In this course, Rick Delaney, Ph.D. discusses a wide spectrum of self-injurious behaviors: hair pulling, reckless accidents, high-risk behavior, self-harm, and suicidal behavior. Dr. Delaney examines characteristics of children at high risk for suicide and psychological/medical reasons that may contribute to self-harming behaviors. Strategies for reducing potential harm are also covered. Supplemental handouts are included.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • state five types of self-harming behaviors
  • list types of high-risk behavior
  • list characteristics of children at high risk for suicide
  • state two psychological/medical conditions that may contribute to self-harming behaviors
  • list strategies for reducing potential harm for children with self-injury behaviors
I wanted to say that the classes are helping me understand both sides of this. I didn't know what to do when I first experienced this with my foster daughter. I was very concerned about her safety, I am glad they offer these classes online it helped me alot and gave me a little more insight into why she may be doing what she is doing. It wasn't only this class that helped me understand more, it was all of them I have viewed.
Amber C.

This course explores five types of self-destructive behavior with children:

  • self-injury

  • high-risk behavior

  • suicidal behavior

  • reckless accident proneness

  • hair pulling

(2 credit hours, $10.00 per person)