Building Professional Confidence in Responding to Self Harm

Pre-requisites: Participants must have completed

  • SSCB Safeguarding Foundation Modules 1 and 2

Target Group: The course is aimed at practitioners and managers in voluntary, independent and statutory agencies who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns. The particular focus of this training is understanding and addressing deliberate self harm

Course Aim: For participants to develop an understanding of why young people self harm and consider a multi agency response. Patterns of self-harm in children and young people are evolving with the explosion of digital communication.  Areas that will be considered include; how do we recognise the warning signs, what action do we need to take and how do we assess risk?

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course participants will have

  • An understanding of why young people self-harm
  • Developed strategies for responding to a disclosure of self-harm
  • Develop questioning skills with young people who self-harm
  • Consider alternative coping strategies for young people who self-harm and the key steps to help them reduce their harming

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