C.I can try to use “can ...” statements with myself and to be assertive with others.
D.I can tell myself - “_______________________________________________________” - whenever I feel others are trying to control or abuse me.
E. I can read _____________________________________________ to help me feel stronger.
F.I can call ___________________________-, ____________________________, and __________________________ as other resources to be of support to me.
G.Other things I can do to help me feel stronger are ________________________________________________________________,
_____________________________________________________________ and ________________________________________________________________
H.I can attend workshops and support groups at the domestic violence program or ______________________________, _______________________________ or __________________________ to gain support and strengthen my relationships with other people.
Step 8: Items to take when leaving. When women leave partners, it is important to take certain items with them. Beyond this, women sometimes give an extra copy of papers and an extra set of clothing to a friend just in case they have to leave quickly.
Items with asterisks on the following list are the most important to take. If there is time, the other items might be taken, or stored outside the home.
These items might best be placed in one location, so that if we have to leave in a hurry, I can grab them quickly.
When I leave, I should take:
Identification for myself
Children’s birth certificates
My birth certificate
Social Security cards
School and vaccination records
Checkbook, ATM (Automatic Teller Machine) card
Keys - house/car/office
Driver’s license and registration