Afraid of being hurt?
Easy actions to take
Afraid of hurting others?
Easy actions to take

Easy actions for those fearful of being hurt

If you are worried about being hurt or have been hurt and want to feel safe & restored - take these easy actions:

1. Talk to another person:

2. If it's safe to be Assertive - stand up for yourself!

3. If you are really unsafe you may need to Exit:

4. Find out about your Rights and how to claim them.

You may want to contact:

Use the internet for information on rules and laws. Ask for the code of ethics and the complaints procedure of the place where the violence is happening.

Take Action

If it is safe the best way to resolve something is through talking to the other person or organisation. Most people want to fix things up. Take some support with you or have a witness. Make a clear consistent stand as soon as possible.

The longer abuse is taking place the harder it becomes to stop it. You may use a third party to help you like a counsellor, mediator or objective friend. Restorative justice and conflict resolution facilitators are another level of help. Women's Refuge will supply a support person to come with you.

Sometimes people want to hold onto power and the issue may not be resolved. Complaining to a higher power may be the best way to get justice for yourself. Complaints to the media sometimes get support and the Courts can issue orders to assist protection.

Call the Police if the law has been broken or you feel in danger.

News & Events

Little Volcanoes: Helping Young Children and Their Parents to Deal with Anger

book by Warwick Pudney and Éliane Whitehouse.

cover of Little Volcanoes: Helping Young Children and Their Parents to Deal with Anger

Young children can erupt like little volcanoes when they are feeling angry. It can be overwhelming and difficult to deal with, and can produce angry feelings in the parent or caregiver too.

This book is packed with advice and strategies for those working with children under five on how to understand and manage anger in children, and also how to help their parents or caregivers to deal with anger. The authors outline the different reasons children may feel angry so that their emotions can be fully understood, and offer strategies to combat negative feelings and minimize outbursts. These include putting in place behavioural boundaries and helping a child to feel secure. Simple activities and exercises are also given to help children and adults to express their anger positively. In addition, a selection of poems and stories will help adults to pass on the lessons of the book to children.

This practical and accessible book will be of essential use to any professional helper of parents and young children such as early childhood educators, caregivers and social workers, as well as to parents themselves.

You can purchase Little Volcanoes: Helping Young Children and Their Parents to Deal with Anger direct from the publisher.

For more information, here is an interview with author Warwick Pudney.