(Answered) SOCW 6200 week 6 Discussion: Dalia’s Behavior

Argumentative behavior, engagement in physical altercations, and evidence of mood swings can all indicate that an adolescent is experiencing anger and depression. Self-harming can surface in adolescents, too, as they experience difficult emotions.

For this Discussion, read the case study of Dalia and consider what you, as her social worker, would do if you observed self-harm indicators.

By Day 3

Post a brief explanation of self-harming behaviors that Dalia is exhibiting. Describe theoretical approaches and practical skills you would employ in working with Dalia. How might familial relationships result in Dalia’s self-harming behavior? Please use the Learning Resources to support your answer


Self-harm is among the main challenges affecting adolescents. According to Moorey (2010), self-harm can be described as an approach to cope with the inner feelings. Important to note also is that self-harm is more prevalent among families and homes that are in a repressive environment. Parents are required to check for symptoms and signs that reflect self-harm. These include injuries that are unexplained, covering up, changes in mood and behavior, and reduced self-esteem…….Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5