How to Protect Yourself Against Domestic Violence - SanTanValley.com

How to Protect Yourself Against Domestic Violence

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard
How to Protect Yourself Against Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Although many of you many not be in abusive relationships, if we here at SanTanValley.com can help even 1 person or 1 family - this article will be worth it.  Thank you to an eHow contributor for this amazing article.

While the best way to eliminate the threat of domestic violence is to leave an unhealthy relationship, you can take a number of actions to protect yourself while you remain in the situation. The following steps show you how.

 

Instructions
  • Create an emergency box. Inside, keep an extra set of car and house keys, important documents, some cash and change (for the telephone) and a list of your support contacts. If possible, include a prepaid cell phone or calling card. Hide the box in a safe, handy place.
Know that CAAFA - the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse - is a resource available to you if and when you need help.
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