Safety Checklist

Safety Checklist

  • Children's clothing
  • Custody and divorce papers
  • Diapers
  • Identification for you and your children
  • Jewelry
  • keys
  • Medications
  • Money, bank book, check book, credit cards and ATM cards
  • Orders of Protection
  • Pictures (Of you, your children, and the batterer)
  • Prior criminal history documents
  • Small toys

Your Children

Children learn from imitating what they see. If you are in an abusive relationship, get help for you and your children. Children who witness domestic violence may:

  • Feel guilty because they couldn't help
  • Blame themselves for the abuse
  • Feel bad for caring about the abuser
  • Swear at or hit others
  • Feel sick a lot
  • Withdraw from people and/or activities
  • Run away from home
  • May have sudden or increased problems in school

Helping Your Children

  • Children should know that they don't have to be hurt and there is help available if someone is hurting them
  • Children should learn that hitting is wrong
  • Children should learn to take time out when they are angry

Children Services

Check out a collection of services for children.