Domestic Abuse

Repairing the Harm: How Family & Friends Can Help Battered Mothers and their Children

This booklet, developed by Praxis International and the Office of Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice, can help you understand what someone you care about has experienced, and how you can help.

Repairing the Harm: How Family & Friends Can Help Battered Mothers and their Children

From Repairing the Harm:

Most likely it will be you, a family member or friend, who a woman turns to if she needs help, but you might not know what to say or do. The stories shared in this guide will help you understand what battered women and children experience when living with a batterer and provide insights about how your response can help or how it can drive the wedge deeper. It is a result of nationwide discussions with battered women, adults who as children lived with a father or stepfather who battered their mother, and child advocates who have worked directly with children.