As you are likely aware, non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a way young people cope with stress. However, it is a behaviour that is understandably concerning for school staff, parents and young people themselves. This research is part of an international project being undertaken by the International Consortium on Self-Injury in Educational Settings. Researchers from Curtin University in Australia are working alongside others from McGill University in Canada and Cornell University in the USA collecting the same information from school leaders. The aim is to better understand how we can address and respond to NSSI in schools.
This survey will examine school administrators’ (principals and vice-principals) perspectives and knowledge about nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), response to NSSI in schools, perceived barriers and training needs. The online questionnaire will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. No identifying information will be requested. The results will be used to create training specific for school administrators in effectively responding to NSSI.
The survey can be accessed here:https://curtin.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_54S4pLF7mBu5klT
This project has been approved by the Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC number HRE2017-0047).