Safety planning

Do you have a safety plan?

A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that considers both immediate and ongoing safety concerns. Safety plans address all aspects of safety… emotional, psychological and physical safety. They serve those who are living with or relating to abusive partners, who are planning to leave or have already left. You have survival skills and instincts that will help you maintain your safety.

What do you need to feel safe?

Do you feel safe at home?

Do you need to improve the safety of your home by changing locks, securing windows and doors, installing motion sensor lights or security cameras outside by the entrance?

Do you need to move out of your home or get out of your lease?

Do you need to go into safehousing?

Can you confide in your landlord or neighbor?

Can you create a code word with someone you trust to communicate safety concerns?

If you are feeling upset, triggered, or re-experiencing the event is there someone you can call or visit?

Who is in your support system you can reach out to?

Do you feel safe at work?

Do you need to miss work in order to arrange your safety plan?

Can you confide in your employer?

Can you ask for an escort to your car or bus?

What can you do if you see the perpetrator at the store, work, near your home?

Can you tell someone you trust when leave and arrive at places?

Do you feel safe to call the police for assistance?
you feel safe to file a civil protection order?
Do you feel your basic needs are met?
Have you sought medical attention for injuries and/or sexually transmitted infections?

The 24/7 Safe Line at 719-633-3819 provides safety planning information and helps those who are in abusive relationships.