Meanings of non-suicidal self-injury: Changing functions and challenging responses

Please note this seminar is now full

Tuesday 8 August 2017 • 12.30pm to 1.30pm
CRFR meeting room, 23 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh

Cate Curtis, University of Waikato, New Zealand

This seminar is focused on the results of research with young people who engage in non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in New Zealand. It draws mainly on qualitative research, supplemented with a survey, to explore why young people self-injure, what benefits they get from it, and why and how they stop.
The findings suggest that as NSSI has become more common in the last decade, the underlying reasons and risk factors have shifted, and therefore assumptions about the appropriate responses should be reconsidered. This seminar will cover links between sexual abuse and NSSI.

This seminar is free to attend but booking is essential. To book please email

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