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