The Self Harm - Care Assistant Training is for anyone who works with, or has regular contact with, children and young people. It explains the common reasons why a young person might self-harm and how to respond when you suspect somebody is self-harming.
This course is designed to remove myths and misunderstandings, enabling you to understand, help and support young people who self-harm. You’ll understand self-harm and develop practical strategies to boost children and young people’s resilience, enabling you to provide effective support for people who need help. You will explore topics like risk factors, the common reasons why somebody might self-harm, and how to respond to any young person who you suspect may be self-harming.
We’ve taken this comprehensive course and broken it down into several manageable modules which we believe will assist you to easily grasp each concept – from the fundamental to the most advanced aspects of the course. It really is a sure pathway to success.
Benefits of studying Self Harm: Care Assistant Training:
- 24/7 access to the course for 12 months
- No hidden fees or exam charges
- CPD endorsed certification on successful completion
- Full Tutor support on weekdays (Monday – Friday)
- Efficient exam system, assessment and instant results
- Improve your chance of gaining professional skills and better earning potential.
This course is designed with the following modules:
**Introduction to Self-Harm**
Module 1:What is Self-Harm?
- What is Self-Harm?
- Types of self-harm
- Signs of self-harm
Module 2:The Self-Harm Cycle
- What is the Harm Cycle?
- How to Break the Cycle
Module 3:Who Self-Harm & Why They Do It
- Who does it?
- Why do people self-harm?
- Reasons for Self-harm
Module 4:Treatment and Coping
- What to Do When Someone Self-Harms
- What to Do If Your Friend Self-harms
Module 5:Common Myths About Self-Harm
- Breaking down the myths
**Short-term Management and Prevention of Recurrence of Self-harm**
Module 6:Issues for All Services and Healthcare Professionals
- Users' experience of services
- When relatives or carers are present
- Specific issues regarding treatment and care
- Staff training and service planning
- Planning of services
- Consent to care
- Activated charcoal
Module 7:The Management of Self-Harm in Primary Care
- When urgent referral to an emergency department is not necessary
- Service users at risk of self-harm in primary care
Module 8:The Assessment and Initial Management of Self-Harm by Ambulance Services
- Recommendations and the Nature of Services
Module 9: The Treatment and Management of Self-Harm in Emergency Departments
- People waiting for physical treatments
- People who wish to leave before assessment and/or treatment
Module 10:Medical and Surgical Management of Self-Harm
- General treatment for ingestion
- Collecting samples and interpreting results
- Information and laboratory services available to clinicians treating self-harm
- Management of paracetamol overdose
- Flumazenil in benzodiazepine overdose
- Treatment and management of poisoning with salicylates
- General treatment for self-injury
- Superficial wound closure
Module 11:Advice for People who Repeatedly Self-Harm
- Advice for people who repeatedly self-poison/self-harm
- Psychosocial assessment
- Assessment of needs (specialist mental health professionals)
- Assessment of risk (specialist mental health professionals)
Module 12:Referral, Admission and Discharge Following Self-Harm
- Special issues for children and young people (under 16 years)
- Special issues for older people (older than 65 years)
- Psychological, psychosocial and pharmacological interventions
**Long-Term Management of Self-Harm**
Module 13:General Principles of Care
- Working with people who self-harm
- Self-harm and learning disabilities
- Training and supervision for health and social care professionals
- Consent and confidentiality
- Families, carers and significant others
- Managing endings and supporting transitions
Module 14:Primary Care & Assessments
- Psychosocial assessment in community mental health services
- Risk assessment
- Risk assessment tools and scales
- Developing an integrated care and risk management plan
Module 15: Longer-Term Treatment and Management of Self-Harm
- Provision of care
- Risk management plans
- Provision of information about the treatment and management of self-harm
- Interventions for self-harm
- Harm reduction
How is the course assessed?
To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.
While I receive a certificate of completion?
Upon successful completion you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your Certificate at an additional cost.
Who is this course for?
Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.
The Self Harm - Care Assistant Training is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.
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