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Advocate Contact Information:

Gabby Schwartz

920-424-2024

advocate@uwosh.edu

Location: Reeve Union, 102L

Sexual Violence Reporting Forms

Safety Planning

You deserve a healthy, supportive, respectful relationship.

No one deserves to be abused. If you are in an abusive relationship, and would like to leave the abuser, check out our Safety Planning in College Resource Guide. This resource will provide tips and support for keeping you as safe as possible when preparing to leave. Our Safety Planning in College Resource Guide can be downloaded here.

What Is a Safety Plan?

A safety plan is a practical guide that helps lower your risk of being hurt by your abuser. It includes information specific to you and your life that will help keep you safe. A good safety plan helps you think through lifestyle changes that will help keep you as safe as possible on campus, in the residence halls, and other places that you go on a daily basis.

Why Do I Need a Safety Plan?

Everyone deserves a relationship that is healthy, safe and supportive. If you are in a relationship that is hurting you, it is important for you to know that the abuse is not your fault. It is also important for you to start thinking of ways to keep yourself safe from the abuse, whether you decide to end the relationship or not. While you can’t control your partner’s abusive behavior, you can take action to keep yourself as safe as possible.

How Do I Make a Safety Plan?

Safety plans are personalized to each individual and each situation. Take some time for yourself to go through each section of this safety plan. You can complete your safety plan on your own, with someone else who you trust, or Gabrielle Schwartz, the Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator can assist you. You can reach Gabrielle by emailing advocate@uwosh.edu, or stopping by Reeve 102L.

Local Hotlines/Services:

24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 920-722-8150

24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 920-235-5998

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner / Forensic Nursing