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Old 10-22-2014, 08:50 PM
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Domestic violence counselling (or any other kind of trauma intervention) absolutely should not be attempted by anonymous strangers on the internet. You are dealing with volatile material and emotionally vulnerable individuals. People who are dealing with the aftermath of domestic violence need the support of those who are close to them, and/or those who are trained in counselling and therapeutic support.

Every domestic violence or assault centre I've ever heard of has extremely rigourous protocols for screening and training volunteers, and those just aren't possible in an anonymous online forum. I understand the OP is trying to be helpful, but I don't think this is a good idea.
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