Journal of Interprofessional Care
Deliberate Self-Harm in Adolescence addresses the seriousness and importance of the issue of self-harming behaviour in adolescence, and in particular the pressing need for awareness and research. The publication provides rigorous current research and an associated understanding of a number of issues relating to self - hard and more particularly suicide. Commissioned by FOCUS, a child and adolescent mental health project which aims to promote evidence based practice through the dissemination of information, the book reviews existing literature, critically appraises current research and ultimately establishes a knowledge based and practice base regarding self-harming and suicidal behaviour.
Child & Family Social Work
This book covers the major issues surrounding risk factors, tools for identifying those adolescents at risk, service management and preventive measures… the book is well written, with a clear style and layout, occasionally illustrating the test with quotes and providing a brief summary of at the end of each chapter… This is an interesting book written primarily for practitioners and those undertaking research in the field'.
Mental Health Practice
Self-harm during adolescence is known to be on the increase. The authors of this book broker policy and evidence based practice and translated this into practical suggestions for the mental health professionals.
This book would be particularly useful to people in the academic world, specialists in mental health, practitioners and policy makers- It has useful pointers to key models and research.
Care and Health Magazine
a useful and thorough grounding in the subject for a wide variety of health and social care professionals, and for parents or carers.