Many substance workers encounter self-injury in the course of their work, but feel challenged, daunted and uncertain about good practice in this area of their work.
This one-day course aims to give participants a better understanding of self-injury and explores practice issues, establishes the principles of good practice and increases participants' confidence and sensitivity in this area of work.
Defining self injury: What do we mean by the term? How do our values, attitudes, beliefs and cultural perspective influence our definition?
The context: How we use our bodies to meet social and psychological needs, and how this relates to the kind of self-injury we encounter in our work.
Personal feelings and reactions and personal practice: What kind of impact does self-injury have on us? How does this affect our work, our professional practice and our personal well being?
Responding to self-injury: An overview of best practice.
Why people self-injure: What kind of childhood and adulthood experiances are charateristic for people who self-injure and why? How is self-injury fuctional for the individual, i.e. what needs are met though self-injury?
This 8-page leaflet is easy to read and bang up to date. It will help keep actual and potential users as safe as possible when using GHB & GBL and is also informative for professionals and the public at large. It includes sections on what the GHB and GBL are…