Working with Young People who Self-Harm, Certificated Course
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Working with Young People who Self-Harm, Certificated Course

An Introductory Course for Professionals and Family Members
3.9 (22 ratings)
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95 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2019
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • What is Self Harm?
  • The difference between self harm and attempted suicide
  • The development of self harming behaviours
  • Why do young people self harm?
  • How do young people self harm?
  • Signs and symptoms of self harming behaviour in young people
  • How we can help and support young people who self harm?
  • The do's and dont's of supporting young people who self harm
  • What works and does not work in supporting young people who self harm?
  • Treatments and interventions, DBT and CBT
  • Coping and Preventative strategies that can be taught to young people at risk of self harming
  • Quality standards for staff and helping services
  • The importance of self care and clinical supervision for professionals
Requirements
  • Just an interest in self harm and how best to support young people who self harm
Description

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the area of self harm and specifically, to working with and supporting young people who self harm.  We look at why young people self harm, how they self harm, how to recognize self harm, exploring the triggers and predictors to self harm, useful interventions, therapeutic modalities that have been shown to be effective in the treatment of self harm, quality standards for helping services and much much more.

Who this course is for:
  • Staff, service providers, family members, anyone with an interest
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 01:57:15
+ Introduction
1 lecture 02:10

Welcome to the course and thankyou for choosing this course.  This video gives an overview of the course.

Preview 02:10
+ Section 2: True and False Exercise about Self Harm
1 lecture 07:14

This exercise encourages you to think about a range of statements and whether they are factual or not.  This is a good starting point also for dispelling some of the myths around self harm.

Preview 07:14
+ Distinguishing Between Self Harm and Suicide Attempts
1 lecture 03:06

It is important to be aware of the differences between an attempted suicide and an incident of self harm.  Risk assessments will be quite different for the 2 and our interventions will be amended accordingly.  This video therefore begins to distinguish between the 2.

Preview 03:06
+ Section 4: The Myth of Self Harm as Attention Seeking
1 lecture 01:43

This is a popular myth which is factually incorrect in most cases, is very unhelpful in a situation where self harm as taken place and is overall and unprofessional way of approaching the issue of why young people self harm.  It is important therefore to dispel this myth.

The Myth of Self Harm as Attention Seeking
01:43
+ Reasons for Self Harming: The Opinion of Young People
1 lecture 03:13

Here we explore some of the reasons that, (according to research around) young people say are the reasons that they self harm.

Reasons for Self Harming: The Opinion of Young People
03:13
+ 6: Case Study Exercise
1 lecture 03:46

This case study involving a young man, encourages you to think about suitable interventions.

Case Study Exercise: 22 year old man
03:46
+ Why it Might be Difficult to Understand why a Young Person has Self Harmed
1 lecture 03:41

Here we explore why it might be very difficult to get an accurate understand from the young person as to the reasons why they have self harmed.

Why it Might be Difficult to Understand why a Young Person has Self Harmed
03:41
+ 8: Who Self Harms?
1 lecture 02:35

Self harm affects all parts of the community, so this lecture is designed to dispel some of the myths around who self harms.

Who Self Harms?
02:35
+ 9: Inflicting Pain Becomes Habit Forming
1 lecture 05:17

Young people who self harm often say that the physical pain helps them to deal with intense emotional pain.  This release of emotional pain can then become habit forming, we explore this phenomena in this lecture.

Inflicting Pain Becomes Habit Forming
05:17
+ 10: Exercise: Why the Increase in Numbers of Young People Self Harming?
1 lecture 01:54

This is an exercise to encourage you to think about some of the reasons for the recent increase in the numbers of young people who self harm.

Why has there been a recent increase in the number of young people self harming?
01:54