Supporting Disclosures

Disclosure Tips:

5 steps to think about if you are considering disclosing to someone

Firstly, consider an individual who is emotionally available and who doesn’t know the abuser.

Disclose somewhere small and private, where you feel most grounded.

Remember boundaries, you do not have to disclose everything in detail, think about what information you are comfortable sharing

Evaluate your emotions and practice self-care after each new step in disclosure, by this we mean maintaining your personal well-being perhaps writing a journal, this includes taking time and space to acknowledge yourself esp. after you disclose.

If you want to make your abuse experience known to more people or disclose to your family, establish a base of support first with trusted others first like friends or cousins.