Safety Planning Checklist

Protecting your Children

  • Plan and rehearse an escape route
  • Teach your children a code word for 911
  • Warn school not to release address

Effects on Children

Witnessing violence is a risk factor for long term physical and mental health problems for your children including:

  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Being a victim of abuse
  • Perpetrating intimate partner violence
85% of domestic violence
victims are women

National Events

  • January is Stalking Awareness Month | Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month
  • February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
  • March 13 is National Bystander Awareness Day
  • April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month | National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • May 5th is Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Awareness Day
  • June is LGBT Pride Month
  • June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • July 30th is World Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month | National Bullying Prevention Month

Contact Us

In emergency situations always call 911. For non-emergency help or advice call the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Victim Advocate Line at 480-789-7672 (Mon-Thurs 8:00 am to 4:30 pm) or email Natasa Pavlina at On evenings, weekends and holidays call the Police Department at 480 837-1091