Reasons to fear
Read the booklet FEAR
As responders we can better understand victim-survivors many reasons to fear, when we explore what victim-survivors are having to do, not do, give up and go without to be able to survive and lead their lives.
"‘Fear’ is typically understood to be a key measure of the likely harm the perpetrator will cause. Yet, the absence of ‘obvious’ fear, is wrongly and uncritically assumed to mean the absence of threat and risk of harm. Understanding and valuing victim-survivors’ lived expertise and their specific reasons to fear, informs and improves the quality of our responses." [Fear]