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PLANIFICACIÓN DE LA SEGURIDAD

Si se encuentra en una situación de abuso y no está seguro de cómo navegar ganando seguridad, considere crear un plan de seguridad. Un plan de seguridad es un plan personalizado y práctico que incluye formas de mantenerse seguro mientras está en una relación, planea irse o después de irse. La planificación de la seguridad implica cómo hacer frente a las emociones, informar a amigos y familiares sobre el abuso, emprender acciones legales y más. Si se encuentra en peligro inmediato, llame a la línea directa de crisis de BrightHouse.

El sistema Kansas VINE es un servicio a través del cual las víctimas de delitos pueden usar el teléfono o Internet para buscar información sobre el estado de custodia de su delincuente y registrarse para recibir notificaciones por teléfono y correo electrónico cuando cambie el estado de custodia del delincuente. El número gratuito de VINE para el sistema Kansas VINE es(866) 574.8463. Este servicio se brinda para ayudar a las víctimas de un delito que tienen derecho a saber sobre el estado de custodia de su delincuente.

Lista de verificación de planificación de seguridad: 

  • How long can I stay?
    Length of stay is determined by the specific needs of the individual. Those needing to move will stay in shelter longer than those with a residence to return to. If it is a matter of changing the locks on the house/rental unit and filing a Protection From Abuse order to have the abuser removed, the length of stay may be short. If housing needs to be located and applications for reduced rent filed, it will take longer. The average length of stay is 2-4 weeks. Overnight stays can be arranged as well. The major factor in determining the length of stay is the safety of the victim. Safety planning is discussed early and ongoing as we work together. Once safety issues have been addressed and/or eliminated, plans for exiting the shelter are made.
  • How many times can I stay at the shelter?
    As many as necessary. Persons escape abusive situations on average 7-8 times before they permanently leave. It is part of the dynamics of an abusive relationship. Hopefully, each stay provides the person with more tools and options so that eventually a complete break of the abusive relationship occurs. However, if a person discloses the location of the shelter to anyone and is asked to leave, they will not be readmitted under any circumstances. Putting other residents of the shelter at risk is not tolerated. Threatening staff/other residents and any display of violence will also lead to immediate exit of the shelter and no future admissions.
  • How many people live at the shelter?
    The shelter can house 17 women and children. On average 3-4 families are in the shelter at one time. Single women have a room to themselves. Families share a room. We do have resources to shelter men who are leaving abusive relationships.
  • How many people work at the shelter?
    One shelter manager and five shelter relief staff are responsible for shelter coverage at all times.
  • How safe is the shelter?
    The door to the shelter remains locked at all times. An alarm system is in place and alerts law enforcement if windows/doors are opened once the alarm is activated. The location of the shelter is confidential and no one other than staff or residents can enter the shelter unless prior approval/notification is received by the Shelter Manager. 100% of residents upon exit report feeling “safe or very safe” while at the shelter.
  • What is the cost of staying at the shelter?
    This service is free.
  • Am I free to come and go as I please at the shelter?
    This issue is addressed on an individual basis. A risk assessment is done on admission to the shelter. Those of higher risk and more safety issues are discouraged from leaving the shelter unescorted. The goal is to help each individual learn how to keep themselves safe while making their own independent choices.
  • Is there a curfew?
    Residents are to be in the shelter by 10 p.m. Once the alarm is set, no one can enter or leave the shelter unless an emergency exists or prior approval from your victim advocate.
  • How long can I stay?
    Length of stay is determined by the specific needs of the individual. Those needing to move will stay in shelter longer than those with a residence to return to. If it is a matter of changing the locks on the house/rental unit and filing a Protection From Abuse order to have the abuser removed, the length of stay may be short. If housing needs to be located and applications for reduced rent filed, it will take longer. The average length of stay is 2-4 weeks. Overnight stays can be arranged as well. The major factor in determining the length of stay is the safety of the victim. Safety planning is discussed early and ongoing as we work together. Once safety issues have been addressed and/or eliminated, plans for exiting the shelter are made.
  • How many times can I stay at the shelter?
    As many as necessary. Persons escape abusive situations on average 7-8 times before they permanently leave. It is part of the dynamics of an abusive relationship. Hopefully, each stay provides the person with more tools and options so that eventually a complete break of the abusive relationship occurs. However, if a person discloses the location of the shelter to anyone and is asked to leave, they will not be readmitted under any circumstances. Putting other residents of the shelter at risk is not tolerated. Threatening staff/other residents and any display of violence will also lead to immediate exit of the shelter and no future admissions.
  • How many people live at the shelter?
    The shelter can house 17 women and children. On average 3-4 families are in the shelter at one time. Single women have a room to themselves. Families share a room. We do have resources to shelter men who are leaving abusive relationships.
  • How many people work at the shelter?
    One shelter manager and five shelter relief staff are responsible for shelter coverage at all times.
  • How safe is the shelter?
    The door to the shelter remains locked at all times. An alarm system is in place and alerts law enforcement if windows/doors are opened once the alarm is activated. The location of the shelter is confidential and no one other than staff or residents can enter the shelter unless prior approval/notification is received by the Shelter Manager. 100% of residents upon exit report feeling “safe or very safe” while at the shelter.
  • What is the cost of staying at the shelter?
    This service is free.
  • Am I free to come and go as I please at the shelter?
    This issue is addressed on an individual basis. A risk assessment is done on admission to the shelter. Those of higher risk and more safety issues are discouraged from leaving the shelter unescorted. The goal is to help each individual learn how to keep themselves safe while making their own independent choices.
  • Is there a curfew?
    Residents are to be in the shelter by 10 p.m. Once the alarm is set, no one can enter or leave the shelter unless an emergency exists or prior approval from your victim advocate.

Un buen plan de seguridad tendrá toda la información vital que necesita, se adaptará a su situación única y lo guiará a través de diferentes escenarios.

 

Aunque algunas de las cosas que detallas en tu plan de seguridad pueden parecer obvias, es importante recordar que en momentos de crisis tu cerebro no funciona de la misma manera que cuando estás tranquilo. Cuando la adrenalina corre por tus venas, puede ser difícil pensar con claridad o tomar decisiones lógicas sobre tu seguridad. Tener un plan de seguridad puede ayudarlo a pensar con más claridad.

Lista de verificación: lo que debe llevar cuando se vaya:

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