Play for Life
This book suggests theoretical ideas and offers useful guidance that the author hopes will support those working with children who self-harm and ultimately lead to informed, reflective and confident practice... Students and qualified practitioners interested in self-harm or working in this area would benefit from reading this very concise and up to date guide.
Young Minds Magazine
(...) a very refreshing read into how providing good guidance for professionals on self-harm can result in more positive outcomes for young people... This is a research-rich resource which all professionals will benefit from.
This book is targeted at professionals who may encounter, or work with, children and adolescents at risk of self-harming. Walker is an expert in child and adolescent mental health and as a social worker and psychotherapist has had many years of hands on experience... I would not hesitate to recommend this book as it has a lot of useful points and challenges the political system, daring to jump off the fence.
Journal of Public Mental Health
This is a surprising monograph, from an "academic" author whose past work on professional development in child and adolescent mental health is admired by many... Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents is a very personal cri de Coeur by the author, for practitioners across the community to grasp the magnitude of these problems and to take the needs of self-harming young people seriously... perhaps every Head teacher should buy a copy, because statistically they will all have a number of pupils who self-harm?
This book is targeted at professionals who may encounter, or work with, children and adolescents at risk of self-harming. Walker is an expert in child and adolescent mental health and as a social worker and psychotherapist has had many years of hands on experience... this book is the ideal starting point, giving the reader an awareness of the hidden signs, how to approach the young person and their family and the different types of help available.