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Prevention Efforts

Saving Grace works to engage the community in sexual assault and domestic violence prevention efforts underway in Central Oregon. We all, men and women alike, have a responsibility to prevent domestic and sexual violence in our communities. When bystanders are reluctant to get involved in "other people's business," the message is that violence is acceptable.

  • Support victims and let abusers know their behavior is not okay.
  • Insist that offenders be prosecuted.
  • Tell policymakers to devote funding and resources to prevent domestic violence.
  • Donate money and time to your local domestic violence agency.
  • Talk to your kids about being respectful in relationships.

Please contact Saving Grace to find out how you can help.

Unique roles for men

Most men are good men; however some men use violence against their partners. Stopping men's violence is a men's issue, even if women are most often affected.

  • Join forces with other men to speak out and put an end to the silence that condones domestic abuse and sexual assault.
  • If someone you know is abusing a partner—or is abusive in general—don't look the other way.
  • Be a mentor and a role model. Teach young boys about how to be men in ways that do not involve degrading or abusing others. Teach boys early and remind them often that there is no place for violence in a relationship.
  • If you suspect that someone close to you is being abused or has been sexually assaulted, gently ask what you can do to help.
  • Watch a video or read an essay by Jackson Katz, a former college football player turned anti-violence educator who has lectured about this topic to thousands. 

Juntos Podemos Detenerlo

Todos podemos trabajar unidos para terminar con la violencia doméstica. Hable. Insista que los ofensores sean juzgados en la corte. Dígales a los representantes responsables de aprobar las leyes que dediquen dinero y recursos para prevenir la violencia doméstica. Done dinero y tiempo a su agencia local de violencia doméstica. Hable con sus hijos sobre el respeto en las relaciónes.

Cuando testigos se oponen a involucrarse en "la vida de los demás," el mensaje es que la violencia doméstica es aceptable. Todos nosotros jugamos una parte en terminar con la violencia doméstica. Apoye a las víctimas y déjele saber a los abusadores que su comportamiento no está bien. Llámenos para más ideas en como puede ayudar.