Date: 10/14/2015, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Describe the backgrounds and contributing factors to self-destructive behaviors of youth in child welfare and juvenile justice.
- Identity mental health issues impacting self-harm behaviors including depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, PTSD, psychotic disorders, behavior disorders and substance use.
- Identify treatment approaches for working with youth who have self-destructive behaviors on depression and including counseling guidelines, skills building techniques, and medications.
- Describe issues and approaches for addressing self-destructive behaviors with youth including cutting, crisis risk assessment, suicidality, and coping with grief and loss.