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Ways People Help Those Experiencing Abuse

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  • Mar 12, 2016
Ways People Help Those Experiencing Abuse
  • Ask what you can do to help.
  • Continue support after the victim leaves.
  • Arrange or provide transportation.
  • Create a safety bag of essentials.
  • Hire an attorney or legal assistance.
  • Create safety plan.
  • Open home or other location as safe haven.
  • Let the victim make his/her own decisions.
  • Take abuse seriously, believe the victim.
  • Offer counseling or expert guidance.
  • Provide job opportunity.
  • Set up a code word to signal an emergency.
  • Rebuild self-esteem and confidence.
  • Listen unconditionally, non-judgmentally.
  • Offer plans and options in case of emergency.
  • Help victim recognize abuse.
  • Serve as a witness.
  • Watch pets when while in transition.
  • Provide assurance; “You don't deserve this", "This is not your fault" and "I believe you".
  • Assist in obtaining protection order.
  • Ask questions that allow victim to consider and anticipate the future.
  • Recommend reading materials and resources.
  • Accompany to court proceedings.
  • Provide financial support.
  • Find or call an advocate or shelter.