Safety planning with someone who is being abused
When abuse is evident, safety planning is a next step. What kinds of threats exist? How much danger is present? Are there any children who need to be protected?
Attempting to leave an abusive relationship brings many challenges. Some victims of abuse are even more at risk after leaving. At that point, abusive partners may feel they have nothing to lose in escalating their behavior.
Safety planning is essential and includes ways to stay safe.
Leaving an abusive partner may be the most dangerous time in the relationship.