E-learning image
E-learning

Self-harming behaviours

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

  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. Describe three different types of maladaptive behaviour: eating disorders, self-injuring and substance misuse
  2. Develop skills in working effectively with children and young people who harm themselves
    1. Show awareness of theory and research on the origins of different types of self- harming behaviours
    2. Explain the benefits which children and young people believe they may derive from self harming behaviour
    3. Describe positive interventions in working with children and young people who self-harm

Purchasing details

This product is not currently available for purchasing via our website. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

X