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Exploring the Utility and Personal Relevance of Co-Produced Multiplicity Resources with Young People

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Exploring the Utility and Personal Relevance of Co-Produced Multiplicity Resources with Young People. / Parry, Sarah; Eve, Zarah; Myers, Gemma.

In: Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, Vol. 15, No. 2, 30.06.2022, p. 427-429.

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Parry, S, Eve, Z & Myers, G 2022, 'Exploring the Utility and Personal Relevance of Co-Produced Multiplicity Resources with Young People', Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 427-429. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-021-00377-7

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Parry, S., Eve, Z., & Myers, G. (2022). Exploring the Utility and Personal Relevance of Co-Produced Multiplicity Resources with Young People. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 15(2), 427-429. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-021-00377-7

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Parry S, Eve Z, Myers G. Exploring the Utility and Personal Relevance of Co-Produced Multiplicity Resources with Young People. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma. 2022 Jun 30;15(2):427-429. Epub 2021 Jul 27. doi: 10.1007/s40653-021-00377-7

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Parry, Sarah ; Eve, Zarah ; Myers, Gemma. / Exploring the Utility and Personal Relevance of Co-Produced Multiplicity Resources with Young People. In: Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma. 2022 ; Vol. 15, No. 2. pp. 427-429.

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abstract = "Multiplicity, the experience of more than one self in the body, is an under-researched area of young people{\textquoteright}s mental health. The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of experts-by-experience within a community sample regarding two specific resources: a co-produced self-help guide about multiplicity for adolescents, and a set of guidelines for supporting someone who identifies as {\textquoteleft}multiple{\textquoteright}. 34 participants (Mage= 22.06, 2.26 SD; 15F, 1M, 18NBG) completed an online survey consisting of open-ended and Likert scale questions to assess the language, utility, transferability and therapeutic impact of the materials. Descriptive statistics and a Foucauldian-informed Narrative Analysis were employed to analyse responses, producing a summary of utility and two narrative chapters. The emergent chapters, {\textquoteleft}Breaking the Stigma{\textquoteright} and {\textquoteleft}Recognising the Many{\textquoteright}, highlight the need for greater understanding and awareness of multiplicity, with psychoeducation materials viewed as helpful. Inclusive language can reduce stigma and normalise multiplicity as a response to trauma. With greater understanding, practitioners and researchers can collaborate with young people through trauma wise care, providing multiplicity sensitive language and support. Overall, the term {\textquoteleft}parts{\textquoteright} was viewed as problematic by the participants as it could imply the plural system is not coexisting as a whole. Additionally, opinions varied as to how much diagnostic language could and should be used to describe multiplicity; linguistically and conceptually. Importantly, compassion was seen as particularly essential for younger selves within the system; older in their years and presence, but often more vulnerable within the societies in which the system resides.",
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