Hope & Healing for Kids Who Self-Harm

Breakout from Marv Penner | Self-injury is no longer a rare psychological oddity touching a few fringe kids in another youth group. It is an all-too-common expression of the intense emotions some kids are feeling these days—and most of us don’t understand it, much less have a clue about what to do about it. We’ll hear stories of real kids who use cutting, carving, burning and other self-injurious behaviors to cope with what’s going on inside. We’ll learn to understand what drives their unusual behaviors and we’ll explore some of the practical do’s and don’ts when kids choose to share their struggles with us.