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Thursday, February 27 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Self-Harm: An Educational and Community Approach

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Self-Harm continues to be a serious issue among adolescents, and is a major concern for teachers, counsellors and parents. This session outlines an educational approach to self harm that examines myths, positive vs. negative coping strategies, and barriers to seeking help. Participants will be given ideas for classroom presentations, staff PD and parent information sessions. Creating a common understanding about self-harm will help to reduce stigma and encourage students to seek help.


Kris Christianson

Kris Christianson has been a teacher with Edmonton Catholic Schools for the past 14 years, and has been a guidance counsellor for the past 6 years. He completed his Masters in School Counselling at the University of Alberta, and has developed several initiatives to address mental... Read More →