Children and teens who self-injure often do so as a way to cope with past trauma or current stress, and to communicate strong emotions. This Advanced Parenting Workshop explores non-suicidal self-injury and other forms of self-harm, including high-risk behavior and hair-pulling. Several short case studies and one in-depth case study are presented and, with the help of Dr. Delaney and his teaching assistant, participants use the Trauma-Sensitive Review Form to understand the children's behavior and develop an action plan.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- describe non-suicidal self-injury, or NSSI
- understand the differences between NSSI and other forms of self-harm
- use the Trauma-Sensitive Review Form to understand a child’s behavior
- describe how to use validating statements
- describe how to mirror a child's feelings
- develop an action plan to help a child who self-injures or self-harms