‘Listen to them’: Adolescents’ views on helping young people who self-injure
MetadataShow full item record
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) among adolescents is a significant problem, yet the majority do not seek professional help. Parents and teachers are arguably most in contact with young people, and are critical in identifying and referring adolescent self-injurers. This study explored what adolescents believe parents and teachers can do to help young people who self-injure. A school-based sample of 2637 students (aged 12–18 years) completed a self-report questionnaire. Adolescents believe having non-judgemental parents and teachers to talk to, improved parent–child relationships, referral to professionals, reduced school pressures, and student education, are pivotal to helping young self-injurers. However, many adolescents, particularly those exposed to NSSI, were unsure about whether parents and teachers could do anything to help. These finding have important implications for educational programs that prepare parents and teachers to address adolescent NSSI.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
The Relationship Between Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Family Functioning: Adolescent and Parent PerspectivesKelada, L.; Hasking, Penelope; Melvin, G. (2016)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, ...
What happens when you tell someone you self-injure? The effects of disclosing NSSI to adults and peersHasking, P.; Rees, Clare; Martin, G.; Quigley, J. (2015)Background: Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is associated with significant adverse consequences, including increased risk of suicide, and is a growing public health concern. Consequently, facilitating help-seeking in youth ...
Berger, E.; Hasking, Penelope; Martin, G. (2014)Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is of increasing concern, yet many adolescents who self-injure are reluctant to seek professional help. Instead, they turn to friends for support, although it is unclear what these friends ...