Safety Planning is a method of increasing and protecting your safety while in an abusive relationship, while planning to leave a relationship, and after an abusive relationship is over. While a safety plan is never a complete guarantee that you will always be safe, it can help reduce your risk of victimization. You can create a safety plan that fits your personal needs and that includes yourself, your children, and/or your pets. At Safe Passage, our counselors have experience thinking through individualized safety plans with survivors. While you can develop a safety plan on your own, we suggest that you contact a counselor for assistance. A counselor may have some ideas and options that you haven't considered and resources that might help.
A safety plan can help when you are in a dangerous situation and don't have the time or clarity of mind to react safely and quickly.
Keep reading for more specific information about safety planning:
- Making a safety plan
- Safety planning if you are living with an abuser
- Preparing to escape
- Safety planning with animals
- Protecting your safety and privacy on Facebook