Help a Friend

VERTICLE LINE

What can we say and do as a friend, family member, neighbor, employer, co-worker, service provider, OKDHS Case Manager, individual and community?

Seven things to say to a victim reluctant to leave a violent situation or returning to a violent situation:

 

1.    I am afraid for your safety.

 

2.    I am afraid for the safety of your children.

 

3.    It will only get worse.

 

4.    I am here for you when you are ready to leave.

 

5.    You deserve better than this; it’s not your fault.

 

6.    Let’s figure out a safety plan for you and your children.

 

7.    What do you need and how can I help?