Adolescents who self-harm: Professional staff knowledge, attitudes and training needs
TIMSON, Debbie and PRIEST, Helena and CLARK-CARTER, David (2012) Adolescents who self-harm: Professional staff knowledge, attitudes and training needs. Journal of Adolescence, 35 (5). pp. 1307-1314. ISSN 01401971Full text not available from this repository.
Abstract or description
This study aimed to investigate professional staff attitudes and knowledge about adolescents who engage in self-harming behaviour and to identify training needs. Previous research has suggested that medical and health care staff perceptions may reinforce the stigma associated with such behaviour and therefore jeopardise the effectiveness of interventions. To date, no available research exists on the views of school teachers. Participants recruited for the study were 120 qualified professionals working within an Accident and Emergency Department (A&E), Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and a Secondary School, based within the West Midlands, United Kingdom. Results demonstrated statistically significant differences between the groups. CAMHS staff were more knowledgeable and felt more effective than either A&E staff or teachers, whereas A&E staff expressed more negative attitudes. 95% of all staff reported that they would benefit from further training. These findings are discussed in relation to practice issues.
|Faculty:||Previous Faculty of Health Sciences > Psychology, Sport and Exercise|
|Depositing User:||Helena PRIEST|
|Date Deposited:||21 Jun 2013 15:21|
|Last Modified:||21 Jun 2013 15:21|
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