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Posted by Judy on 27th Jul 2015
I found the book to reinforce information already known; I think some of the information can be used in my counseling with the youth.
Posted by anne on 14th Nov 2014
There was a lot of information about self mutilation, giving helpful information on trends, profiles and therapies. A good book for therapists and care givers. I wuldn't recommend the book for those who self mutilate. The book almost reads as a how to manual. The author goes into detail about highly destructive methods for self harm. In the hands of a young preteen who is only started with either anorexia or light cutting the book could promote ideas on to escalate the self harm. For this reason I didn't want my child reading the book. The book was helpful for me as a parent to identify how the problem could escalate if untreated.
Posted by Betsy Escamilla on 19th Mar 2014
This is an amazing resource! I am a first year school counselor and unfortunately I have several girls who are self-harming. This book is easy to understand and very conscious of not labeling those who cut:)
Posted by Unknown on 17th Apr 2013
I found this book to be extremely helpful with understanding the S.A.F.E. Alternatives program philosophies which I think make so much sense and are very counter intuitive to other treatment approaches that exist. It was also helpful to understand the curriculum for the intensive inpatient program since I have a family member there.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Sep 2012
My Grandaughter needed help..this book was great.
Posted by Sarah on 9th Nov 2011
This is a must read for any self injurer and loved ones of a self injurer! The first half helps explain self injury and the second half is chalk full of coping skills to over come self injury. It is a great book!!!