Live Virtual Workshops

Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth

Issues and Strategies

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check your system requirements prior to registering.
October 17, 2022 - October 18, 2022
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CDT )
$499.00 (regular rate) + tax
Location: Online Virtual
12
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

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Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth - Live Virtual Workshop - Oct. 17-18

Live Virtual Workshops October 17 - 18, 2022 9:00AM-4:00PM CDT
Quantity: 1 $ 499.00
Attendee 1 Information
Self-injury refers to deliberate, self-inflicted tissue damage such as cutting or burning. Self-injury has reached alarming proportions among our youth; studies show that 14-24% of adolescents and young adults have engaged in this behaviour at least once, with a quarter of these reporting current, chronic self-injury. Helpers are increasingly encountering young people who are involved with self-injury. This workshop will assist participants in understanding the experience and motivations of adolescents who intentionally injure themselves. In addition, practical strategies for working with youth struggling with this complex issue will be presented. Participants of this training will increase their insight regarding self-injury behaviour in youth and be provided with a framework for effective intervention.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand common aspects of self-injury including causes, warning signs, and how it helps
  • Distinguish self-injury from suicide attempts
  • Identify how to best respond to an individual who is self-injuring
  • Apply skills: assessment, emotion identification, replacement skills, and cognitive strategies
  • Know how to respond to self-injury relapses and the issue of contagion

*Please allow only the registered individual(s) to view webinar materials

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, delivered electronically.

Some of the Topics Included

  • Categories of Self-Injury
  • Distinguishing Suicide Attempts from Self-Injury
  • Causes of Self-Injury
  • Functions of Self-Injury and Common Justifications
  • Self-Injury Warning Signs
  • The Cycle of Self-Injury
  • Initial Therapeutic Response
  • Assessment Considerations
  • Increasing Motivation to Stop
  • Mindfulness Strategies
  • Understanding and Identifying Emotions
  • Emotion Regulation Skills
  • Cognitive Strategies
  • Speaking with Family and Peers About Self-Injury
  • Self-Injury Contagion
  • Managing Setbacks
  • Mental Health Diagnoses Associated with Self-Injury
  • Prevention of Self-Injury

Target Audience

This is an intermediate level workshop for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone seeking a better understanding of self-injury and how to respond to it.

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Trainer: Janelle Jackiw

MA, MEd, CCC

Janelle holds a Master's Degrees in both Criminology and Educational Psychology, and she is a Certified Clinical Counsellor (CCC). Her background and practice is in the area of counselling, with specific interest in the area of mental health and wellness, stress management, suicide/self-injury, and trauma. Janelle believes that people create important change in their lives when they have meaningful connections to others and have a sense of passion and purpose for their life. In addition to training with CTRI, she carries a client caseload part-time, works for the Ministry of Justice, and is a sessional lecturer at the University of Regina. Janelle is an energetic presenter who enjoys delivering training workshops that are relevant and practical. Read blogs written by Janelle here.

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