“The best thing you can do is express your concern in a confidential way,” Sly says of how to approach someone who you suspect may be a victim of abuse. “Tell that what you’ve observed that has caused concern”
“Do it in a non-judgmental way,” she continues. This means to refrain from victim-blaming, which does not help at all. “Leaving is never as easy as it sounds,” Sly explains.
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