"Understanding Self Harm" training session

21st September 2023

The next “Understanding Self Harm” training session will take place on the 21st September from 10.00am -11.45am (10 minute break at 10.50)

Trainer: Conor McCafferty

Target Audience:  This training is aimed at parents who have autistic children, as well as professionals who work with families, not people who are self – harming.

The course is also suitable for those who want to improve their knowledge of autism and self-harm.

Description:  This workshop examines the behaviour of self-harm and the circumstances that may have started the behaviour. We explore how those situations make the person feel and how the feelings manifest in self-harming behaviour.

Sometimes with autism what is mistaken for self-harm is the person’s attempt to highlight a physical, medical or environmental problem. The workshop explains emotional communication and looks at other possible conditions that the person may be trying to communicate when the carer thinks they are self-harming.

Cost:  Free  –  via zoom.

Please note places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To register please contact Eileen.young@setrust.hscni.net