Working with Young People who Self Injure

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Working with Young People who Self Injure (Non-Suicidal Self Injury)

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What will participants gain from this session?

• Defining non-suicidal self injury

• Understand differences and links between self injury and suicidal behaviour.

• What to look for and what to say.

• Reasons why young people self injure.

• Identifying those most at risk of self injury.

• Risk factors for self injury behaviour.

• Protective factors for self injury behaviour.

About the Presenter

Garry King has extensive experience with working with young people encountering difficult issues including self harm and suicidal behaviour. This experience is the result of having worked as a teacher, youth worker and counsellor and complimented by degrees in welfare and education as well as masters degrees in counselling and suicidology. He has worked as the youth welfare consultant for the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention. He was appointed an adjunct lecturer, youth welfare at the Central Qld University and is the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship to the USA. Garry has written several books on youth welfare and is a speaker at national conferences. He is a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. Garry is an invited author for the 2021 School Social Work USA. Garry presented at the 2016 International Society for the Study of Self Injury Conference in the USA. Garry is an invited presenter at the 2018 World Summit on Positive Psychology, Mindfulness & Psychotherapy. His latest book “School Crisis Prevention & Intervention” is a best seller in the USA. He presently is an adjunct senior lecturer at the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, a part-time school counsellor, professional supervisor and a workshop presenter.

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