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 recently separated
Sometimes abusive partners will continue abusive and controlling behaviors even after you separate. There are many things a woman can do to increase her safety in her own residence. It may be impossible to do everything at once, but safety measures can be added step by step.Click here for the Safety Plan if you are recently separated.
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