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ERIC Number: EJ872682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4385
School Response to Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Toste, Jessica R.; Heath, Nancy L.
Prevention Researcher, v17 n1 p14-17 2010
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a growing concern among professionals working with youth. Recent studies exploring the occurrence of NSSI in middle and high schools indicate that 15% to 20% of students will admit to having engaged in this behavior at least once. The alarming number of adolescents engaging in NSSI poses a challenge to all school-based professionals. This article focuses on the management of NSSI within the schools. Guidelines for responding to NSSI on a personnel and system-level are described, including critical information for school-based professionals working with youth who engage in NSSI. Subsequently, developing policies related to NSSI across the school, such as school-wide prevention, contagion issues, and development of a school response protocol are discussed. (Contains 1 footnote and 2 boxes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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