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 if using Ecstasy or PMA and is also informative for professionals and the public at large. It includes sections on: what ecstasy and PMA are the…