By Kimberly Truong
October 17, 2017
Domestic violence can manifest in different ways, but what always remains clear is how important it is to help — and believe — survivors.
On Tuesday, the National Network To End Domestic Violence hosted a chat on Twitter, centered around the ways that we can advocate for the safety of survivors. NNEDV’s hashtag, #Safety4Survivors began trending as people tweeted the ways in which we can address the specific challenges that survivors of domestic violence face.
Domestic violence, of course, may not always be physical — as Rachel Goldsmith, LCSW-R, associate vice president for the Domestic Violence Shelter Programs at Safe Horizon told us, “A person can try to take power or control over another person in a lot of different ways that aren’t physical, and still could be controlling that individual.“< As such, it's important to remember that it can be difficult for survivors to ask for help — but it's on all of us to keep them safe. Read the original article here.