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Selfinjury.pdf. EasyVideoSuite. Wp-content/uploads/2009/11/SOS-Self-injury-packet_2009.pdf. Wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Intervening-with-Self-Injurious-Youth-2009.pdf. Wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Parent-Fact-Sheet-Self-Injury.pdf. Wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Self-Injury-Notification.pdf. Protocol for Immediate Response to Self-Injury or Suspected Self-Injury | Educators and Self-Injury. FactSheet-SelfInjury.pdf. Schoolsipolicy.pdf. What to do about self-injury as an educator, teacher, school psychologist or counselor? | Educators and Self-Injury. Educators of all types are in a unique position to help kids. Many students may not have all of their basic needs recognized and met within their home environments. Do not assume that parents or caregivers are noticing and taking care of your students’ needs.

Don’t ignore it- trust your gut There are two major principles to keep in mind when encountering a student whom you know or suspect is self-injuring. The number one thing to remember is that you should not ignore anything suspicious. If your gut instinct tells you that something is going wrong with a particular student, follow up on it. Extend an attitude of calm understanding The second major thing to keep in mind is to do your very best to present an understanding and sympathetic attitude. Any educator who encounters NSSI should keep the two above principles in mind. In ongoing cases, be willing to be a link between the student, onsite mental health staff, and offsite mental health professionals Safe Alternatives School Resources.


Self Injury Coping Skills. Social Emotional Assessment for Middle School Youth. CBT Thought Chart. Body Image & Eating. Suicide Severity Rating Scale. Training is required for clinical trials and recommended for clinical practice before administering the C-SSRS. Training can be administered through a 30-minute interactive slide presentation followed by optional case study questions. Following training, raters receive a certificate of completion, which is valid for two years. Licensing must be initiated prior to use in pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials. The following 4 options are available for C-SSRS training: Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) Learning Community: The Center for Suicide Risk Assessment collaborated with CPI to develop a new, interactive training for clinical practice only.

Click on image below: Notice for New York State behavioral healthcare providers: If you would like to receive credit for this training and have a username and password for the Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) Learning Community, please log in here and click on the “Suicide Prevention” icon to get started. Click on image below: Recovery from Substance Abuse - One School Counselor. I’ve done a little asking around and learning about what to do if someone wants help with alcohol or drug addiction or with an addicted family member. Important contributors to what I have learned was a tour of a top notch recovery program for teens, attending Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings with a friend and sending for their literature, knowing those struggling with these issues, asking questions of experts, and reading the best book I could find on the subject, Everything Changes: Help for Families of Recovering Addicts by Beverly Conyers.

Here are the important points I have taken away from my experiences with quotes from Conyers’ book. The experts often point addicts and family members to Alcoholics Anonymous and the related groups of Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Alateen, and Nar-Anon. The first two are for addicts who want help and the other three are for family members of alcoholics and drug addicts. Conyers, Beverly. (2009). Counseling Youth with Depression - Home.

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