Family Violence Prevention Month: Help: Tip #5
Family Violence Prevention Month: How To Help #5: Believe them.
A person who is the victim of domestic violence is often the only one who sees the dark side of the perpetrator. It is normal for others to be shocked that someone they know has committed violent acts.
Because domestic violence is more about control than anger, people who are victims often are conditioned to think that no one would believe them if they talked about what was happening to them.
It is important for the person who is a victim of domestic violence to know you believe them. Reassure them by saying, “I believe you. This is not your fault. You don’t deserve this. I am here with you.”
November is Family Violence Prevention Month, and we will be sharing tips for how you can support your friends and loved ones here all month long.
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