By: Clare Kempton Sladden
This article explores the use of narrative practices in a school-based setting to approach safety planning with young people. The article proposes an alternative safety planning tool: The River of Life safety map, which draws on the migration of identity metaphor. The author explores opportunities for collaboration in safety planning and risk management, drawing on feminist ethics. A story of practice gives suggestions for how one may use the map.
Key words: school counselling; self-harm; suicidal Ideation; duty of care; safety planning; risk management; ethic of control; ethic of collaboration; rites of passage; migration of identity; narrative practice.
Kempton Sladden, C. (2023). The River of Life safety map: Narrative journeys in a school-based setting. International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work, (1), 0–0. https://doi.org/10.4320/BPBI1807