“Fluffy Finds a Safe Space: A Story with Safety Planning Worksheets for Children Dealing with Parents’ Fighting” provides a story, guide for professionals and worksheets to help children think about and practice safety strategies for dealing with domestic abuse/parental conflict situations at home. The booklet has three components:
- A story about a bunny named Fluffy who finds a safe space away from his parents’ fighting. This narrative normalises the child’s experiences and models positive coping strategies.
- Sample scripts for professionals to have sensitive conversations about safety planning, including:
- Finding a safe place inside and outside the home;
- Avoiding getting involved in the parental conflict;
- Calling for help and the emergency services;
- Identifying trusted adults to talk to;
- Understanding the conflict is not their fault.
- Interactive worksheets for children which allow children to apply the lessons from the story to their own lives. The activities focus on identifying safe spaces and activities, calling for help, expressing feelings, and building resilience.
Together, the empathetic story, guidance for professionals, and engaging worksheets provide a comprehensive approach to empowering young children affected by domestic abuse to prioritise their safety, seek support, and build resilience.
FLUFFY FINDS A SAFE SPACE STORY WITH SAFETY PLANNING WORKSHEETS FOR CHILDREN DEALING WITH PARENTS FIGHTING