What is Family/Domestic Violence?
When grownups in your family hit,
push, kick, or throw things at you or someone else in your
Family violence might make you feel
scared, guilty, embarrassed, sad, confused or mad, but you
must remember it is
NOT your fault!!
What is a Safety Plan?
A safety plan is a list of ideas on
what to do and what not to do if family violence happens in
There are a many of ways you can help
yourself stay safe and get help for you and the person being
hurt in your family.
fight starts… .
Stay away from the fight and out of
the room where the fight is.
Stay out of small rooms (closets &
bathrooms) where you might get trapped.
Stay out of rooms where it is easier
to get hurt because of sharp objects, like in the garage and
Go to a safe place where someone can
help (neighbors or friends house).
If you can’t leave home and need help
right away, call 911 from a room away from the fighting!
Things to know…
Know which windows, stairs and doors
are safe to use when you are trying to get out of the house
during a fight.
Memorize or write down important phone
numbers of people who can help (police, neighbors,
relatives, and friends). Keep the list of numbers where you
can get to them in a hurry.
If you can’t remember or find the
numbers when you need them OR you
need help right away,
dial 9-1-1 .
Think of people you can talk to about
what happens in your home (teachers, church members,
doctors, police officers and friends).
Family violence is NOT your fault!!
It is okay to love both of your
parents, even if one parent is hurting the other.
It is NOT okay for a parent to hurt
you or anyone else.
You have the right to
SAFE and LOVED!