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Let's Talk about SIB ~ Self Injurious Behaviours
**Please note** This meeting is part of a UBC Research Study and is reserved for parents/primary caregivers of a person with Self Injurious Behaviours. A Consent Form and Survey will need to be done after registration

Self-Injurious behaviour can be defined as: self-directed injury that is non-suicidal in nature and causes physical trauma. These isolating behaviours may affect children with intellectual impairment, autism or other forms of neurodiversity. SIB is a multifaceted behaviour that is difficult to understand and treat as the diagnosis varies across individuals. Currently, proper evidence-based care does not exist, so it can be extremely challenging to care for children with severe SIB.

Are you a parent/primary caregiver of a person with Self Injurious Behaviours? Are you passionate about taking your learning to the next level? As a parent/primary caregiver do you want to learn more on how to support yourself and your child? We are bringing to you a unique 6-part series to learn and explore ways to support families and their children. These six sessions are meant to promote education around severe SIB, to create a supportive SIB community, as well as to advocate for better health outcomes.

Join us for the Workshop Series

September 13, 2021 — Sleeping Like a Baby
October 18, 2021 — Safety: Equipment or Medication
November 8, 2021 — Medically Controversial Topics (Cannabis and CBD)
December 13, 2021 — A Mixed Bag: Psychiatric Comorbidities
January 10, 2022 — Things We Take for Granted: Feeding and Toileting
February 14, 2022 — Getting to the Source: Structured Behavioural Observations, Functional Analysis, Hanley Method

Family Support Institute of BC (FSI) is a provincial not-for-profit society committed to supporting families who have a family member with a disability.
FSI is unique in Canada and the only grass roots family to family organization that has a broad volunteer base.
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