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