Interview with a domestic violence victim
If I were to interview a victim of domestic violence I would do it in a very caring way. I would not be judgmental, and I would do my best to make them feel as safe and comfortable as possible. I would ask them how long the abuse had been going on because they would help me understand how much emotional pain they had. I would then ask them why they stayed (if they stayed) with the abuser. I feel that’s an important question because it helps me know what kind of person they are. I would ask if there were any triggers to the abuse. I would ask because it helps me know what kind of person the abuser is. I would as if there were any kids involved in the relationship, and if the kids witnessed the abuse or got abused as well. This is important because it would tell me if the kids need some help as well as the adult victim. I would ask what feelings they had when they were getting abused. I think this is important to know because it helps me know what kind of emotional state the victim is in. For the same reason, I would ask if there were any feelings of retaliation towards the abuser. I would ask them what they would do if they were ever to be in another situation like that again. I feel this is important to know because it tells what kind of person they have become due to the abuse.
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