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The tools and how to use them

This topic has information and tools to think about who can help (allies) and who you might need to work around (barriers). 

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

If you are in crisis or have less time, start with Who can help Quick Guided Questions

When you have more time, go through the Who can help Worksheet.  The Ally roles Checklist and Good ally Checklist can help think about roles that allies can play and what makes a good ally.  Thinking about who can support the person doing harm is important—Allies to work with the person doing harm chart can help.  The Barriers Checklist can help work out who or what might get in the way of an intervention.  When you are ready to sum up who you have as allies or barriers, you can use Allies and Barriers Summary

The Invitation to Help with an intervention helps you think through the steps to invite other people, and to figure out what to do if they can’t or don’t want to join.  It has an example of a script to use, and things to think about giving them.


Tools and examples

Real story: My husband is hitting our daughter, who can help?


Other sections that can help

Tools for sharing necessary information with allies are in What is going on.

Tools to help allies work better together are in How do you work together.

Tools to help the group work out what you want to achieve are in What do you want.

The Resources section has lists of organisations that may be able to help.