Date of Award
Doctorate in Education
School or College
School of Education
Research on self-harm and children tends to focus on adolescent children (12 years of age and above). There is limited available information about self-harm in children ages 11 years and younger. This study utilized autoethnography as the methodology to provide a rich description of the professional experiences and practices of an elementary school principal who worked with self-harming primary-aged students. Based on an autoethnographical analysis, this study proposes future research and makes recommendations for school leaders implementing trauma-informed practices, educators working with self-harming students, and districts committed to proactive support.
Rose, Jason Daniel, "Student Self-Harm: The Impact on an Elementary School Principal's Leadership" (2021). LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations. 1084.