Preventing Violence & Abuse

Chapter 5

Preventing Violence

Violence is preventable, not inevitable. Most people stay silent about abuse and violence. A person wanting to help a victim of abuse is best able to do so after first understanding and familiarizing her/himself with the challenges posed by the problem. There are many things to do to prevent violence and abuse or help someone that is a victim of abuse.


  • Be available to talk
  • Remind them that they are worth being treated right
  • Don't tell them "I would leave if I was in your shoes."
  • Let them know that your concerned