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Deliberate Self-Harm in Adolescence
     

Deliberate Self-Harm in Adolescence

by Claudine Fox, Keith Hawton (Editor)
 

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Self-harm in adolescence and late teens is known to be increasing, though it is difficult to detect and inconsistently recorded. This thorough, practical and evidence-based book provides guidance for professionals and parents caring for children and young people at risk of self-harm and suicide.

Claudine Fox and Keith Hawton discuss risk factors for self-harm,

Overview

Self-harm in adolescence and late teens is known to be increasing, though it is difficult to detect and inconsistently recorded. This thorough, practical and evidence-based book provides guidance for professionals and parents caring for children and young people at risk of self-harm and suicide.

Claudine Fox and Keith Hawton discuss risk factors for self-harm, including depression, substance abuse and antisocial behaviour, and critically examine key screening instruments that can be used to assess risk. They describe how suicidal behaviour can be managed and prevented, and look at the effectiveness of aftercare treatment for those who self-harm, including school-based suicide-prevention programs and family therapy. Also addressed are common myths about self-harm and the problem of varying definitions in this field.

Deliberate Self-Harm in Adolescence clearly summarizes and evaluates current research into suicidal behaviour - it is essential reading for social workers, mental health professionals, GPs, teachers and parents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843102373
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
06/15/2004
Series:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.01(d)

Meet the Author

Claudine Fox is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Primary Health Care Studies, University of Warwick. Her other research interests include childhood onset eating problems and children's knowledge and understanding of mental as well as physical illness. Keith Hawton is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Centre for Suicide Research at Oxford University. He is co-editor of the International Handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide and has been presented with awards from the International Association for Suicide Prevention (1995), the American Association of Suicidology (2001), and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (2002).

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