Date of Award
Program or Major
Master of Arts
David J Hebert
Many research studies have been focused on self-injury pertaining to adolescents in an in-patient community. There has been little research conducted on adolescents in normative populations that are engaging in self-injurious behavior which is on the rise. The importance of educating an entire community concerning self-injurious behavior is vital in order to help prevent this growing trend. Educators in our schools are not fully prepared to deal with self-injurers and how to help them through intervention and treatment. The need for a developed curriculum in the schools to educate the students, faculty, and staff is crucial in addressing the increasing rise of self-injury behaviors and the overall well being of adolescents.
Desrosiers, Leslie, "Self-injury behavior in adolescents: An education and prevention model" (2009). Master's Theses and Capstones. 104.