Understanding Violence and Self Harm

Understanding Violence and Self-Harm for the Addictions Professional

Nurses, Counselors, and other interested Health Professionals

• This is a six-hour training aimed at providing an introduction to understanding violence and self-harm.
• This course directly relates to the domains of assessment, counseling, case management, client education, and professional responsibility, with a specific substance abuse focus.

OBJECTIVES: (Behavioral Terminology)
Upon completion, the learner will be able to identify:
1. Major theories of Violence and Self-Harm;
2. Assessing for Signs and symptoms of Violence and Self-Harm;
3. Psychosocial and Health consequences of Violence and Self-Harm;
4. Appropriate assessments, interventions, professionalism, and supportive measures such as case management and client education for the professional who is caring for the chemically impaired individual;
5. The underlying neurobiology and environmental causes of Violence and Self-Harm, as applies to professional self-care and the provision of care for chemically- impaired individuals;
6. Evidence based interventions that can be applied in private and professional settings.