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Addressing Self-Injurious Behaviour
Topic/Sujet Treating Trauma Effects
Certificate/Certificat Yes
Level/Niveau Intermediate
Format In-Person
Session Spring
Course Dates/Dates du cours Click here/Cliquez ici


Self-harm is often an immediate solution to bigger and more complex issues, but it can also have serious or even tragic outcomes. For those who work with children or youth who engage in self-harm, not knowing how to respond appropriately can cause tremendous stress. Self-harm can be a way of coping with problems, a way to express feelings that can’t otherwise be articulated, or used to mask or release emotional pain. Participants will learn how to identify those at-risk, respond to self-injurious behaviour using empathetic listening and support others to develop their problem-solving and coping skills.

This training will give you the tools and knowledge to provide effective interventions for those who self-harm. You will examine myths and misconceptions about self-harming behaviour and also look at how your personal attitudes may impact or interfere with our ability to intervene.

Outcomes/Objectifs d'apprentissage

Participants will:
• Challenge assumptions and attitudes about self-harming behaviour in order to provide more effective support and interventions.
• Strengthen personal comfort level in dealing with issues of self-harm to encourage open dialogue and increase competency to support children and youth who are, or may be at-risk of, self-harming.
• Identify factors to consider when making a referral for clinical intervention.

GROUP DISCOUNT: Save 20% when you register a group of 4 or more. Contact Angela@safeguards-training.net or (905) 889-5030, ext. 121.

LIKE THIS? You might also like "Embrace Trauma Informed Care for Children and Youth" on June 7th, 2019. Separate registration required.


Non-member fee/Frais des non membres $226.00
Member fee/Frais des membres $158.20

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