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Safety Planning With Indigenous Women

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Safety Planning for Indigenous Women

Family violence can take many forms including physical, sexual, emotional (spiritual), and financial abuse or  neglect that is carried out by any family member or an intimate partner. Familial relationships are considered  violent if one, all, or any combination of these abuses are taking place. Family violence may be experienced by  any individual in a familial or intimate relationship who is being controlled or harmed, regardless of age, sex, or gender. Specific crisis services are available for women, men, 2-Spirit, youth/teens, and seniors/elders who are experiencing family violence.

Though individuals do not have control over the abuse that they face, and safety cannot be guaranteed, safety  planning can help to control responses to abuse and its outcomes.