What is a Safety Plan?
A safety plan is a set of actions that can help lower your risk of being hurt by your partner. It includes information specific to you and your life that will increase your safety at school, home, and other places that you go on a daily basis.
How Do I Make A Safety Plan?
Take some time to go through each section of this safety planning tool. You will be asked a series of questions to help you identify your safety options. You can use this tool on your own, or you can use it with a friend or an adult you trust.
Keep in Mind:
- For this safety plan to work for you, the information you fill in must be honest and accurate.
- Once you complete your safety plan, be sure to keep it in an accessible but secure location. You should also consider giving a copy of your safety plan to someone that you trust.
- If you don’t feel safe keeping the printed safety plan or emergency contact card with you, then you can still use the safety tips. Try to memorize at least one phone number of someone you can call any time.
- You know your situation better than anyone else; trust your judgment and weigh your options before taking any steps.
Safety Plan Link: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/DV_Safety_Plan.pdf