See My Pain

Creative Strategies and Activites for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure

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SKU: 380-Net

This book provides a collection of strategies and activities to help children and adolescents who deliberately self-injure. A variety of hands-on creative arts approaches are featured that can be used in private practice and school settings. When working with youth who self-injure it is helpful to have a variety of creative approaches at your fingertips. The approaches and activities in this book can be used with individuals or with a small group. The activities help children/adolescents to express their feelings understand why they self-injure engage in a healing process explore new methods of coping and prevention and find new meaning and purpose in their lives.

The book provides a description of self-injury in young people and its underlying causes. Then an overview of therapeutic approaches is presented along with suggestions for the professional counselor/social worker/psychologist teachers and parents. Sample assessment questions and activities are included.

The following 15 strategies with activities and reproducibles are listed below:

  • Crucial Communication Skills
  • Creative Journaling
  • Personal Strength Coaching
  • Relaxation/Guided Imagery
  • Visual Arts
  • Metaphors
  • Sand Tray
  • Music
  • Story Telling
  • Tactile Diversion
  • Creative Dramatics
  • Animals and Nature
  • Prayer Power
  • Mentoring
  • Clay
Written by Susan Bowman, Kaye Randall
Paperback ISBN 9781598501254
Grades 5-12
128 pages
Release Date May 1, 2012

Additional information

Format

Paperback

Edition

3rd

Language

English

Publisher

Youthlight, Inc.

Susan Bowman

Susan has worked as a social worker, and school counselor at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She has also worked as a counselor for incarcerated youth and started a non-profit, faith-based organization (Youth Hope Foundation) to help these young people. In 2005, the GED Testing Service awarded Susan with its highest honor, the Cornelius P. Turner Award, presented annually to a GED graduate who has made outstanding contributions to society in education or public, or social service. The award is named for Cornelius P. Turner, the founder of the GED Testing Program.

Susan has written 20 books and has led professional seminars throughout the U.S. and abroad on topics such as mentoring, challenging adolescents and self-injury. Susan’s remarkable life-story has been an encouragement to young people and professionals. She ran away from home at age 14. By age 19, she was divorced, on welfare and the mother of three children. Yet, with only a 7th grade education, a mentor encouraged her to pursue her education and she eventually earned a GED, then a BA degree, and finally an Ed.S. degree in counseling. Her experience as a runaway and teen mom has helped her to reach some of the most distraught youth in juvenile detention facilities.

Susan Bowman

Susan has worked as a social worker, and school counselor at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She has also worked as a counselor for incarcerated youth and started a non-profit, faith-based organization (Youth Hope Foundation) to help these young people. In 2005, the GED Testing Service awarded Susan with its highest honor, the Cornelius P. Turner Award, presented annually to a GED graduate who has made outstanding contributions to society in education or public, or social service. The award is named for Cornelius P. Turner, the founder of the GED Testing Program.

Susan has written 20 books and has led professional seminars throughout the U.S. and abroad on topics such as mentoring, challenging adolescents and self-injury. Susan’s remarkable life-story has been an encouragement to young people and professionals. She ran away from home at age 14. By age 19, she was divorced, on welfare and the mother of three children. Yet, with only a 7th grade education, a mentor encouraged her to pursue her education and she eventually earned a GED, then a BA degree, and finally an Ed.S. degree in counseling. Her experience as a runaway and teen mom has helped her to reach some of the most distraught youth in juvenile detention facilities.

$26.95

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