Developing A Safety Plan

Making a safety plan involves identifying the steps you can take to increase your safety and helps to prepare you and your children in advance for the possibility of further violence. You do not deserve to be abused. If you are currently living in an abusive relationship, are thinking about leaving, or have recently left, there are steps you can take to increase your safety.
Your safety and the safety of your child/children is the most important thing.
Women cannot always avoid violent incidents. In order to increase safety, battered women may use a variety of strategies.

Safety Plan if you are thinking about leaving

Battered women frequently leave the residence they share with the battering partner. Leaving must be done in a careful plan in order to increase safety. Batterers often strike back when they believe that a battered woman is leaving the relationship.

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