The ‘Coping with self-harm: A Guide for Parents and Carers’ is aimed at helping parents and carers cope when a young person is self-harming. It was developed by researchers at the University of Oxford.
The guide covers: definitions of self-harm; possible signs; reasons young people self-harm; potential future problems; how to have conversations with your child about self-harm; ways to support your child; managing injuries; alternatives to suggest; when to seek further help; telling others; and attending to your own needs as a parent. It stresses the importance of communication and provides practical tips. Sources of help are listed for both parents/carers and young people.
The overall aim is to increase understanding of self-harm, provide strategies to help young people, and support parents/carers experiencing this challenging situation.
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