If you decide to write out a safety plan, be sure to keep it in a place where your partner can't find it.
Why Make a Safety Plan?
Safety plans can be made for a variety of different situations such as:
- Dealing with an emergency such as when a physical assault occurs
- Continuing to live with a partner who has been abusive
- Continuing to date a partner who has been abusive
- Protecting yourself after you have ended a relationship with an abusive partner
Important Considerations for Your Safety Plan
There are certain things that are helpful to consider in planning for your future safety.
Where can you keep important phone numbers (police, hotline, friends, shelter) for yourself and your children?
Help to call police:
Is there anyone you can ask to call the police it they hear suspicious noises coming from your house or apartment?
How to get out of your home:
If you need to get out of your house or apartment in a hurry, what door, window, elevator or stairwell will you be able to use in order to get out safely?
If you need a place to stay for a while, where can you go? Can you arrange to stay with family or friends in a crisis?
Do you have the phone number to the Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living?