Support for the Survivor: BE REAL
What can you do when someone reveals abuse?
B – Believe her and believe in her*
E – Educate yourself; share your knowledge
R – Reassure her that is was not her fault
E – Empower with information and resources
A – Ask what you can do and do your best
L – Listen without judgment to what is said
*It is estimated that at least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will be a victim of abuse violence in their lifetime. The female pronoun is used for both genders.