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.
- 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.