Self Injurious Behavior
Janis Whitlock, PhD, MPH
Director, Cornell Research Program
on Self-Injurious Behavior
It is widely believed that the number of youth who intentionally injure their bodies by cutting, burning, or engaging in other forms of mutilation has increased in recent years. Join Dr. Janis Whitlock as she summarizes what we know and don't know about self-injury. In addition to sharing what is known about the prevalence, nature, and contagiosity of self-injurious behavior in the general youth population, she will share results from a New York State study of self-injury in schools. The talk will end with recommendations for detection, intervention, and prevention of self-injury in adolescents and young adults.
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:
- Describe the risks of teen depression.
- Recognize the signs of self-injurious behavior.
- Identify resources for adolescents who need treatment.
Originally broadcast October 19, 2006
For the purposes of providing continuing education credits, this program was reviewed in December, 2008 and renewed until December 2010.
School of Public Health, University at Albany, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
These activities have been assigned code 6VKSFE-PRV-06-004 and has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.
The School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for 1.0 Category One credits towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.