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
6 credit hours, $30.00 per person.
Requires discussion board participation.
This Advanced Parenting Workshop helps parents understand:
non-suicidal self-injury, or NSSI
the thoughts and feelings that lead to self-injury
how to respond to a child who self-injures or self-harms
how to help a child who self-injures or self-harms
how to build an action plan
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