The issue of self-injury has become increasingly visible in the world of adolescents and young adults in recent years. The chaos of divorce, poverty, substance abuse, mental illness, and neglect has kids looking for ways to manage chronic and overwhelming emotional pain. In Hope and Healing author Marv Penner will take you into the world of self-injury, defining what it is and what it is not. He provides the tools and wisdom to help understand the pain and confusion a self-injurer experiences and how to walk with them toward the Light to find hope and healing.
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Customer Reviews for Hope and Healing for Kids Who Cut: Learning to Understand and Help Those Who Self-Injure - eBook
Review 1 for Hope and Healing for Kids Who Cut: Learning to Understand and Help Those Who Self-Injure - eBook
It was so nice to get some information regarding cutting written by a Christian. That doesn't seem to be an easy thing to do these days. I especially appreciated the hope the author gives in dealing with this heartbreaking issue.
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Review 2 for Hope and Healing for Kids Who Cut: Learning to Understand and Help Those Who Self-Injure - eBook
I struggled with cutting for almost six years and have read a dozen books on the topic, but I still learned something new from this book! The information Marv gave on the developmental stages of adolescents was probably the most helpful section of the book for me; it made sense of why all the "issues" in my early childhood (child of divorce, part of a blended family, feelings of abandonment and rejection) that didn't seem to be a big deal as a kid came to a destructive head during adolescence.
Overall, Marv's book provides a balanced look at why people self-injure AND how to help them. It's a worthy contribution to the growing body of Christian literature on the subject.
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Review 3 for Hope and Healing for Kids Who Cut: Learning to Understand and Help Those Who Self-Injure - eBook
As a high school Counselor this has been the best book I have seen in helping kids who struggle with self injury. Penner speaks to kids, parents and helpers. A very practical and insightful book to help all understand the what is behind the cutting.