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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE 800-799-SAFE

Domestic Violence Youth Safety Plan

I.      SAFETY WHEN THERE  IS FIGHTING AT HOME

  1. If you are afraid that you or someone else will be hurt, you    can call 911 for police help.
  2. Tell the police where you are calling from and give them the address.
  3. Tell the police who is being hurt, and who else is involved.
  4. Practice how to get out of your house safely.  Think about which doors, windows or stairs would   be best.
  5. Think of which neighbor you can go to for help.

CALL 911 FOR HELP

II.     SAFETY AT       SCHOOL

  1. If you or someone else is afraid of being hurt, tell:
    1. A Teacher
    2. A School Counselor
    3. A Principal
    4. A School Nurse
    5. A Parent
    6. An Adult you trust
    7. Call 911
  2. Ask your school to help each person write a safety plan.

REMEMBER:  YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE  SAFE

III.    SAFETY ON THE STREET

  1. If you are afraid of being hurt:
    1. Go to the nearest store and ask them to call 911
    2. You can call 911 from a payphone. You don't need any money for this call.
    3. If there is not a phone or a store nearby, scream as loud as you can and run to safety.
    4. Tell a trusted adult what happened.

SILENCE IS VIOLENCE'S BEST FRIEND

V. IF YOU CANNOT OR DO NOT WANT TO CALL 911 FOR THE POLICE

  1. TELL:
    1. A Teacher
    2. A Minister, Priest or Rabbi
    3. A Parent
    4. A Relative
    5. A Nurse or Doctor
    6. An adult you trust
  2. CALL THE NATIONAL YOUTH CRISIS HOTLINE
    1-800-442-4673 (24 HOURS)
  3. CALL THE YOUTH CRISIS AND RUNAWAY HOTLINE
    1-800-448-4663

IF THE ADULT OR POLICE OFFICER YOU TELL DOES NOT HELP YOU, CALL:

  1. Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-252-5400
  2. Child Help, USA 1-800-422-4453
  3. National Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-4424673
  4. Covenant House 1-800-999-9999


NUMBERS TO CALL
*POLICE    911
*NATIONAL YOUTH CRISIS HOTLINE - 1-800-442-4673
*YOUTH CRISIS AND RUNAWAY HOTLINE - 1-800-448-4663
*CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE - 1-800-336-7788

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS, contact an advocate at your local court or shelter or one of the
 numbers listed on our Agencies and Phone Numbers Page.

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