Course overview

Silent Suffering: Responding to Self-Harm in Foster Care

This workshop will help uncover the secrecy and uncertainty behind self-injury and our foster care children. It is designed for child welfare professionals and foster parents who work with youth in the foster care system. Participants gain insight about self-harm and examine the risk factors for youth who have endured trauma, explore the myths surrounding self-harm, and learn approaches to address self-injurious behaviors. Participants also increase their awareness of resources and the knowledge of techniques to respond, rather than react, to self-harming behaviors.