Response and training needs of school staff towards student self-injury
Emily Berger, Faculty of Education, Australia ; Penelope Hasking, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Australia ; Andrea Reupert, Faculty of Education, Australia
TATE Volume 44, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Although school staff are in a prime position to intervene with students who self-injure, how they respond to these students and their training needs regarding self-injury have not been examined. The aims of this study were to explore the responses and training needs of school staff towards youth self-injury. Pre- and in-service teachers and other school staff (N = 768) completed open-ended questions. Results suggested that school staff require training to respond effectively and confidently to students who self-injure. Self-injury education programs may enhance the knowledge and confidence of staff to detect and respond to students who self-injure.
Berger, E., Hasking, P. & Reupert, A. (2014). Response and training needs of school staff towards student self-injury. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 44(1), 25-34. Elsevier Ltd.