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Self Harm and Understanding the Personal Development of Teenagers and Young Adults


Supporting Young People who Self Harm - Can be delivered In House, tailored to any age group

Course summary
This course aims to give practitioners working with teenagers or young adults an insight into what is happening for them and why they can engage in risky behaviours. This leads into an interactive session to develop understanding and confidence around self harm and how staff in schools, colleges and universities can support the young people they work with. This course supports staff to promote personal development as outlined in the forthcoming Ofsted guidance. 
Course content
  • To understand what is impacting on teenagers’ brains
  • To be able to identify ‘normal’ teenage behaviours and when to refer on.
  • To be able to use a range of practical strategies to support teenagers who are struggling to manage their emotions.
  • To understand what is meant by self harm.
  • To understand why teenagers self harm
  • To develop staff confidence around self harm.
  • To develop practical skills to work with young people who self harm and to know the difference between this and therapy. 
Who should attend
Anyone providing a support role to young people in educational settings. This can include support staff to senior managers. Most suitable for secondary, further and higher education staff. Young people don’t always choose to talk to the allocated staff so the more staff with an understanding and confidence in how they can support young people the greater the positive impact for the young person and the setting.

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