Help me to be of good help!
September 9, 2010 11:37 AM Subscribe
I'm about to begin volunteering at a shelter for battered women and their children. The shelter also operates a 24/7 crisis line for women who have suffered from abuse and violence, including sexual assault. What should I know before I start? How should I prepare? What was your experience like?
posted by anonymous to human relations (21 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to hear from anyone who has experience working with battered and abused women and children, and victims of sexual violence. I know that it takes enormous courage for women to call a crisis line, and that it may even be dangerous for them to do it. I want to do my absolute best for these women.
I'm hoping for recommendations of good online resources, personal accounts of your experiences (as a worker, or as a someone who has used these services), and general advice on how to prepare, and what to do or what not to do.
Thanks for your help!