Here are some helpful items to get together when you are planning on leaving an abusive situation. Keep these items in a safe place until you are ready to leave or in case you need to leave suddenly. If you have children, take them. And take your pets, too, if possible.
|Identification for yourself and your children||
|Important personal papers||
|A way to communicate||
|A way to get by||
|Things to help you cope||
Source: National Women's Health Information Center at www.WomensHealth.gov.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Brigid McCaw, MD, MS, MPH, FACP - Family Violence Prevention|
|Last Revised||March 8, 2012|
Last Revised: March 8, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
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