Silent Suffering: Responding to Self-Harm in Foster Care

Katie Langer - Families First Network | Kimberly Lauterbach - Families First Network

September 02, 2020

Training Description

Ever struggle with a teen on your caseload or in your home that exhibits self-harming behaviors? This workshop will help uncover the secrecy and uncertainty behind self-injury and our foster care children. This workshop is designed for child welfare professionals and foster parents who work with youth in the foster care system. Participants gain insight about self-harm and examine the risk factors for youth who have endured trauma, explore the myths surrounding self-harm, and learn approaches to address self-injurious behaviors. Participants increase their awareness of resources and the knowledge of techniques to respond, rather than react, to self-harming behaviors.