Plan to ring in 2022 by making four resolutions to support survivors of domestic abuse. Helping survivors, just like any New Year’s resolution, takes effort and energy to create new habits. If you are concerned that someone you know may be in an abusive relationship, Show You CARE and make new habits in 2022 by following these four easy resolutions.
Resolution #1: Express your specific concerns with your loved one
Tell them that you are concerned and be specific. You may be the first person who has ever hinted that these things may not be acceptable or healthy.
Resolution #2: Make sure you validate their feelings
Listen to, believe, and affirm their feelings. This may be the first time their feelings have ever been acknowledged.
Resolution #3: Be prepared with resources to guide them.
SHALVA, other community agencies, therapists, Rabbis, and school social workers are all places they can go for help and support.
Resolution #4: No matter what, respect their decisions
Let them make their own decisions and respect their choices even if you don’t agree with them.
Show You CARE was designed to help you support someone experiencing domestic abuse. If you know or suspect someone is being abused by the person they love, this is the place to start. You can make a positive difference by providing validation and support. Find out more>>