As many as 1 in 4 young people engage in some form of non-suicidal self-injury – with recent studies indicating that self-mutilation behavior (SMB) is increasing. Counselors, teachers and other educators often see the painful evidence or scars from this addictive behavior, but need to understand what they can or should do to help.
In her first webinar on self-injury, Kaye Randall, MSW, LISW-CP (co-author of See My Pain! Creative Strategies & Activities for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure) helped educators understand contributing factors and recognize typical warning signs of SMB. In this webinar, Kaye will focus primarily on evidence-based intervention strategies, tips and accommodations that can help students prone to self-injury – especially those dealing with anxiety and depression. She will also help attendees understand the SMB Cycle, the SMB Addiction Model and how Intervention Mapping can help.
What You Will Learn:
This workshop will help participants better understand self-injury. Participants will learn to:
- Demonstrate the essential steps in intervention and prevention
- Utilize critical “do’s and don’ts” when addressing suspected or observed self-injurious behaviors.
- Apply evidence-based, best-practice approaches to self-injury.
- Use art-based strategies and activities for helping students who self-injure.
- Understand the SMB Cycle and use Intervention Mapping.
Who Should Attend:
- Classroom Teachers
- Special Education Personnel
- School Counselors
- Social Workers
- Mental Health Services
- School Psychologists
- Intervention Specialists
- School Nurses
- Principals & Other Administrators
- School Safety Specialists