Level: 3 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 10
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. It also provides opportunities for learners to practise and develop skills in working effectively with children and young people who self-harm.
Target audience: Foster carers | Specialist school staff | Specialist college staff | Social workers
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
- Describe three different types of maladaptive behaviour: eating disorders, self-injuring and substance misuse
Develop skills in working effectively with children and young people who harm themselves
- Show awareness of theory and research on the origins of different types of self- harming behaviours
- 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
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