Hi, I am seeking your assistance in advertising a research study in which we aim to ascertain the views of Australian principals and vice principals regarding the appropriate way to respond to and address self-injury in schools.
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.
This survey will examine school administratorsâ (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. We would appreciate you help in distributing this invitation to principals in your network via email, newsletters, and social media. The survey can be accessed here: https://curtin.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_54S4pLF7mBu5klT
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the study. A/Prof Penelope Hasking School of Psychology Curtin University Penelope.Hasking@curtin.edu.au Ph: 08 9266 3437
This project has been approved by the Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC number HRE2017-0047).