Instructions: At the same time that adolescents are undergoing dramatic physiological changes associated with puberty, they are also trying to negotiate psychological developments and milestones. Identity formation, the continued development of a moral code, and trying to understand issues involving gender and sexual identity are only a part of the rugged terrain through which adolescents must maneuver. For some populations with whom social workers engage, the psychological development of adolescents can sometimes take a turn into exploring boundaries of pain and self-harm. This week you will explore the indicators, symptoms, and interventions of, and for those, who self-harm.
- Identify indicators of self-harm
- Analyze responses to self-harm indicators
- Select indicators and interventions of self-harm