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Cutting, scratching, burning, hair-pulling. For some adolescents, experiencing self-inflicted physical pain

becomes a regular practice to manage psychological pain. This is not a rare phenomenon. In fact, studies

have put the range anywhere from 12%–37% of high schoolers engaging in some form of self-harm

(Cornell University, 2021). Whether used as a coping mechanism, a way to express anger, or for dealing

with intense emotional pain, self-harm (also known as self-injury) is often a call for help.

Social workers must understand self-harm warning signs and intervention strategies in order to

appropriately respond. In this Assignment, you develop a presentation to raise awareness and educate

other social work professionals on this issue.

Reference:

Cornell University. (2021). How common is self-injury among adolescents and young adults?

TO PREPARE:

Review the Learning Resources on self-harm in adolescence. Conduct additional research on

this topic.

Imagine that you are tasked with presenting on self-harm at a professional conference. You need to be

able to educate others on what to look for and how to approach an adolescent who is showing signs of

self-harm.

Submit a 5- to 6-slide narrated PowerPoint presentation explaining the

indicators of self-harm, appropriate interventions, and follow-up steps for

professionals needing to respond to adolescents who self-harm.

NOTE: PowerPoint slides should present bulleted text on the slides with a full transcript of the

presentation in the notes section. Please use the Learning Resources and additional research

to support your presentation. Include citations and a Reference slide to document the sources

you have used.

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