HARM Youth Version

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The Hamilton Anatomy of Risk Management—Youth Version (HARM-YV) is designed for use in the management of youth in detention or treatment settings.

The form for the Hamilton Anatomy of Risk Management Youth Version (HARM-YV)

Stage 1: PAST

  • History of offences
  • In the HARM-YV, the focus of the historical violence assessment is the patient’s criminal record.
  • Historical risk factors

Stage 2: CURRENT

  • Aggression tracking
  • The authors encourage the use of the AIS or a similar instrument to record and track aggressive incidents.
  • Current risk factors
  • The HARM-YV adds several risk factors relevant specifically to youth.
  • Self-harm incidents
  • Protective factors

Stage 3: FUTURE

  • Violence risk assessment
  • Because many patients do well with structure and supervision but may be at higher risk without these, risk is assessed with professional (or mental health support) and without.
  • Suicide risk assessment
  • In the HARM-YV, suicide risk is assessed with and without professional support.
  • Risk management plan
  • Stressors and destabilizers
  • Privileges
  • In the HARM-YV, privileges are chosen from options for onsite and offsite privileges, including time periods.

HARM-YV workbooks and tear-away pads are available for purchase on the Supplies page.