ERIC Number: EJ1123095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Position Paper for Guiding Response to Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Schools
Hasking, Penelope A.; Heath, Nancy L.; Kaess, Michael; Lewis, Stephen P.; Plener, Paul L.; Walsh, Barent W.; Whitlock, Janis; Wilson, Marc S.
School Psychology International, v37 n6 p644-663 Dec 2016
Around the world, school staff are increasingly expressing concern about nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and how best to address this behavior in the school setting. However, there is a notable lack of informed guidance for schools, and clear inconsistencies in the practices school staff adopt. In this position paper we draw on our collective research and clinical expertise to provide best-practice guidelines for addressing NSSI in school settings. We outline the importance of a school protocol, and the key features all school protocols should contain. We also focus on how schools can minimize contagion of NSSI within their school environment. We believe these guidelines will be an important starting point for schools interested in developing an evidence-based approach to addressing NSSI.
Descriptors: Position Papers, Self Destructive Behavior, School Counseling, Guidelines, Best Practices, Caseworker Approach, School Policy, School Accidents, Referral, Parent Participation, Identification, Intervention, Educational Practices, School Safety
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