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SMHI Webinar Series: Understanding Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Community Youth Populations, Part One

April 13, 2020 from 12:00 to 12:45 pm


Presented by Dr. Janis Whitlock, Understanding Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Community Youth Populations, Part One. Self-injury is intentionally hurting the body (e.g. cutting, burning etc..) but without suicidal intent. Because it often looks like a suicidal gesture it tends to evoke fear and confusion. Why would someone choose to cut up or otherwise hurt his/her body in a way that looks like a suicide attempt but then insist that it actually has nothing to do with suicide at all? In addition to covering self-injury basics, this workshop will address effective detection and intervention approaches in institutional settings and best practices for early intervention and prevention using up to date science and practice strategies.


Please note: This webinar will be archived on our webpage for viewing after the air date for those who are unable to watch live. TASN SMHI is a social work continuing education approved provider through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB). KS BSRB Provider Number: 18-011

Learning Objectives


  1. Identify contributors to development, maintenance and cessation of non-suicidal self-injury. 
  2. Identify key features of self-injury epidemiology and function recovery.
  3. Understand key recovery processes.


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Time April 13, 2020 from 12:00 to 12:45 pm
Check In at 11:45 am
Format Meet Online
0.75 Professional Learning Contact Hours
Provider School Mental Health Initiative
Contact Chris Perry
Trainer Dr. Janis Whitlock, Ph.D., MHP
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