Week 3 Discussion 1: What Factors Influence Self-Injurious Behavior?

Initial Post
Review the Self-Harm website.
Watch the videos:

5 Not Obvious Signs of Self Harm (4:16 minutes) (atteched transcript)
5 Not Obvious Signs of Self Harm Video Video Transcript (attached transcript)
Self Harm: What is it About? (12:00 minutes)
Self Harm: What is it About? Video Transcript

Self-injurious behavior is a manifestation of emotion-focused coping.

Discuss some causes that may explain why youth engage in self-injurious behaviors.
Choose one of the self-injurious behaviors that interests you.
Discuss what the research says about the etiology or the causative factors for these behaviors.
What evidence-based treatment modalities have been recognized as helpful in managing these behaviors?

I have attached a file of examples from previous students to help also

Provides clear examples supported by course content and references.
Cites three or more references, using at least one new scholarly resource that was not provided in the course materials.