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  • Make time to give your child individual attention every day. Even a few minutes makes a big difference.
  • Initiate conversation about the violence and let them know it is okay to talk about emotional or physical abuse they have seen or heard.
  • Make sure to tell your children the violence is not their fault.
  • Support your children in their range of feelings toward the abuser and do not “badmouth” your partner in front of the children.
  • Tell them that abuse is wrong at any time.
  • Encourage your children to be involved in community activities to help them feel less isolated, e.g. music lessons, school sports.
  • Make and practice safety plans with your children.
  • Use methods of discipline that are non-violent, e.g. grounding, time-out.
  • Set loving, yet firm and consistent limits. This will help your children feel safe and know what to expect.
  • Maintain consistent routines at home. This will help your children feel safe and know what to expect.
  • Reduce your children’s exposure to violent toys, television, video games, etc.
  • Talk with your teens about healthy relationships and sexuality.
  • Take time out for yourself when you are feeling overwhelmed. Some examples are calling a friend, taking a bath, or writing in your journal.
  • Give your children lots of love, kindness, and affection.
Advocates work directly with victims of domestic violence to address all areas of concern. Call 303.772.0432
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