This workbook accompanies Treating Nonoffending Parents in Child Sexual Abuse Cases: Connections for Family Safety. It features many useful checklists, illustrative diagrams, and spaces to record thoughts and feelings as the client works through the process.
Chapter 8: Developing a Safety Plan for Your Family
Developing a Safety Plan for Your Family
A safety plan is simply a plan of action to keep people safe. For example, many office buildings and schools (and some families) have fire safety plans. Such plans will include strategies to prevent fires in the first place, such as rules prohibiting smoking indoors or putting newspapers near a fireplace. They will also include steps to escape from a real fire emergency, such as having fire drills and taking planned routes out of a burning building.
Safety plans are often made up of two parts: prevention strategies and intervention strategies. The prevention part involves the precautions that people will take to try to prevent or avoid an emergency. The intervention part includes ...