Fight or Flight: a poem on children’s courage

A social worker's poem captures the resilience and courage of children in need when trying to keep themselves safe during crisis situations

Typewriter with note writing "Fight or Flight by Rosie R."

by Rosie R.

In our social work daily practice, we can frequently receive police reports of incidents within families that we need to attend to. This account is particularly touching since it illustrates the courage and resilience of children, and the physical and emotional journeys they make to keep themselves safe.

We could make the assumption that the police being involved would resolve a situation, though this is not always the case. And, for these children, I don’t believe that the best outcomes were achieved.

Poem by Rosie R


Poem by Rosie R

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