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Safety Issue 10:
Items to Pack when Leaving

When you leave an abusive partner it is important to understand that this action may trigger a violent outburst. Being organized and prepared to make a quick break away from the relationship is one key to reducing the risk of violence. If possible, it is recommended that you pre-pack clothing and important documents ahead of time and leave them with a trusted friend or relative.

CHECKLIST: WHAT TO TAKE WHEN YOU LEAVE You should have these items in a safe place where you can access them quickly in case you need to leave in a hurry. You may want to keep copies of important documents at a trusted relative or friend’s home.



Remember, if you print a copy of this material, KEEP IT IN A SAFE PLACE and away from your abusive partner.