The course is suitable for anyone working with young people. It covers the stereotypes, myths and reality of self-harm, drawing upon young people’s actual experiences. We also focus on strategies for assessing and managing the risks of self-harm. The course will also include practical strategies for building resilience.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Understand what self-harm is and some of the myths around self-harm
  2. Explore what causes young people to self-harm
  3. Managing the impact of self-harm / harm minimisation techniques
  4. Useful interventions for working with young people who self-harm and promoting empowerment
  5. How to manage and assess the risk of self harm

Is this course for me?

This course is for foster carers, adopters and Supervising Social Workers. In addition, this course is for Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW) and residential team managers from mainstream, short-breaks and outreach services.

One Foster Carer we trained commented “I now feel that I would cope if this ever happened to a young person in my care.”

The course is also relevant for youth workers, education professionals and those in the community and voluntary sectors.

Level: beginner / intermediate

This course can also be adapted to advanced level for skilled practitioners.

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