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Safety Planning

General Material
Published Date
August, 2009

This paper discusses how to implement comprehensive safety planning for battered women using a woman-defined model. Discusses batterer-generated and life-generated risks, and the role of advocates in supporting safety planning strategies.

Excerpt: "Although accurate, this simple definition does not reflect the enormous complexity of the ongoing process of safety planning, including:
I) understanding the risks to safety created by a battering partner,
II) understanding how life-generated risks affect women's decision-making,
III) the variety of strategies used by battered women to reduce risks, and
IV) the role of advocates in responding to safety concerns and meeting basic human needs."

For more information, see: Davies, J., Lyon, E., Monti-Catania, D., (1998). Safety Planning for Battered Women: Complex Lives/Difficult Choices, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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