How YOU Can Help Prevent Domestic Violence
- Use your knowledge! Educate yourself about domestic violence including warning signs of a potentially abusive partner and how to help a friend or family member who may be experiencing DV.
- Use your voice! Speak up against myths and misconceptions about DV.
- Use your example! Model healthy relationships, emotional intelligence, and conflict resolution for your children and peers.Use your vote! Support legislation, initiatives, and programming that support victims and hold offenders accountable. Further support initiatives that make communities resilient to domestic violence such as education programs, mentoring programs, and after-school programming.
- Use your power as a consumer! Don't support media or businesses that glorify intimate partner violence. "Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want." -Anna Lappe
- Use your time! Volunteer at a victims' services organization such as Hopeline, or for a youth mentoring or after-school program. Healthy communities are more resilient to domestic violence.
You can also help to educate the community by hosting an educational presentation from Hopeline staff at your workplace, civic group or club, church, or other organization. Call us at 252-338-5338 or e-mail email@example.com to schedule a presentation.