Resources for teachers and other school staff

 

The high prevalence of NSSI in adolescence and the associated risk factors, including:

 

  • deteriorating academic performance

  • being bullied

  • poor social connectedness

 

place school staff in a unique position to identify and refer at risk youth, facilitate help-seeking, and prevent escalation of NSSI. Referral by school staff is a significant factor in whether adolescents who self-injure receive timely treatment.

 

International Consortium on Self-Injury in Educational Setttings (ICSES)