Protect Your Health

Domestic violence is a dangerous situation and can cause the victim to feel helpless.  Learn what you can do to find a way out of these circumstances or help a friend in need.

Develop a safety plan: Think about different aspects of your safety if an abusive situation were to occur by using this PDF from the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence and check out this brochure about steps to safety.

Compile a list of emergency numbers:  Memorize the numbers of emergency contacts, local shelter, and domestic violence hotline so you can readily call them wherever you are.

 Know the signs from your partner: (For the comprehensive list click here):

  • They minimize the abuse or deny how serious it really was.
  • Continues to blame others for own behavior
  • They claims that you’re the one who is abusive

Speak up: If you suspect that someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, express your concern.  Tips can be found here.

Consider technology: Protect your privacy by being cautious with your phone and computer.  In addition, make sure that you are not being recorded or tracked by GPS. For further information about how to safeguard your technology click here