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Deliberate Self-Harm in Adolescence - Claudie Fox

Deliberate Self-Harm in Adolescence


Published: 15th June 2004
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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, 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.

1. Introduction -- 2. The Prevalence of Suicidal Behaviour in Adolescence -- 3. Risk Factors for Adolescent Suicidal Behaviour -- 4. Identifying at-risk Adolescents -- 5. Services for Adolescents -- 6. The Outcome of Suicidal Behaviour in Adolescence -- 7. Managing Adolescent Suicidal Behaviour -- 8. Preventing Adolescent Suicidal Behaviour -- 9. Future Prospects -- Messages to take away -- Future research -- Further Information -- References -- Subject Index -- Author Index -- Appendix -- Searching the Literature -- Criteria for considering papers -- Quality of research -- Criteria for Considering Papers for Critical Appraisal.

ISBN: 9781846420160
ISBN-10: 1846420164
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 15th June 2004