Safety Planning

Safety Planning

Safety Plan Guide  

A safety plan, specific to you and your life, is a practical guide that helps lower the risk of being hurt by your abuser.

  1. The safest way for me to get to class is:
  2. These are places on campus where I often run into my abuser: (I will try and avoid those places as much as possible or try to go when s/he won't be there.)
  3. There may be places on campus where it is impossible to avoid my abuser. If I need to go to one of those places I can make sure a friend can go with me. I will ask:
  4. If I feel threatened or unsafe where I am at, I can go to these public areas to feel safe:
  5. I can tell these people about what is going on in my relationship: (If I feel unsafe during times when my roommate(s) is gone, I will ask at least one of these individuals to stay with me.)
  6. The safest way for me to leave my place of residence in an emergency is:
  7. I will use a code word so I can alert my family, friends, roommates and/ or hall mates to call for help without my abuser knowing about it.
    • My code word is:
    • I told my code word to the following people:
  8. I will have a bag ready with these important items in case I need to leave quickly:
    • Cell phone & charger
    • Spare money & keys
    • Driver's license (or other form of ID)
    • Copy of Protection Order
    • Change of clothes
    • Medications
    • Special photos or other valuable items
    • Birth certificate, social security card,& other important documents
    • If I have children, anything they may need (important papers. formula, diapers, etc.)