Support a Survivor: Be Real

If someone tells you that he/she has been or is being abused in any way, what would you say? You can’t fail when you respond with warmth, sincerity, and without judgement. Just BE REAL

B Believe her and believe in her

E Educate yourself; share your knowledge


R Reassure her that is was not her fault

E Empower with information and resources

A Ask what you can do and do your best

L Listen without judgment to what is said


Created by Lynn C. Tolson, author of Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor’s Story