If someone has opened up to you, they’re taking an important step to let you know what is happening in their life. Please listen with an open heart and mind.
What can you do if you know someone who is in a potentially violent or violent relationship?
Here are additional resources to look to when dealing with this situation.
National Domestic Violence Hotline – https://www.thehotline.org
National Teen Dating Violence Helpline: 866-331-9474 & TTY 866-331-8453
Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family – https://goyff.az.gov
Love is Respect – https://www.loveisrespect.org
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – https://www.cdc.gov
Paint Phoenix Purple – http://paintphoenixpurple.org
Theravive – https://www.theravive.com
AZ Department of Public Safety – https://www.azdps.gov
Break the Cycle – https://www.breakthecycle.org
They’re very informative and can provide suggestions as to what you can do to help. It’s very important go into this with your eyes wide open. You want to be well informed as no one can predict the actions of another.
You can also reach out to Kaity’s Way at firstname.lastname@example.org.