Relationship Violence FAQs

Relationship Violence FAQs

wHAT IS RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE? +

Relationship violence is any physical or sexual harm against an individual by a current or former spouse or partner.

HOW CAN i help A VICTIM OF RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE +

If someone you know is a victim of relationship violence, here are ways you can help:

  • Avoid shaming the victim. Remember that your friend or family member did not ask to be abused and it may be difficult to get out of a relationship due to finances, children, dependency issues, and/or lack of a support system.
  • Develop a safety plan with the victim.
  • Listen to the victim and let him/her know that you are there to support him/her.
  • Provide¬†University Resources and off-campus resources. Explain to the victim what his/her options are without making decisions for the victim or pushing him/her to make a decision. When the victim is ready, he/she will make the choice to leave.
  • Please see:¬†https://letsbeclear.ucf.edu/offer-support/as-a-friend/