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2010 HOME Conference - Wellness and safety planning for domestic abuse powerpoint Presentation Transcript

  • 1. SAFETY PLANNING A Complex Plan
  • 2.  
  • 3. Theory of Barriers Why is it hard to leave?
    • Economic
    • Children
    • Family
    • Culture
    • Others
  • 4. Goals for Working with Battered Women
    • Safety for her and the children
    • Leave the violent relationship
    • Become independent
    • Stop the Abuse
    • Prevent death
  • 5. Jill Davies Safety Planning with Battered Women
  • 6. Woman Defined Advocacy
  • 7. Batterer Generated Risks
    • Risk of Physical Injury
    • Risk of Psychological Harm
    • Child Related Risks
    • Financial Risks
    • Risks to Family and Friends
    • Loss of Relationship
    • Risks involving Arrest and Legal Status
  • 8. Life Generated Risks
    • Financial Considerations
    • Home location
    • Physical & Mental Health
    • Inadequate responses by Major Social Institutions
    • Discrimination
    • Batterers manipulation of Life GR
  • 9. Culture Generated Risks
    • Traditional Roles
    • In-law Abuse
    • Effects on family back home
    • The batterer’s status
    • Value differences
  • 10. Safety Plan
    • Check Lists vs a well thought of plan
    • Immediate Safety plan
    • Long term plan
  • 11. Immediate Safety Plan
    • 1. Where is the batterer?
    • 2. What is the batterer’s state of mind?
    • 3. Where are the children?
    • 4. What is the Danger Assessment (DA) score
    • 5. Review of the DA
    • 6. Understand what Stage of Change she is at
  • 12. 5. The Danger Assessment
    • The plan has to be relevant to the DA
    • Important Factors
    • Weapons
    • Stalking
    • Separation
    • Abuser (element of shame)
  • 13. Stages of Change
    • Pre-contemplation:
      • Victim’s situation: There is no problem. ● Victim’s options: None.
    • Contemplation:
      • Victim’s situation: Admitting existence of problem. ● Victim’s options: Considering change.
    • Preparation:
      • Victim’s situation: In better touch with reality. ● Victim’s options: Things can be different.
    • Action:
      • Victim’s situation: Determination to be free of abuse. ● Victim’s options: Things will be different.
    • Maintenance:
      • Victim’s situation: Process of change is clear. ● Victim’s options: Things are different.
    MNADV-12
  • 14. Immediate Safety Plan
    • Plan should be simple and easy to follow
    • Empowering vs taking control
    • Survivor should be and active participant in the development of the plan
    • DA and Stage of Changes should be considered
  • 15. Long Term Plan Staying or leaving
    • Risk assessment of BGR &LGR
    • What changes is the survivor willing and able to make
    • What is she willing to give up
    • A place to start
    • The plan changes and evolves
  • 16. Case Example
    • The case of Jenny
    • Practice
  • 17. Finalizing the Plan (or not…)
    • The risk of violence and re assault never goes away
    • Level of danger fluctuates
    • The plan should be reviewed and modified during critical times even if separation has occurred
  • 18. Vivian Levi, LCPC Abused Persons Program Montgomery County
    • 1301 Piccard Dr.
    • Rockville MD, 20850
    • 240 777 4896
    • [email_address]