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Safety Planning


Safety planning is an individualized plan to keep people safe, typically used with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking and is more about an ongoing conversation than it is about capturing information in a document. This resource provides service providers with an understanding of safety planning, with specific sections on sexual safety and injection drug safety. Safety planning should always be focused on the needs of each individual survivor, and should be dynamic/flexible.  The plan might change as a survivor’s situation or needs changes. The focus on sexual safety and injection drug safety reflects the heightened risk for HIV/AIDS if high-risk behaviors are used in either of these areas. This resource should be used as a guideline for assisting survivors in their personal safety planning.

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