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What factors can help my child feel safe?

Factors that can help your child feel safe include secure, loving relationships with parents and caregivers and compassionate relationships between peers. Feelings of safety and empathy, prevent bullying and provide emotional support. Factors that can help your child feel safe on an individual level, a relational level and a societal/community level include the following:

Individual level:
  • self-regulation
  • relational skills
  • problem-solving skills
  • involvement in positive activities
Relational level:
  • parenting competencies
  • other caring adults
  • positive peer relationships
Societal/community level:
  • positive school environments
  • economic opportunities

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