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The tools and how to use them

This topic is on the importance of supporting the person who was harmed, and has tools to think about what support best meets their needs.

If you haven’t already, check for Signs of immediate danger.  This might affect what you do next.

What does the person who was harmed need? Checklist has types of support they might want or need.  It includes things that they might feel unable or afraid to ask for.

What does the person who was harmed need? Guiding Questions helps them think about the kind of support that will help them, what they can ask for and what allies or resources can offer that support.  You might help them work through this.

People who were harmed have different amounts of involvement in interventions, from leading it, to no involvement.  Being supported by allies working together to respond to, end or prevent violence can be powerful for them.  Participation of the person who was harmed in an intervention chart helps them and your team to understand how they can be involved.  It includes tips about how to support them if they are not involved (or disagree) with the intervention.


Tools and examples

Real story: Getting support from my co-workers


Other sections that can help

Tools to understand the harm experienced by the person who was hurt are in What is going on.

Who can help can be used to find the right people to support the person who was harmed.  Tools to co-ordinate their support with the rest of the intervention are in How do you work together.

Tools to think about safety as a form of support are in How do you stay safe

Ways to include supporting people harmed as a goal of your intervention are in What do you want.