5 Powerful Ways to Talk to Someone Experiencing Domestic Violence | MedCircle

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Domestic violence happens more often than you think – according to the CDC, more than 1 in 3 women and more than 1 in 4 men in the U.S. have experienced violence, rape, abuse, or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. These numbers are especially heartwrenching if you know someone experiencing this. Even if you feel clueless about the best way to help, don’t let the fear of saying the wrong thing prevent you from reaching out. Just starting a conversation with the survivor has the opportunity to change a life.

In this interview with Dr. Cheryl Arutt, MedCircle host Kyle Kittleson finds out 5 powerful ways to talk to someone experiencing domestic violence, domestic abuse, or intimate partner violence. Watch this and you’ll find out just how to be a beacon of support while also honoring the victim’s autonomy.

Discussion guide:

0:38 – Acknowledging a person’s courage and agency on their healing journey
1:33 – Respectfully and compassionately asking questions
3:11 – Balancing good intentions without being controlling
4:29 – Recognizing and supporting ownership of their decisions
6:01 – Setting boundaries without ‘closing the door’

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