Any of us can tell stories about how a lack of awareness or skill on the part of well-meaning people, who were supposed to help, caused great harm to someone who had a medical problem. We need to know how to protect ourselves from being hurt in these types of situations, just as we need to know how to defend ourselves from a deliberate assault.
The skills of protection and advocacy can work any time you need to protect yourself physically or emotionally. Being able to advocate for yourself and your loved ones can have a life and death impact when you are dealing with health and medical issues.Please Sign-up for our free community membership to access to this content and 100s more Kidpower resources. (Already a member? Login now.)