SAFETY PLANNING

If you are in an abusive situation and unsure of how to navigate gaining safety, consider building a safety plan. A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that includes ways to remain safe while in a relationship, planning to leave, or after you leave. Safety planning involves how to cope with emotions, tell friends and family about the abuse, take legal action and more. If you are in immediate danger, call the BrightHouse Crisis Hotline.

The Kansas VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender's custody status changes. The VINE toll-free number for the Kansas VINE system is (866) 574-8463. This service is provided to assist victims of crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status.

Safety Planning Checklist: 

A good safety plan will have all the vital information you need, be tailored to your unique situation, and will help walk you through different scenarios.

 

Although some of the things that you outline in your safety plan may seem obvious, it’s important to remember that in moments of crisis your brain doesn’t function the same way as when you are calm. When adrenaline is pumping through your veins it can be hard to think clearly or make logical decisions about your safety. Having a safety plan can help you think more clearly.

Legal Papers


  • Restraining order/stalking order

  • Lease, rental agreement, house deed

  • Car registration

  • Health and life insurance cards

  • Divorce papers

  • Custody papers




Identification


  • Driver’s license

  • Children’s birth certificates

  • Social security card

  • Self-sufficiency/disability identification




Papers


  • Medical records for you and your children

  • Work permits/green card

  • VISA




Other


  • House and car keys

  • Medications

  • Valuables, photos, etc.

  • Address book

  • Phone card/safety cell phone

  • Clothes, blankets, small toys for children

  • Clothes, hygiene necessities, etc. for yourself





Checklist: What You Should Take When You Leave:

Legal Papers


  • Restraining order/stalking order

  • Lease, rental agreement, house deed

  • Car registration

  • Health and life insurance cards

  • Divorce papers

  • Custody papers




Identification


  • Driver’s license

  • Children’s birth certificates

  • Social security card

  • Self-sufficiency/disability identification




Papers


  • Medical records for you and your children

  • Work permits/green card

  • VISA




Other


  • House and car keys

  • Medications

  • Valuables, photos, etc.

  • Address book

  • Phone card/safety cell phone

  • Clothes, blankets, small toys for children

  • Clothes, hygiene necessities, etc. for yourself





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