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16 Ways to Support Children After Domestic Violence

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  1. Counseling
  2. Support groups
  3. Build a strong parent-child relationship with the non-violent parent
  4. Create a space where they feel safe
  5. Ensure they see their abused parent or caregiver is safe
  6. Reduce stress
  7. Build coping skills
  8. Help them connect with activities and interests they enjoy
  9. Encourage friendships
  10. Actively listen
  11. Don’t make promises you can’t keep
  12. Check-in regularly
  13. Use supportive language when children express their emotions
  14. Model positive behavior and emotional responses
  15. Make clear and consistent expectations about what is, and isn’t, acceptable
  16. Be a positive role model, take care of yourself