Educational or Curriculum

The Signs of Self Injury Program (SOSI)

Initiative Description: The Signs of Self- Injury Program (SOSI). Schools implemented the SOSI program according to the implementation guide during one 50-min class period. The implementation involved introducing the topic, showing the video components (approx. 18 min), and facilitating class discussion using the accompanying discussion guide (approx. 20–25 min). As part of the program, students are also given a self-assessment form to complete.

Study results: Program increased accurate knowledge and improved help-seeking attitudes and intentions among students.

Reference: Muehlenkamp, J. J., Walsh, B. W., & McDade, M. (2010). Preventing non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents: The signs of Self-Injury Program. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39(3), 306–314.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good