Self Harm & Compulsive Media Use – Managing risk and digital pressure: The impact of young minds meeting small screens
This course has been split into two 2-hour webinars to maximise learning opportunities for staff. Part one will be on Thursday 19th Nov and part two on Thursday 26th Nov (same time).
Colleagues will be equipped with essential introductory knowledge, skills and strategies to support pupils who self harm and compulsively use media. The major focus is on significantly increasing understanding of self harm, however the day will also explore common links with compulsive media use and how students can become affected by the current pressures in their modern digital lives. Participants will gain skills and techniques for successfully supporting vulnerable students and managing risk, including the additional impact of Covid-19. Content is suitable for School Nurses, Pastoral Staff and Senior Leaders who are responsible for the well-being of students within their schools.
Key objectives include:
- Understanding and assessing current risk factors (including the impact of Covid-19), triggers and current incidence
- Exploring the impact of our digital world on child and adolescent brain development incl. Covid-19 anxiety
- Key messages regarding best practice – what really helps?
- Managing disclosure and thresholds for specialist referral
- Strategies for prevention and intervention within your school
- Developing resilience-based approaches for your staff
Course fees are £175 + VAT per person.