• The Perceptions of Parents of Adolescents Who Have Experienced Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) Occurrences: Support and Parental Role

      Costello, Florence (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016-04-01)
      This descriptive qualitative scholarly project explored the perceptions of parents of adolescents who have experienced non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Eight interviews were conducted and transcriptions were produced from digital recordings. A software program was used to organize, analyze, and produce findings from the transcribed interviews. Major themes were feelings of shock and helplessness and thoughts of wanting to know. Sub-themes for shock and helplessness were feelings of guilt, feeling of disbelief, feeling anxious, and feeling frightened. Sub-themes for thoughts of wanting to know about were awareness, parental involvement and available support.