Helping Children and Young People who Self-harm: An Introduction to Self-harming and Suicidal Behaviours for Health Professionals

1st Edition

Tim McDougall, Marie Armstrong, Gemma Trainor

Published July 5, 2010
Reference - 258 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415499149 - CAT# Y101834

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Every year thousands of children and young people attend emergency departments with problems resulting from self-harm. More still come to the attention of CAMHS teams, school nurses and other community-based services. Helping Children and Young People who Self-harm provides clear and practical guidance for health professionals and other members of the children’s workforce who are confronted by this complex and difficult area.

Providing accessible evidence-based advice, this textbook looks at:

  • what we mean by self-harm and its prevalence
  • the legal background
  • what works for young people who self-harm
  • what children and young people think about self-harm
  • assessment and interventions for self-harm
  • prevention of self-harm
  • service provision and care pathways.

Essential for all those working with children and young people, this textbook contains a glossary of terms, practical strategies and case studies.


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