Safety planning for someone involved in an abusive relationship is a necessary and important step. Planning can be used while you are still with your abuser or after the relationship has ended. While still in an abusive relationship, your safety is of primary importance.A Safety plan can be made with the help of a domestic violence advocate. An advocate may be reached 24 hours a day by calling 360 385-5291.
If you are still in the relationship:
If you have left the relationship:
Teach your children emergency action:
How to call 911
How to escape the house during violence
Safe places to go (neighbor or friend’s house)
ITEMS TO TAKE, IF POSSIBLE
Children (if it is safe)
Keys to car, house, work
Important papers for you and your children
Social security cards
School and medical records
Bankbooks, credit cards
Passports, green cards, work permits
Mortgage payment book, unpaid bills
PPO, divorce papers, custody orders
Pictures, jewelry, things that mean a lot to you
Items for your children (toys, blankets, etc.)
WARNING: Abusers try to control their victim's lives. When abusers feel a loss of control - like when victims try to leave them - the abuse often gets worse. Take special care when you leave. Keep being careful even after you have left.
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