The Parent's Guide to Self Harm; What Parents Need to Know

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2012-10-01
  • Publisher: Lion UK
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Written by parents for parents, this handy guide book shows both how to dealand helpwhen a child is engaging in self-harm An ever-increasing number of young people are turning to self-harm in order to cope with the pressures of modern living, and this poses a huge problem for parents and others who care for them. This book provides the answers needed to the pressing questions these parents struggle with daily, and shows that there is hope in these distressing situations. Questions addressed include: How do I know for sure whether my child is self-harming? How should I approach my child? What help and treatment is available to us? What can I do to help my child?and How have other parents coped?Full of the real-life experiences of parents who have been there, this is a practical book that will both inform and equip parents to help their children and themselves get through this difficult time.

Author Biography

Jane Smith is the director of Anorexia & Bulimia Care—which also helps sufferers of self-harm—and has helped her own daughters through self-harm. She is the author of First Steps Out of Eating Disorders and The Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
About ABC's Parent Helplinep. 8
Introductionp. 10
Discovering Your Child Self-Harmsp. 12
Understanding Self-Harmp. 24
Adolescence and Self-Harmp. 36
How Can Self-Harm Be Effective?p. 48
Underlying Issuesp. 60
Predisposing Factorsp. 72
Self-Harm and Eating Disordersp. 84
Coping with Self-Harmp. 96
Moving Towards Recoveryp. 108
Managing the Physical Effects of Self-Harmp. 120
Finding Professional Medical Helpp. 134
Finding and Receiving Therapyp. 146
Overcoming Self-Harmp. 160
Living Life Free from Self-Harmp. 172
Appendix First Aid Chartp. 176
Notesp. 180
Suggested Readingp. 183
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)p. 184
Useful Contactsp. 185
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