Addressing self-injury in the school setting


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Shapiro S
Allen Press

Journal of School Nursing. 2008 Jun; 24(3): 124-30. A comprehensive plan for school nurses and guidance department staff. Discusses: the alarming increase of self-injurious behavior among adolescents; school nurses, educated about self-injury, as resources for other school staff members; prevention strategies for all adolescents and for at-risk adolescents; referral and early access to counseling; and educating staff members and parents. Includes “Self injury protocol”, which offers different plans for three types of self-injurious behavior: when suicidal behavior is present; when suicidal thinking is present; and when low-lethality self-injury is present.