course »Self-Injurious Behavior: Understanding Prevention and Intervention for System Involved Youth

Date: 12/1/2016, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 6
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Phone: 510-601-0203
The goals of this training are to enable participants to list ways that youth and adults within the child welfare system self- injure, and learn about prevention and intervention methods. Through didactic lecture, large and small group discussion, participants will understand who, how, and why people self-harm. Short and long-term effects will be discussed. Treatment options will be explained, and we will discuss how we respond with clients when self-injurious behavior is discovered.

  • Participants will be able to define self-injurious behaviors
  • Participants will understand that self-injurious behaviors are coping mechanisms that are often associated with severe emotional disturbance
  • Participants will know who, why and when people self-injure
  • Participants will gain an in-depth emotional connection to self-injurers through sharing testimonials
  • Participants will understand the myriad choices available for treatment
  • Participants will know how best to approach and work with a self-injurious person, while first determining if the participant is the right person to be working with the client in the first place.