What Should a Victim Do?

What Should a Victim Do?

  • First and foremost, it is important for the person to get away from
    the aggressor. That person should seek he assistance of a friend or a
    neighbor.  In the event of domestic violence, immediate police
    assistance should be requested.
  • A victim of domestic violence should never try to “go it alone.” 
    The usual profile of an abusive person is an aggressive, dominant
    personality that is both manipulative and controlling.  The victim of
    domestic violence is often very vulnerable and can be persuaded from
    attempting to obtain assistance.  Outside assistance is often essential
    in protecting a victim of domestic violence.
  • Domestic violence victims should never shy away from requesting
    assistance because of a perceived stigma attached to being a victim. 
    Whatever their background, if they have been abused, they should get
    assistance with a domestic violence situation immediately for their own
    health and safety, as well as the health of those around them.