Self-Harm and Eating Disorders in Schools: A Guide to Whole-School Strategies and Practical Support

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Published UK, 2015
This very practical book helps teachers and guidance officers to gain a better understanding of self-harm and eating disorders by dispelling the myths and misconceptions that surround these behaviours. The book provides advice on whole-school policies and procedures as well as day-to-day strategies to implement in lessons, at mealtimes and in one-to-one sessions. It explains how to respond to disclosures, make referrals and work alongside parents to assist in the road to recovery.

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Teaching Students about Self-Harm and Eating Disorders
Why Students Develop Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms
Talking to Students Causing Concern
Responding to Disclosures and Self-Harm Incidents
Working with Parents
Day-to-Day Strategies for Supporting Recovery at School
Motivational Interviewing as a Tool for Behaviour Change

Pooky Knightsmith is a specialist in child and adolescent mental health in the UK.
Paperback. 224 pages


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