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An Abuse Safety Plan

Are you or someone you know at risk of being abused? Or worse still, the victim of ongoing and recurring abuse? There is a way that you can help yourself or loved one without being a policeman, lawyer or social worker. Make a Safety Plan! Follow the guidelines contained in this solution to make a safety plan for yourself or help someone you know to make theirs.

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Are you or someone you know at risk of being abused? Or worse still the victim of ongoing and recurring abuse? There is a way that you can help yourself or loved one without being a policeman, lawyer or social worker. Make a Safety Plan! Follow the guidelines below to make a safety plan for yourself or help someone you know to make theirs.

SAFETY PLAN

I. Make sure you know how to call police:

1. Emergency line. 911
2. Police Dispatch line Check local listings for police number in your area

II. Keep a written journal.

1. Document date, time and a short narrative of events involving abuse/abuser. This will provide you with credible proof should you need evidence of any abuse that has happened, in court for example.

III. Inform someone you trust. Having someone you trust aware of the potentially dangerous situation that you find yourself in is important if you find yourself in a crisis.

1. Family member.
2. Neighbour.
3. Friend.

IV. Consider your personal safety by:

1. Having a friend or family member come stay with you.
2. Going to stay with a friend or family member.
3. Communicating acceptable ...

Solution Summary

Are you or someone you know at risk of being abused? Or worse still, the victim of ongoing and recurring abuse? There is a way that you can help yourself or loved one without being a policeman, lawyer or social worker. Make a Safety Plan! Follow the guidelines contained in this solution to make a safety plan for yourself or help someone you know to make theirs.

This solution provides an overview of a Safety Plan that can be developed by individuals who are at risk of being abused. Some of the items included in the template are more specific to older adults at risk of abuse, but most of the items are applicable for all ages.

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