What is Self-Harming? Basics for Parents to Know
Posted April 2020
This course has been developed to support parents and caregivers with basic information about what self-harming behaviour is and some ways to respond if they have concerns about their young person and self-harming behaviour. Please note that self-harm is also referred to as non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) or self-injury.
This course provides examples of real situations experienced by parents, as well as strategies supported by Alberta social workers and a Parent-to-Parent Frequently Asked Questions section.
This course complements work in schools using the School-based Non-Suicidal Self-Injury protocol.
This is an open access course. Simply scroll down to to select the lesson without registering on the MORE website.
Audience: Parents, caregivers, educators
Category: CES Parent Modules
Est. Time: 15 minutes
Learning Level: Introduction
This module contains images of self-harming injuries. Viewer discretion is advised.