prior to a violence incident
Prior to a violence incident
If you have an Emergency Escape Plan, go over it in your mind.
Try to position yourself so that if necessary, you can quickly leave or call 911.
Try to move to a space where the risk to injury is the lowest (e.g. Away from knives).
The following are suggestions NOT recommendations on how to navigate such situations.
ALWAYS CALL 911 IF YOUR SAFETY IS AT RISK.
The following information is adapted from the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre Peer Support Handbook and the Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse Creating A Safety Plan Booklet