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Thursday, February 23 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Self-Harm: A Community Approach

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Self-Harm continues to be an issue of great concern in schools at all levels; yet people are still reluctant to discuss this topic in schools. More often than not, supports and training are put into place after several incidents have been identified in a school community. This session aims to take a proactive approach, by providing teachers with a plan to educate the students, teachers AND parents in a school community about the nature of self-harm. Participants will look at myths associated with self-harm, empathetic ways to react to disclosures and barriers to students seeking help. The goal? If people are educated about self-harm, they will be able to encourage more positive methods of coping and respond appropriately when faced with a student engaging in this behaviour.

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Kris Christianson

Teacher/Counsellor, Holy Trinity High School
Kris Christianson has been a teacher for 17 years and is the Guidance Counsellor at Holy Trinity High School in Edmonton. He has experience teaching a variety of subjects and received his Masters in School Counselling from the University of Alberta. Kris has been involved in many... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2023 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-2505
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