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.

Created by Lynn C. Tolson, author of Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor\’s Story founder of The Project for TEARS: Telling Everyone About Rape & Suicide