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.