011: Self-Injury -- How Do I Help and What Do I Need to Know? Interview with Dr. Marv Penner

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When your students are hurting and experiencing sadness, anxiety, fear, or loneliness they might struggle with how best to manage their pain and it can be intimidating and overwhelming when you discover someone has chosen self-injury for their pain management. How should you respond? Who else needs to know? Why would someone who is already hurting on the inside start hurting themselves on the outside?

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To learn more about this topic you’ll find the following two books are incredibly helpful resources:

Hope and Healing for Kids Who Cut: Learning to Understand and Help Those Who Self-Injure by Marv Penner

Help! My Kids Are Hurting: A Survival Guide to Working with Students in Pain by Marv Penner

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