On responding to threads about abuse/violence . . .

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I see that the thread from the other day has disappeared. Been thinking about her and hope all is ok and that she’s safe.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@DVhelp: This is great advice! I work for a law enforcement non-profit and have learned that the most dangerous moment for many victims is when they try to leave. 

I’m not saying we shouldn’t encourage women to leave those types of situations or that women shouldn’t try to leave. We just have to remember that the solution may require more of plan than just “leave right now.”

 

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

This is great advice. Thank you for sharing.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I always post the DV hotline # and information about the MOSAIC threat assessment. The worst thing you can tell someone is to leave immediately. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

My aunt and uncle are social workers in a big city, and my Uncle works more with people in bad situations domestically and on the street. He showed me once how his group hides information to help women in abusive relationships so they have a chance to have the information for when they can plan to use it, but it’s less likely to get found by their abuser. It really hit home to me that some women are in desperate situations when the only things they can safely expect their abusers to not ‘inspect’ are their tampons, inside their cosmetics, or something like that. For some women, even reaching out online or having a slip of paper in their wallets (and therefore leaving a trace their a users can find) can put their lives at risk, and seeing my uncle’s hidden messages really brought that home.

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