Youth Self-Injury Prevention

Self Injury

Youth Self-Injury is a half-day training designed by Nunavummiut for Nunavummiut to provide an overview in understanding the reasons why youth may self-injure and then provide practical strategies for working with self-injuring youth.  Participants do not need any formal preparation to attend the training.  We encourage all frontline and service staff to take this training, from support through administration, as well as caregivers.  We also recommend supplementing this training with Cultural Competency Training available through various agencies in Nunavut, including IIKELC.

What is unique about this workshop?

Due to the sensitive nature of this topic and the high rates of self-injury among youth in North America, the training has been built in a way that gives participants the tool to support individuals who might be thinking of or acting on self-injury. Participants will learn what self-injury is and is not, the warning signs of self-injury, and how self-injury may present itself in impacted individuals. Participants will also learn who self-harm and why, how to respond to individuals who self-harm, and how to respond to self-injury contagion. 

Training Process and Resources:

This interactive training involves direct instruction combined with small and large group discussions. Participants will receive handouts to supplement training and referenced resources providing additional detail on youth self-injury.




English (interpretation is available)


Minimum of 10-20 participants needed



Training is provided by Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatigiit
Embrace Life Council certified trainers

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