|FDVEC Report, MArch 22, UGNAYAN|
|Sunday, 21 March 2010|
Ugnayan March 22, 2010
HOW TO HELP OTHERS
We've learned not to let friends drive drunk. We've learned to help stop crimes. We must refuse to accept the deadly myth that we must "mind our own business," and no longer turn our heads when domestic violence is happening in our home, our family, or our neighborhood. Domestic Violence must be treated for what it is - a crime. How can you approach a friend in trouble?
If you think a person is being abusive:
· Tell them you feel uncomfortable when they insult or putdown their spouse or partner.
· Tell them that their behavior disturbs you.
· Tell them you care about them and urge them to contact a batterer treatment agency. Do not agree with any statements that suggest their partner brought on the abuse. Remember, there's no excuse for domestic violence.
· Getting out of an abusive relationship can take time.
· Stick by your friend and do not expect changes overnight.
SAFETY CENTER’S TEL#-206-467-9967
Washington State 24-HOUR CRISIS LINE: 1-800-562-6025
National domestic violence hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
CALL 911-IF AN ASSAULT IS OCCURING AND/OR IF LIFE IS IN DANGER.