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Living with a child who self harms - via Zoom

Description:

Self-harm is a broad term that can include cutting, burning, hair pulling, scratching and head banging. Understanding more about why a child or young person self-harms will enable you to provide the support and help they need. This workshop for parents and professionals is presented by Liz Blakey a psychotherapist and adopted person herself. Liz will explain what self-harm is, why it happens and what function it serves. The training will explore helpful responses to self-harm and provide strategies to manage the emotional impact. Parents and professionals will gain vital insight into the underlying feelings of distress that underpin self-harm.

The training will explore what is self-harm and the range of self-harm, including cutting, burning, hair pulling, scratching and head banging. Attendees will gain an understanding as to why children and young people self-harm and what function it serves. There will be advice as to what are helpful and unhelpful responses to self-harm. Liz will explore harm minimisation, risk management and sources of support. There will be practical advice as well as understanding the importance of caring for the carers and the impact of self-harm on families.

Who should attend

Social workers and other professionals working in adoption and permanency
Adoptive parents and other permanent carers

Trainer

Liz Blakey is a person centred psychotherapist and trainer. She has over 10 years of professional experience working in the NHS and voluntary sector services as well as a wealth of personal experience. Liz delivers specialist training in the fields of self- harm, early life attachment trauma and personality disorders.
Liz also brings a unique perspective to this particular training as an adopted person herself.

Benefits of attending

You will have to opportunity to find out more about how to:• Understand the reasons behind self-harm and the functions it serves.
• How to support a young person who is self-harming
• Where to access support
• Strategies to manage the emotional impact of self-harm

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Prices excluding VAT

PAC-UK subscribing LAs + all self paying carers - Individual carers: £96,  Couples: £171  Professionals: £159
PAC-UK non-subscribing LAs - Individual carers: £105,  Couples: £196,  Professionals: £187

If you do not know if you are in a PAC-UK subscribing Local Authority area please use the link at the top of this page.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.

IMPORTANT: To ensure we are alerted to your booking you must 'Confirm Registration' after submitting your details. You will also get a confirmation email when you do this.

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