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