Breaking S.I. (Self-Injury) A Twelve-Week Skill Building Program for Teens...

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Fresno County Office of Education - Room 101 T

1111 Van Ness Avenue

Fresno, CA 93721

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Welcome - Thanks for your interest to alleviate teen self-injury, which has reached epidemic proportions. It is estimated that 4 out of 100 teens in America have or are self-injuring. They self-harm to relieve pain associated with negative memories, being bullied, struggling with solving problems, negative self-talk, abuse, overwhelming stress, and numerous other reasons. The driving force, to create this course, was a scarcity of interventions and research to treat teen clients when self-injury was the primary presenting problem. We felt helpless and unprepared to assist them, but could not sit back and watch them continue to self-mutilate. We now want to share this vital information with you.

In the Past Eight Years - We have exhaustively reached into the teen world to find out the reasons behind self-injury. We have interviewed teens, read their blogs, studied their self-injury websites, watched their social media videos, worked with them, and extensively researched teen self-injury. We have collected all of this information and developed a comprehensive, twelve-week program, and created healthy alternatives to deal with the reasons behind self-injury.

Who Should Attend:

* Psychologists

* Pastoral Counselors

* Youth Group Leaders

* Psychiatrists

* Nurses


* Facility Treatment Counselors

* Case Managers

* School Counselors

* Law Enforcement Personnel

* Juvenile Hall Personnel

* Alcohol/Drug Counselors

* Group Home Personnel

Please Note:

This Self-Injury Program is not therapy. It is a skill-building program; therefore, anyone interested in helping teens stop self-injuring may implement and teach the program. No degree, license, or certification is required. The program may be utilized as an adjunct to therapy and on a one-one basis with teens.

What You Will Learn:

* Identify twenty-eight reasons why teens S.I. and how to stop them from continuing to self-injure

* Understand various brain chemistry that makes S.I. an addiction and what to do about it

* Understand Automatic Negative Thoughts and methods to replace them

* Identify stressors teens face and provide them with skills to manage them

* Teach Problem Solving Skills to teens

* Understand why teens need to have Support Systems, and assist them in attaining them.

* Identify bullying and instruct teens on twenty-one ways to prevent and stop it

* Assist teens to build a Survival Kit to replace S.I.

* Assist teens to journal and document their experiences in the program, through a “ZINE” (teen participant


* Teach the program in a highly technological, innovative, entertaining, teen-friendly manner

* Implement Five Stages of Change to stop self-injuring

* Receive step-by-step instructions on how to implement the entire program

The Seminar Registration Includes:

Two days of teachings, Facilitator’s Manual, instructional PPT, 13 CEU's, and one Zine (teen participant handbook).

Continuing Education Units:

Course meets the qualifications for 13 hours of Continuing Education Credits for LCSWs, as Required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, NASW Provider ID #886719722-7355. This seminar may qualify for 13 CEs by other licensing boards. Check with your respective board for CE filing requirements.

ADA Accommodations:

If you require ADA accommodations, please indicate your need(s) by contacting Psychological Innovative Programs, Inc., two weeks before the seminar date so that we can honor your request.

What others are saying:

“I found value in all the content. In addition, I also feel I’ll be able to utilize the material for other groups (not necessarily only for S.I.), such as life skills. Great job, Mario!”

- Perla M., School Counselor

“Lots of great tools, useful information, and something to use immediately with a group. Thank you!”

- Mandy J., School Counselor

“Having the Facilitator’s Manual, Zine, and powerpoint, I feel prepared to help students suffering with SI.”

- Christina B., School Counselor


What can I bring to the event?

Dress comfortably and bring a light sweater/jacket, since room temperature may vary.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact us at (559) 924-2900 or e-mail us at 411pip@gmail.com

What's the refund policy?

If for some unforeseen reason the seminar is canceled, registrants will be notified and receive a full refund. If you register and are unable to attend, kindly provide us with a five-day notice before the seminar start date and all registration payments will be refunded promptly. We will not be responsible for any other costs.

Will lunch be provided?

Lunch is on your own.

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1111 Van Ness Avenue

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