Self-harming behaviours - children and young people who misuse substances

Audience Adults across children's services
Course Level 3
Hours 10

Learning criteria

  • Explain how secure attachment relationships contribute to developing adaptive behaviours around self-regulation of stress
  • impulse and shame
  • Identify factors which contribute to developing maladaptive behaviours involving misuse of substances
  • Outline the benefits which children and young people may believe they derive from misusing substances
  • Describe ways of working effectively with children and young people who misuse substances

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how unmet attachment needs and childhood trauma can lead to substance misuse
  • Understand ways to develop skills in working effectively with children and young people who are misusing substances