Year: 2005 Source: Visions Journal, v.2, no.7, (Fall 2005), p.30-31 SIEC No: 20052172

Self-harm among youth is becoming increasingly more common. Those who self-harm do it for different reasons which are to punish themselves, to stop their inner pain, to gain a sense of control, & even for revenge. Self-Abuse Finally Ends (SAFE) offers a 10-week program for those who use self-harming behaviour to cope with inner pain. This program helps clients develop individual skills that help them identify & deal with their emotional reactions, formulate a variety of alternative strategies to deal with trigger events, & then choose & act on more constructive alternatives. (LC) (8 refs)