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Do you know someone in a battering relationship? Do you suspect that a friend, relative, or someone you know is being abused? If so, don't be afraid to offer help-you just might save someone's life. here are some suggestions to assist someone who may be a target of domestic violence:
Approach in an understanding, non-blaming way. Tell them that they are not alone, that there are many others in the same kind of situation.
Acknowledge that it is scary and difficult to talk about domestic violence. No one deserves to be threatened, hit, or beaten.
Nothing they can do or say makes the abuser's violence ok.
Show the Warning List, Violence, and Non-Violence Wheels.
Discuss the dynamics of violence and how abuse is based on power and control.
Offer Support as a friend.
Be a good listener.
Encourage their expression of hurt and anger.
Allow them to make their own decisions, even if it means they are not ready to leave the abusive relationship.
Provide information on help available, including emergency shelter, counseling services, safety planning, and legal advice.
Inform them about legal protection.
Go with them to the circuit court to get a PPO to prevent further harassment by the abuser.