Above all we need someone we can trust and rely on. It may be mum or dad. It may be a brother or sister or a friend. It could be a teacher. The person needs to be someone who listens to us; someone we can share things with.

We feel safe when we belong to a family or a group of friends. We need a place where we feel safe. Sometimes we need to find such a place on our own – our room, the computer or a tree where no-one can find us.

If you leave us alone to work things out, that is when things can go wrong. We try to be as strong as the persons that scare us. That is when we get aggressive. When you don’t have time to talk with us, we close up or get depressed. We go out on the street and hope someone will notice that we need help.

That’s when we feel alone….

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