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Since it's founding in 1997, the CYC-Net discussion group has been asked thousands of questions. These questions often generate many replies from people in all spheres of the Child and Youth Care profession and contain personal experiences, viewpoints, as well as recommended resources.

Below are some of the threads of discussions on varying Child and Youth Care related topics.

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Self harm?

Hello, My name is Tania and I work in an all girls group home. I was wondering if you could give me some documentation on self harm and intervention methods that I could try with one of the girls I work with?

Thanks for your attention; I am hoping to hear from you soon.

Tania Chartrand

A great resource on the topic of self-harm in terms of research and information is called:

A Bright Red Scream

Vanessa Lalonde

Hi Tania

Suggest you have a look at this Cornell site

Johnnie Gibson (Ireland)

Check out the above website. If you go under Google (or any other engine) type in "self-harm" or "self-injurious behaviors" and several websites will come up.

Have a good one...

Raquel Rodriguez


I found The truth about self harm: or young people and their friends and family by Celia Richardson quite good.

Aisling Malone

Hello. In addition to the helpful suggestions here, I also recommend the Interdisciplinary National Self-Injury in Youth Network Canada

This website includes a number of useful resources for youth, family members and professionals. It also includes recent research on the topic.

Hope you find this useful.

Jennifer White

Awesome website! (

Raquel Rodriguez

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