ISBN: 9780415499149

Helping Children and Young People who Self-harm



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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