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Teen Safety Plan

I always have the right to feel safe — no matter who I am hanging out with.  If I think that I am in an unsafe relationship, I can do some or all of the following things to increase my safety.

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1.  When I have to talk to my partner in person, I can:

__________________________________________________________________________________.

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2.  When I talk to my partner on the phone, I can:

__________________________________________________________________________________.

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3.  When I feel a fight coming on, I will try to move to a place that is lowest risk for getting hurt, such as

________________________________________ or _______________________________________.

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4.  I can call, text, or email the following people at any time if I am feeling threatened or unsafe and they will help me:

_________________________________________________

_________________________________________________

_________________________________________________

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I will decide for myself if and when I will tell others that I am in or have been in an unsafe relationship, or if I am still at risk.  Friends, family, coworkers, and school personnel can help protect me, if they know what is happening and how they can help.

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1.  I can tell a family member, teacher, coworker, boss, or friend about my situation.  I feel safe telling:

__________________________, ___________________________, __________________________,

and __________________________.

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2.  I will make up a “code word” for my family, teachers, coworkers, or friends, so they know when to call for help for me.
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My code word is:_________________________.
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3.  I can ask the following people to call the police if they see my partner bothering me:______________
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________________________________________________________________________________________
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4. I can ask _______________________, _______________________, or __________________________

to help screen my phone calls at home or work.

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5.  When leaving work or school, I can ___________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________.

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6.  If problems occur while I am walking, riding, or driving home I can _____________________________

______________________________________________________________________________.

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7.  If I use the school bus or public transportation, I can _______________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________.

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8.  I can take a different route or change the time I leave when I walk if I think my abuser will follow me.

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9.  I can also _____________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________.

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For Myself:
1.  If I feel down, I can talk to sources of support, like family, friends, neighbors, teachers, youth ministers, or a helpline.  The people and numbers I can call include:

_________________________________________________

_________________________________________________

_________________________________________________

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2.  I can attend a support group for teens who have been in unhealthy relationships.  Support groups are held:

______________________________________ at ___________________________________.

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3.  Other things I can do to make myself feel better include:

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________.

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Telephone Numbers I Need to Know:

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Police Department ____________________________________________________________

My Counselor_______________________________________________________________

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program __________________________________________

Supervisor’s Home Number _____________________________________________________

Clergy Person ________________________________________________________________

Lawyer ____________________________________________________________________

Probation Officer _____________________________________________________________

Other ______________________________________________________________________

Other ______________________________________________________________________

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