About Abuse

Safety Tips

These pages provide tips for keeping yourself and your family members safe in various situations.  Following these suggestions (often known as a safety plan) can't guarantee your safety, but it could help make you safer. However, it is important that you create a safety plan that is right for you. Not all of these suggestions will work for everyone, and some could even place you in greater danger. You have to do what you think is best to keep yourself and your children safe.

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.
Tips for staying safe once you have left an abusive relationship in which you lived together.
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 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.