Quizzes

Quizzes

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Safety Planning Guide

Safety Planning Guide

WHY DO I NEED A SAFETY PLAN? Everyone deserves a relationship that is healthy, safe and supportive. If you are in a relationship that is hurting you, it is important for you to know that the abuse is not your fault. It is also important for you to start thinking of ways to keep yourself safe from the abuse, whether you decide to end the relationship or not. While you can’t control your partner’s abusive behavior, you can take action to keep yourself as safe as possible. WHAT IS A SAFETY PLAN? A safety plan is a practical guide that helps lower your risk of being hurt by your abuser. It includes information specific to you and your life that will help keep you safe. A good safety plan helps you think through lifestyle changes that will help keep you as safe as possible at school, at home and other places that you go on a daily basis. HOW DO I MAKE A SAFETY PLAN? Take some time for yourself to go through each section of this safety planning workbook. You can complete the workbook on your own, or you can work through it with a friend or an adult you trust.  Download Safety Planning Guide from...
What Are the Early Warning Signs of Teen Dating Violence?

What Are the Early Warning Signs of Teen Dating Violence?

Researchers who study teen dating violence have identified several early warning signs that a dating relationship might be likely to turn violent. These warning signs do not mean a relationship will definitely turn violent. However, if you notice several of them in your relationship or partner, you may need to reevaluate your dating relationship. These warning signs include: Excessive jealousy. Constant checking in with you or making you check in with him or her. Attempts to isolate you from friends and family. Insulting or putting down people that you care about. Is too serious about the relationship too quickly. Has had a lot of bad prior relationships – and blames all of the problems on the previous partners. Is very controlling. This may include giving you orders, telling you what to wear, and trying to make all of the decisions for you. Blames you when he or she treats you badly by telling you all of the ways you provoked him or her. Does not take responsibility for own actions. Has an explosive temper (“blows up” a lot). Pressures you into sexual activity with which you are not comfortable. Has a history of fighting, hurting animals, or brags about mistreating other people. Believes strongly in stereotypical gender roles for males and females. You worry about how your partner will react to the things you say or you are afraid of provoking your partner. Owns or uses weapons. Refuses to let you to end the relationship.   What can you do if you notice these signs in your relationship? Trust your intuition! If you believe there may be a problem...