7 Steps in a Plan of Action to Leave Domestic Violence

I’ve been discussing safety precautions and a plan of action in leaving an abusive situation.

A few other thoughts in preparing and leaving are:suitcase

Pack suitcase in advance with clothes and toiletries.

  1. Have an extra set of keys made
  2. Evidence of physical abuse—take these with you, whether it is pictures, written records, police reports, etc.
  3. Pack a special toy for each child and/or animal
  4. Contact a lawyer
  5. Copies of important papers such as birth certificates, marriage license, credit cards, license/ID cards, life and health insurance information, etc}
  6. Special mementos—take anything else that has special value or meaning