October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and JFCS would like to provide domestic violence prevention tips to the community. Learn ways you can help to end domestic violence!
- Speak Out
Domestic violence thrives when we are silent. Inform the individual about your concerns for their safety. Don’t get discouraged if they refuse or ignore your concerns. Voicing your concerns may help them recognize the unhealthy relationship signs and patterns.
It is difficult for victims to find the strength to acknowledge and verbalize their reality. Be supportive and empathic while listening to their concerns and fears. It is important for them to know you are available to help whenever they may need it. They will need to talk to someone who they can trust and make them feel safe.
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