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!

 

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