapy Works with Self Harm
  • CBT for Self Harm  

    Here we explore the specific intervention that would be typically used in CBT for the young person at risk of Self Harming.

Quality Statements Exercise 2
  • Quality Statements Exercise 2  

    Here you are tasked to have a think about quality statements and their importance for organizations working with young people at risk of Self Harming.

Guidelines for Professionals Working with Young People at Risk of Self Harming
  • Guidelines for Professionals Working with Young People at Risk of Self Harming  

    The all important guidelines for professionals working or hoping to work with young people at risk of self harming.

Accessing Information and Support
  • Accessing Information and Support  

    Here we explore where you can access additional, help, support and interventions for young people who you might be supporting.

Conclusion and a Final Task About Resources and Interventions Available
  • Conclusion and a Final Task About Resources and Interventions Available  

    A Conclusion and a final task for you to begin to explore help, support, interventions and resources in your local area.

Self Harm - Resource Files
  • Self Harm - Resource Files  

    Here are some Resource Files for your assistance.

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