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Self-injury refers to deliberate, self-inflicted tissue damage such as cutting or burning. Self-injury has reached alarming proportions among our youth; studies show that 14-24% of adolescents and young adults have engaged in this behavior at least once, with a quarter of these reporting current, chronic self-injury. Helpers are increasingly encountering young people who are involved with self-injury.
People who struggle to regulate their intense emotional experiences often feel like they are at the mercy of reactive coping patterns. It can seem like these emotional storms hijack their behavior, take control of their thinking, and hurt their relationships with other people and themselves. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides concepts and skills to help people have more choices, become more emotionally calm, and be more present in their lives.Learn more...
Helpers are increasingly encountering young people who are involved with self-injury. This webinar provides practical strategies for working with youth who are struggling with this complex issue. The topics covered include assessment, emotion regulation, replacement skills training, and contagion prevention. Viewers will gain new insights regarding self-injury behavior in youth, along with tools for effective intervention.Learn more...