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Self-injury and postvention: Responding to the family in crisis

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kelly L. Wester, Associate Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Postvention actions are commonly employed after completed suicides and suicide attempts but can be adapted to assist affected family members in dealing with other types of crisis. The authors adapt a postvention model to be applied to systemically working with families who have a member engaging in self-injurious behavior. Recommendations for counselors who work with youth who self-injure and their families are provided.

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Publication
The Family Journal, 14, 342-348
Language: English
Date: 2006
Keywords
self-injury; postvention; crisis; families