Many teenagers are dealing with their emotional pain by inflicting physical pain upon themselves, whether we can see it on the surface or not. While we may never fully understand the motives behind self-harm and cutting, we can begin to understand why some teenagers cut, and more importantly, we can learn how to help. In this presentation Marv will take you into the world of self-injury, defining what it is – and what it is not. Marv will show you how to recognize the signs of self-injury and help you understand the cycle of addiction that has become everyday life for so many hurting teenagers. He will also give you the tools and wisdom to help a self-injurer find hope and healing. The content of this presentation is based upon Marv’s book, Hope and Healing For Kids Who Cut.
This presentation is targeted for youth workers, teachers, and parents. It can be presented in a 2 or 4 hour format.