What can I do for my safety before the violence happens again?Tell someone nearby about the violence. Ask that person to come or to get help if the person hears that you are in trouble. Perhaps a neighbor, male relative, or a group of women or men can come before you are seriously hurt.
Find someone you trust who can help you sort out your feelings and think about your choices.
Think of a special word or signal that will tell your children or someone else in your family to get help.
Teach your children how to get to a safe place.