Exploring Self Injury in Adolescence

Conference: 2012 Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention — Creating Partnerships: Taking a Collaborative Approach to Advancing Suicide Prevention

Friday, Apr 06, 2012
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine Workshop/Presentation: B5. Coping, Cutting & Control: Listening to the Voices of Youth and Their Advice to Professionals and Others Around Them
Pat McKenzie, LCSW

This workshop is for people who may become perplexed or anxious when attempting to intervene with individuals who engage in cutting and other self-inflicted harming behaviors. Informal research conducted with teenagers and young adults about potential meanings of self- harm will be presented, as well as ideas about managing and reducing self harming actions.