Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 2:08 PM
Subject: Self-Injurious Youth
Greetings PENT Cadre members, future Cadre members, SELPA Directors, and PENT champions at large,
I hope everyone had a great winter break. This month's message is to provide you with good links to work on self-injury/cutting.
Our PENT Cadre member, Dr. Laura Dorko Mueller from Poway Unified, has provided us with some excellent resources and information in the area of self-injury/cutting (not related to developmental disabilities). Laura's dissertation focused on this area and she has accumulated very useful information for all of us, offered for free (greatly in the spirit of PENT!).
Please go to Laura's website at www.educatorsandselfinjury.com. Laura has also added a blog which may be something you wish to follow. She has presented throughout San Diego County, at a CASP convention, and at the American Academy of Pediatrics' 17th Annual School Health Conference.
Within the "Educator Response" tab Laura has provided many links, including specific protocols for schools to use as well as to Richard Lieberman's well known work on contagion self-injuring, which some of us have experienced in high school settings.
Kudos to Laura for her work and her contribution to PENT!
None of us is as skilled as all of us!
Diana Browning Wright
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