Safety planning helps to reduce the control of a violent partner and prevent harm to their spouse, children, other household members and other impacted individuals.
Our advocates focus on helping survivors develop this plan according to their needs, which includes doing risk assessment. For many survivors, the realities of the pandemic increased their risk factors, since social distancing and staying at home can easily increase the power and control of abusers.
Safety plans work to reduce both:
Individuals who are experiencing abuse are best positioned to know what is safe and practical for them at any given time. However, these are some common strategies that are often included in a safety plan.