What can you do about domestic violence if it happens to you?
Take the problem seriously, it will happen again.
Work out a safety plan for you and your children
Create a personalized domestic violence safety plan:
File for a protection order.
Save evidence such as photographs of bruises and other injuries, ripped clothing, etc.
Call the police for help and tell them that you want a report filed. If no arrest is made, you can file charges yourself in a citizen's complaint.
In an emergency, call 911 for the police, get yourself and your children to a safe place, and seek medical attention.
Remember that you are not alone. It is not your fault that your partnet is violent.
What assistance is available for victims of domestic violence?
Turning Point -
Human Response Network -
WA STATE DV HOTLINE
NATIONAL DV HOTLINE