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Maladaptive behaviours
Promoting recovery for children who harm themselves

Level: 4 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 20

Children and young people who harm themselves present a real challenge to those who work with them. This course enables learners to understand key issues in working with three types of self-harming behaviour: eating disorders, substance misuse and self-injury.
The course provides opportunities for learners to practise and develop skills in working effectively with children and young people who self-harm.

Target audience: Specialist school staff | Specialist college staff | Social workers | Foster carers

Learning outcomes / assessment criteria

  1. Understand how childhood trauma can lead to a range of self-harming behaviours
    1. Explain how the attachment process in infancy promotes adaptive behaviour
    2. Explain the impact of adolescence on adaptability
    3. Consider three different types of self-harming behaviours: eating disorders, self-injuring and substance misuse
  2. Be able to develop skills in working effectively with children and young people who harm themselves
    1. Explain the benefits which children and young people believe they may derive from self-harming behaviour.
    2. Describe positive interventions in working with children and young people who self-harm
  3. Understand how systems & processes support recovery or reinforce harm
    1. Analyse how adult responses to maladaptive behaviour can promote adaptiveness or reinforce harm
    2. Explain how you can address discrimination and promote recovery

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