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Parent workshop on Understanding Deliberate Self-Harm


  • Date:
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  • Tutor:
    Josephine Rigney, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention - Laois/Offaly.
  • Price:
  • Address:
    Laois Education Centre

Course Description

This two-hour seminar for parents on Understanding Self-Harm aims to develop participants' knowledge and understanding of self-harm and the reasons underlying such behaviour. The seminar will also help participants to consider the needs of people who self-harm and gain knowledge of the following:

Definitions of self-harm and its relationship with suicide
Understanding of the prevalence of self-harm across different age groups and genders
The functions, motivations and meanings underlying self-harm
Awareness of the needs of people who self-harm and how to demonstrate improved sensitivity
Possible interventions and helpful responses in responding to people who self-harm
Information on the appropriate and relevant supports and services, locally and nationally.


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