What is the national domestic violence hotline?
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a 24-hour confidential service that can be reached through calling or online chatting. The NDVH was created through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in the United States. The Domestic Violence Hotline offers a variety of help options.
How you can help victims of domestic violence?
Offer Specific Help. Help the victim find support and resources. Look up telephone numbers for shelters, social services, attorneys, counselors, or support groups. If available, offer brochures or pamphlets about domestic violence. If the victim asks you to do something specific and you are willing to do it, don't hesitate to help.
How can i help domestic violence victims?
Encourage the victim to take part in events and activities outside of the abusive relationship. The abuser frequently will try to isolate the victim from any support system and participating in outside activities can help raise self-esteem and provide more emotional support for the victim.
How do you report domestic violence?
Get a copy of the incident report. In most states, the police are required to fill out a “domestic incident report” or other case report. Get a copy of this report as well as your case number. Also get the officers’ names and badge numbers.