5. Staying Safe and Managing Crises

Staying safe


One type of crisis involves a threat to you or your family’s safety. You may be concerned about emotional, physical, sexual or financial safety and security.


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    Have you ever felt unsafe (e.g., emotionally and/or physically) in your relationship?

    What made you feel unsafe (e.g., behaviour or statements from the other person or from themselves, or particular situations)?


Not feeling safe may relate to fears of what a relative might do to someone else or of what they might do to themselves.

    How do you keep yourself safe?

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