Self-injuring and self-sabotaging behaviours
A relationship-based approach to prevention and recovery
Level: 3 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 10
Children and young people who harm themselves present a real challenge to those who live and work with them. This course, with a specific focus on self-injuring and self-sabotaging behaviours, enables practitioners to recognise that all such behaviours are maladaptive responses which have served a purpose for the child.
This understanding provides learners with a platform for developing ways of responding in ways which can promote positive prosocial behaviours
Target audience: School staff | Foster carers | Social workers
Learning outcomes / assessment criteria
Understand how unmet attachment needs and childhood trauma can lead to self-injuring and self-sabotaging behaviours
- Explain how secure attachment relationships contribute to developing adaptive behaviours, a positive sense of self and appropriate self-care
- Identify factors which contribute to developing maladaptive behaviours involving self-injury or self-sabotage
Understand ways of working effectively with children and young people with self-injuring and self-sabotaging behaviours
- Outline the benefits which children and young people believe they may derive from self-injuring and self-sabotaging behaviours
- Describe ways of working effectively with children and young people who are self-injuring or self-sabotaging
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