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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.
1. When I have to talk to my partner in person, I can:
2. When I talk to my partner on the phone, I can:
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 _______________________________________.
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:
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.
1. I can tell a family member, teacher, coworker, boss, or friend about my situation. I feel safe telling:
__________________________, ___________________________, __________________________,
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. My code word is:
3. I can ask the following people to call the police if they see my partner bothering me:
4. I can ask _________________________, _________________________, or
_________________________ to help screen my phone calls at home or work.
5. When leaving work or school, I can ______________________________________________
6. If problems occure while I am walking, riding, or driving home can _____________________
7. If I use the school bus or public transportation, I can _______________________________
8. I can take a different route or change the time I leave when I walk if I think my abuser will follow me.
9. I can also ___________________________________________________________________
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:
2. I can attend a support group for teens who have been in unhealthy relationships. Support groups are held:
______________________________________ at ___________________________________.
3. Other things I can do to make myself feel better include:
Telephone Numbers I Need to Know:
Police Department ____________________________________________________________
Sheriff’s Department __________________________________________________________
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program ________________________________________
Supervisor’s Home Number _____________________________________________________
Clergy Person ________________________________________________________________
Probation Officer _____________________________________________________________
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 1-866-331-9774 (www.loveisrespect.org)
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673