The Relationship Between Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Family Functioning: Adolescent and Parent Perspectives
|dc.identifier.citation||Kelada, L. and Hasking, P. and Melvin, G. 2016. The Relationship Between Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Family Functioning: Adolescent and Parent Perspectives. Journal of Marital Family Therapy. 42 (3): pp. 536-549.|
We explored parent and adolescent reports of family functioning, how this differed if the parent was aware that their child self-injured, and how parental awareness of self-injury was related to self-injury frequency, self-injury severity, and help seeking. Participants were 117 parent–adolescent dyads, in 23 of which the adolescent self-injured. Adolescents who self-injured reported poorer family functioning than their parents, but parents who did not know about their child's self-injury reported similar functioning to parents whose children did not self-injure. Parents were more likely to know that their child self-injured when the behavior was severe and frequent. Help-seeking was more likely when parents knew about self-injury. Family-based interventions which emphasize perspective-taking could be used to effectively treat self-injury.
|dc.title||The Relationship Between Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Family Functioning: Adolescent and Parent Perspectives|
|dcterms.source.title||Journal of Marital Family Therapy|
|curtin.department||School of Psychology and Speech Pathology|
|curtin.accessStatus||Fulltext not available|
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