If you or your teen are in an abusive relationship, are planning to exit an abusive relationship, or have exited a relationship and are concerned about safety, this safety planning page is a good resource. Statistically, leaving an abusive relationships is one of the most dangerous times for a person experiencing abuse. It is important to think through possible threats to safety ahead of time because when we are in danger we don’t always think clearly. Use these guides as a starting point, but also contact your local intimate partner violence service providers. Everyone in Oklahoma can talk to an advocate for free. Safety planning is one of the services an advocate can provide. If you know a minor who is in imminent danger, remember everyone is a mandatory reporter in Oklahoma. Safety planning is important, but it is not a substitute for notifying authorities when a child is in imminent danger.
Caution: If you are being abused by someone who has access to your phone or computer and can see that you are researching dating violence, cover your tracks by clearing your browser history or researching on a friend’s device. Click here for some technology safety tips:
Main Safety Plan Page:
Teen Safety Plan document:
Oklahoma SafeLine: 1-800-522-7233
Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
National HopeLine: 1-800-656-4673