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

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

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

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