Step 1. Safety during violence.
I can use the following options:
a. If I decide to leave, I
b. I can keep a bag ready and put it______________________ so I
can leave quickly.
c. I can tell________________________________about the violence
and have them call the police
when violence erupts.
d. I can teach my children to use the telephone to call the
police and the fire department.
e. I will use this word code________________________________for
my children, friends, or
family to call for help.
f. If I have to leave my home, I will
prepared even if you think you will never have to leave.)
g. I can teach these strategies to my children.
h. When an argument erupts, I will move to a safer room such
i. I will use my instincts, intuition, and judgement. I will
protect myself and my children until we are out
2. Safety when getting ready to leave.
I can use the following strategies:
a. I will leave money and an extra set of keys
b. I will keep important documents and keys
c. I will open a savings account by this
date___________________________________ to increase
d. Other things I can do to increase my independence
e. The domestic violence hotline is _____________________.
f. The shelter's hotline is _________________________.
g. I will keep change for phone calls with me at ALL times. I
know that if I use a telephone credit
card, that the following month the telephone bill will tell the
batterer who I called after I left. I will
keep this information confidential by using a prepaid phone card,
using a friend's telephone card,
calling collect, or using change.
h. I will check with_________________________ and
______________________ to know who
will let me stay with them or who will lend me money.
i. I can leave extra clothes with___________________________.
j. I will review my safety plan every ___________________(time
frame) in order to plan the safest
route. I will review the plan with ______________________________
(a friend, counselor or
k. I will rehearse the escape plan and practice it with my
to take checklist ___ identification ___ birth certificates for
me and my children ___ social security cards ___ school and
medical records ___ money, bankbooks, credit cards ___ keys -
house/car/office ___ drivers license and registration ___
medications ___ change of clothes ___ welfare identification ___
passport(s), green card(s), work permits ___ divorce papers ___
lease/rental agreements ___ mortgage payment book, current unpaid
bills ___ insurance papers ___ address book ___ pictures,
jewelry, items of sentimental value ___ childrens favorite
toys, blankets, etc. ___ personal protection order
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