I strongly encourage everyone to please read through these statistics and watch Jose’s video. Domestic Violence rarely begins in violence…it begins with abuse…mental, psychological abuse.
- LISTEN – Listen without judgment. Do not question why they stay.
- ENCOURAGE – Domestic Abuse is predominantly emotional and mental abuse which depletes the self-worth of the victim and keeps them in fear and unable to leave. Build up their esteem and if possible encourage them to get counseling if possible.
- HELP CREATE A SAFE ESCAPE PLAN – Do the research for them and find the nearest shelter. Call for them and find out what steps are needed to be taken for that particular shelter in order for them to be used as a ‘escape plan’ when and if the victim chooses to leave. Many shelters also offer free counseling. Be willing to go with them to visit the shelter.
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