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S.A.F.E. Focus™ Leader Manual – $39.95

Special pricing available for Leader manual and workbooks in quantities greater than 5.

S.A.F.E. Focus™ is a voluntary support group that utilizes guidelines developed by the S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® Program. This support group focuses on identifying, verbalizing, and tolerating feelings, rather than on underlying issues.  Please visit our website to view the table of contents for this manual.   

Purchasing the leader manual entitles the bearer to list their group on our website for 1 year.  You may renew your listing each year for a nominal fee. 

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S.A.F.E. Focus™ Participant Manual

Special pricing available for Leader manual and workbooks in quantities greater than 5.

Would you like to start or join a self-help group for Self Injury?

S.A.F.E. Focus™ is a voluntary support group that utilizes guidelines developed by the S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® Program.  This support group focuses on identifying, verbalizing, and tolerating feelings, rather than on underlying issues.

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Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-injurers – $15                          

by Karen Conterio and Wendy Lader, Ph.D.

An authoritative examination of the behavior of self-injury. Written by the founders of S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (Self Abuse Finally Ends), it clearly defines what self-injury is and explains the kind of emotional trauma that can lead to self-injurious behaviors.  Bodily Harm, offers a course of treatment based on years of experience, compassion, advice, and hope for the afflicted and their loved ones.  An excellent resource for the self-injurer, their families, friends, and therapists.

Daño Corporal

Daño Corporal es la traducción al español de nuestro libro más popular, “Bodily Harm”, (“Bodily Harm” translated into Spanish) – $25

“Daño Corporal: el innovador programa de recuperación para quienes se autolesionan”, cuyas autora son Karen Conterio y Wendy Lader, Ph.D., es un análisis bien documentado sobre la conducta autolesiva.  Este libro que ha sido escrito por las fundadoras de S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (sigla que proviene de la frase en inglés “finalmente termina el auto abuso”) claramente define que es la autolesión y explica los tipos de traumas emocionales que pueden conducir hacia conductas autolesivas.

school resource

Self-Injury: A Manual For School Professionals – $89.95

SCHOOL PROFESSIONALS WILL LEARN:
To identify the various forms and purposes of self-injury, the DO’S and DON’TS for counselors, nurses and teachers, how to assess for self-injury and suicide, specific intervention techniques and tools, how to talk to parents about self-injury, to identify resources and referrals for self-injurers who are in need of services outside of school, how to create a smooth transition for students returning to school from hospitalization or other forms of intensive treatment, and so much more…
student manual

Self-Injury: Student Workbook – (sold in packages of 5) 39.75

The Student Workbook is designed to accompany “Self-Injury: A Manual for School Professionals” (above).

This Workbook can be used as an individual intervention (e.g., given to a student to complete on their own and then review with a staff member) or as a format for a more in-depth individual session with a counselor or in a group setting. The exercises can be used randomly or in order. It is possible to “pick and choose” the parts of exercises that are relevant at a given time.

Beyond the Razor's Edge book

Beyond the Razor’s Edge; Journey of Healing and Hope Beyond Self-Injury -$15

by Judy Redheffer and Sarah Brecht

This book is filled with stories of self-injurers journeys from self-loathing to self-love; from histories of pain to futures of contentment.  It describes how people seeking physical pain in an effort to soothe their intense emotional pain learned to face and embrace their full range of emotions leading them to happier and more fulfilling lives.
Can you See My Pain DVD

Can You See My Pain – DVD – $20

Running time:  30 minutes
DVD includes personnel stories as well as expert testimonials and comments by Karen Conterio and Wendy Lader, Ph.D., founders of S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES®.  Through first-hand accounts, this program gives self-injurers a chance to tell their stories and talk about what they are doing to stop self-injuring themselves. These poignant stories are punctuated by comments from clinicians from S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES®, the first in-patient program in the country specifically designed to help self-injurers.  An excellent resource for self-injurers, families, private practitioners, schools and healthcare providers.
CUT DVD

CUT – Teens and Self-Injury  DVD – $125

Running Time:  57 minutes

Award-Winning Documentary featuring Karen Conterio.  Provides an intimate look at a largely unacknowledged problem that affects thousands of young people, their families, and friends.  Using the words, music, and artwork of the teens themselves, director Wendy Schneider draws back the curtain on the secrecy surrounding the cycle of self-harm and brings this hidden issue into sharp, clear focus. Compelling, incisive, and profoundly moving, CUT issues a call to bring the problem of self-injury out of the shadows and reminds us that the first step towards healing is an honest acknowledgment of reality. Includes music by Garbage, Plumb, Gina Young, and Cyndi Boste.