The 2019 Jack Tizard Memorial Lecture and National Conference focused on ‘Helping young people in crisis: gender identity, personality problems, and complex trauma.’
Below is the Jack Tizard Memorial Lecture: Professor Keith Hawton ‘Self-harm in children and adolescents: a major health and social problem of our time’. Keith is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Centre for Suicide Research at Oxford University; Consultant Psychiatrist with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
- Dr. Troy Tranah ‘Working with at-risk adolescents’. Troy is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Adolescent At-risk & Forensic Service, Head of Psychology and Psychotherapy for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
- Professor Eamon McCrory ‘How neuroscience is helping to motivate a preventative psychiatry approach: Latent vulnerability and the impact of childhood maltreatment’. Eamon is Professor of Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology, UCL.
Also presenting on the day were;
- Professor Andrea Danese ‘The impact of adverse childhood experiences: Challenges ahead’. Andrea is Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London. Listen to Andrea’s podcast with ACAMH on Trauma.
- Dr. Bernadette Wren ‘Ethical issues arising in the provision of medical interventions for gender diverse children and adolescents’. Bernadette is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
- Dr. Arnon Bentovim ‘Hope for Children and Families Intervention Resources – Working with Complex and Multiple Problems’. Arnon is a Child and Family Psychiatrist, who with his wife Marianne, a Social work Consultant, Individual and Family Therapist founded the Child and Family Practice. We interviewed Arnon about his work, you can listen to the podcast or watch the filmed interview.
About the speaker
Self-harm in children and adolescents: a major health and social problem of our time
Keith is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Centre for Suicide Research at Oxford University; Consultant Psychiatrist with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. For more than 40 years he and his research group have been conducting investigations concerning the causes, treatment, prevention and outcome of suicidal behaviour. He has published more than 500 papers and chapters and 15 books. He has received the following awards: Stengel Research Award from the International Association for Suicide Prevention; Dublin Career Research Award from the American Association of Suicidology; Research Award of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Life Achievement Award presented at the European Symposium of Suicide & Suicidal Behaviour in Israel; Morselli Medal from the International Association of Suicide Research; Finnish Psychiatric Association Medal. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Professor Hawton has a particular interest in epidemiology and clinical management of self-harm, suicide and self-harm in adolescents, media influences on self-harm and evaluation of suicide prevention initiatives.
Key Learning Points
- Nature and development of self-harm in young people
- Factors that contribute to the problem
- How young people and their families can be helped