Self-harming behaviours - self-injuring and self-sabotaging behaviours

Audience School staff, Foster carers, Social workers
Course Level 3
Hours 10

Learning criteria

  • Explain how secure attachment relationships contribute to developing adaptive behaviours
  • a positive sense of self and appropriate self-care
  • Identify factors which contribute to developing maladaptive behaviours involving self-injury or self-sabotage
  • Outline the benefits which children and young people believe they may derive from self-injuring and self-sabotaging behaviours
  • Describe ways of working effectively with children and young people who are self-injuring or self-sabotaging

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how unmet attachment needs and childhood trauma can lead to self-injuring and self-sabotaging behaviours
  • Understand ways of working effectively with children and young people with self-injuring and self-sabotaging behaviours