Protective Behaviours - What's That?
This poem was written by a parent in just over 5 minutes during the final session of a 4 session Foundation course in PBs in response to being asked to present something to the rest of the group that illustrated what PBs was about. Thank you Kim for giving us permission to reproduce and share it with a wider audience. We think it's amazing.
Protective Behaviours, the right to feel safe.
A secure helping network, a warm cosy place
To go to when feeling worried, scared or sad,
Maybe with someone who won't think that you're bad.
Speaking with someone and feeling relief,
Encouraged, listened to, a sense of belief.
The language of safety, feelings, thoughts and behaviour,
Getting the help that you need, your very own saviour.
Risking on purpose to have fun in life and achieve,
Giving yourself and others a reason to believe.
The 7 strategies in action, a right to feel safe,
A supportive hand, a friendly face.
Putting into practice, because we all have the right,
Whatever age, race or sex - be it day or at night.
So when you're feeling worried or scared
Always know there is someone there.
No matter how much it may feel awful or small
Someone will be there through it all.
We're all people with our own struggles to face,
People who need someone to feel wanted, acknowledged and safe.
Choose your words wisely through each passing day.
Protective Behaviours is effective in every way.
Listen to warning signs from your gut and heart,
No one has the right to tear you apart.
Through 2 themes, 7 strategies and all the rest.
Never forget we deserve the very best.