About Abuse

Safety Tips

A “safety plan” is a term often used to describe a plan of actions that can help keep you safer from an abuser. Throughout these pages, you can find tips for keeping yourself and your family members safe in various situations. It’s important to know that not all of these suggestions work for everyone, and some might even put you at greater risk. Because of that, we encourage you to look through these safety tips and take those that make the most sense to you when creating a tailored safety plan for your specific situation. In some circumstances, a Restraining Order may be part of a safety plan.

Tips on how to stay safe if you are being abused by an intimate partner.

Tips for how to stay safe if you are a victim of stalking.

Things to consider when you have children and are planning to leave an abusive relationship.

If you have left an abusive home, or you are trying to keep the abuser away from your new confidential address, this page will provide tips for staying safe.

If you are going to see an abuser or stalker in court, here are some ideas on how to stay safe in the courthouse.

If you are a student, you may want to consider your safety at school as part of your overall safety plan.

If you live in a rural area or a small town, there are some extra things to keep in mind when you are trying to stay safe.

There are ways that an abuser can access your email and also find out where you have been on the Internet. It is impossible to to hide all your tracks.

How to stay safe on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.

Things to consider when the abuser is in jail or prison.

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