This course raises awareness about self-harm and children and young people; why young people self-harm, the different types of self-harm, who is vulnerable to it and how to help young people recover. This online session can be accessed via a variety of electronic devices. This online course can be accessed via a range of platforms including IOS and Android, the programme benefits from an animated scenes and activities with ongoing assessment making it engaging and interactive.
This course offers a blended learning approach including a short scenario, a workbook, infographics.
Aims & Objectives
- Explain what self-harm is
- Why children might resort to self harming and the problems associated with it
- Identify some of the signs that could indicate a child is self-harming
- Identify different forms of self-harm
- Identify groups that are vulnerable to self-harm
- Describe/demonstrate how to talk to a child who is self-harming using a sensitive and understanding approach
- Identify appropriate support to a child who is self-harming
- List possible substitutions and recovery strategies that child can try
- Advise how you can raise the issue with a child you suspect is self-harming
- Emphasise the need to follow the children’s home Self-harm Policy regarding reporting and recording
This course is aimed at residential care staff, specialist health and education staff working with children, youth leaders and practitioners.
This course will take a minimum of 45 minutes to complete.
This course is accredited by Open Awards ‘Badge of Excellence’