The Norse Violence Prevention (NVP) Center provides confidential advocacy and assistance to university students who are affected by sexual assault, and intimate partner violence and stalking. The NVP Center assists survivors in identifying which choices make the most sense for them. Some of the safety planning measures the NVP Center can help you with include:
To schedule an appointment, please call the Norse Violence Prevention Center at (859) 572-5865 or stop by the center on the second floor of the Albright Health Center, Suite 246. For more information about the NVP Center, please visit: nku.edu/nvp or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone deserves relationships that are 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 the other person’s abusive behavior, you can take action to keep yourself as safe as possible.
Leaving can be one of the most dangerous times in an abusive relationship, and there are countless reasons that survivors are unable to leave. Staying safe requires a unique approach. For some survivors taking legal or campus disciplinary action against their abusive partners is a part of their safety plan, and for some it is not.
A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that helps lower your risk of being hurt by your abuser. It includes ways to keep safe while in a relationship, how to safely leave a relationship and how to stay safe once you’ve left. Safety planning involves learning how to cope with emotions, telling friends and family about the abuse, taking legal action and more. A good safety plan will include making sure you have all of the vital information you need to stay safe whether you are leaving your relationship or not and it will be tailored to your unique situation.
Safety planning is an ongoing process, and advocates at the NVP Center are here to help.
Take some time for yourself to go through each section of this safety plan. You can complete this on your own, or you can work through it with someone else that you trust.
the following people if I need to rearrange my schedule in order to avoid my abuser or if I need help staying safe on campus or at work:
I can call the following friends or family members at any time of day or night:
Hotlines that help:
Websites with helpful and supportive info:
My abuser often makes me feel bad by saying this: _________________________________________
When they do this, I will think of these reasons why I know my abuser is wrong: __________________________________________
I will do things I enjoy, like: __________________________________________
I will join clubs or organizations that interest me, like: __________________________________________
If I feel down and ready to return to a potentially abusive situation, I can: __________________________________________
I can read, watch, or listen to______________________________ to help me feel stronger and more supported.
For emergencies, call 911 and give your location
415 Old John’s Hill Road
Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099
Norse Violence Prevention Center:
Albright Health Center, Suite 246
phone (513) 872-9259