You as a parent may have left an abusive relationship or you may still be in one. One of the most important factors that help children do well after experiencing domestic violence is a strong relationship with a caring, nonviolent parent. Your support can make the difference between fear and security, and can provide a foundation for a healthier future.
As a caring parent, you can promote your children’s recovery by connecting to Center for Domestic Peace, (or taking similar steps to increase safety in the family) – helping your kids develop relationships with other supportive adults and encouraging them in school or other activities that make them feel happy and proud.
If you feel unsafe now and need help for yourself, your family or someone else in a domestic crisis call:
- C4DP hotline (415) 924-6616
- The National DV Hotline (1-800-799-7233)
- Children and Family Services (415) 473-2200.