Help a Friend


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?