According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience some form of physical violence at the hands of their partner. But domestic violence is not limited to physical violence, it can be emotional, verbal, sexual, and even financial. This can seem like an overwhelming number, but in reality everyone can do #1Thing to help end domestic violence by supporting someone they know.
Given these statistics, everyone knows somebody who has experienced domestic violence in their life. But parents, friends, and family members of victims are left with the question: what can I do?
While nobody can force someone to leave a toxic relationship, there are many things you can do to support a loved one who is experiencing domestic violence.
You can contact CLUES for more information about our domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy programs by calling 612-746-3500. We also invite you to join us for a Facebook live presentation in Spanish on October 22nd at 10:00 am on the CLUES page to explore this topic further.