Each victim must decide if and when they will tell others that their partner can become violent and that they may be at continued risk. Friends, family and co-workers can help to protect the victim. Each victim should consider carefully which people to invite to secure the victim’s safety.
I might do any or all of the following...
A. Inform my boss, the security supervisor and ______________________________ (secretary, co-workers, etc.) of my situation.
B. Ask _______________________________________ to help screen my telephone calls at work. I can also make use of telephone voice messaging to screen my calls.
C. When leaving work, I can walk from the building _______________________________________________ (accompanied by co-workers, friends, etc) to ensure my safety.
D. If problems occur while I am driving home, I can ________________________________________________ (use my cellular phone, personal sound alarm, honk my horn continuously, drive directly to a well lit public place that is open and filled with people, drive to a local Police Service when open for help).
E. If I use public transit, I can ________________________________________________ (sit close to the driver, arrange to have someone meet me at the bus stop and walk me home; once I arrive home call a friend or relative to let them know I arrived safely).
F. I can shop at different grocery stores and shopping malls, and shop at different hours than those I used when living with my partner.
G. I can also _______________________________________________
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