How to Get Help
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Teach safety to children.
If you choose to tell your plans about leaving to your children, then decide what you will do if your children tell your partner of those plans.
Practice calling 911 with your child(ren). Teach them to never get in the middle of a fight, even if they think they are helping. Teach them a code word and rehearse what to do when it is used. Inform your children’s school/daycare of any protective orders.
Utilize community resources and judicial system.
Research the laws in your county surrounding orders of protection. Call the local crisis line for information and to access advocates. Collect and save as much evidence as you can to help file your order.
Make copies of the order and keep a copy in a secure and trusted location the abuser cannot access. If you move, register your order in your new area.
Identify your needs and seek out community resources, such as support groups, counseling, crisis lines, etc.
Engage in relaxing activities like taking walks, playing games with friends, and finding a quiet place to reflect or read. Most importantly, remember that it is not your fault!