Working with Young People – Self Harm / Self Injury Behaviours

The complexity of issues facing young people today continues to grow. Adolescence is in itself a time of conflict. The required responses of workers with young people continue to grow. This workshop utilises the latest research to better equip workers with young people, and will provide answers applicable to your day-to-day work.

What participants will gain from this workshop?

  • Understand differences and links between self harm / injury and suicidal behaviour.
  • Identifying those most at risk of self harm / injury.
  • Risk factors for self harm / injury behaviour.
  • Protective factors for self harm / injury behaviour.
  • Strategies to address self harming / injury behaviour – short / long term.

The Presenter

Garry King has extensive experience with working with young people encountering the issues of 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 previously 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 to further research youth suicide. Garry has written a number of journal articles and books on youth welfare as well as being a speaker at national conferences. In 2012, Garry was the sole international invited member of the USA Mental Health Education Integration Consortium (MHEDIC). He is a peer reviewer for Crisis: Journal of suicide prevention & crisis intervention.


Where | Corrimal District Community Centre (Lillypilly Room), 15 Short Street

When | Monday, March 30, 2015

Time | 9:00am – 12:30pm

Cost | $99.00 gst inclusive (Inc. morning tea)

Flyer – self harm & self injury Wollongong 2015

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