How to Make a Plan to Leave an Abusive Situation
Be Prepared…Safety First
Once a violent act takes place in a relationship, the violence almost always reoccurs. In fact it tends to become more severe and more frequent. If you are at risk, here are some tips to help you think ahead about what to do when there is the threat of another attack, or what to take if you decide to leave the situation.
If you are in immediate physical danger, call 911.
Leave, if possible and go to a safe place – family, friends, hospital, police, or domestic abuse shelter. Keep an emergency kit that can be easily grabbed when you leave. It should contain: house and car keys, social security cards, driver’s license, birth,
marriage / divorce certificates, immunization and medical records, money, checkbook, bank books and credit cards.
Guidelines for Safety Safety Planning for Domestic Violence Victims and their Children click here.