Making A Safety Plan
Guilaine Jean-Pierre | Dec 2, 2015
Title: Contributor
Topic category: Making A Safety Plan

There’s help if violence is happening in your home. Here is a list of things you can do to help yourself when adults are fighting:

  • Stay out of the fight because you may get hurt.
  • If you feel unsafe, figure out where you can go to feel safer.
  • If you feel that you are in danger, know how to get out quickly: doors, stairs and elevators.
  • When you are afraid, go to a safer place. This may be a neighbor’s house.
  • Call for help. You can call 911 or an adult you trust.
  • Make sure you know your home address and telephone number.

Everyone’s home life is different, so here are some questions to help you make your own safety plan:

  • Where can I go to feel safer in my home during a fight?
  • How can I get out of the house quickly and safely?
  • Which neighbor can I go to when I am scared?
  • What will I say when I call 911?
  • What is my address and phone number? (Write it down or say it to yourself until you know it.)

Remember, you are not alone. It’s not your fault!

Safe At Home Foundation
Tags: Safety Plan, Domestic Violence, Joe Torre, Safe at Home, Margaret's Place.
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