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Chances are high that there is someone in your life who has experienced or is experiencing domestic violence. In Hawaiʻi, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime (CDC, 2017).
Whether the person experiencing violence is your friend, relative, colleague, classmate, or neighbor, you can make a difference by simply being supportive and nonjudgmental. Victims and survivors are more likely to first talk to someone they know rather than a professional such as an advocate or law enforcement officer. This guide will help you navigate a conversation and provide trauma-informed care when domestic violence is disclosed.
“What do you want to do and how can I support your goals?”
“This isn’t your fault.”
“I’m here for you if you need anything.”
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