|Here is a checklist of important ways to protect yourself from an abuser at work, in public, and on your daily routes:
q Find someone at work that you trust to tell about your situation. If possible, provide him or her with a picture of your abuser.
q Arrange to have a friend or trusted co-worker to walk with you to and from your car or the bus before and after work and take your lunch breaks with a friend, if possible.
qIf you walk to work or when you run errands, try to find a walking buddy.
q Try to take a variety of routes to and from work and avoid routes that you think your abuser might take.
q Keep emergency numbers on you at all times and a cell phone, calling card, or change, if possible.
q Inform your children’s school or daycare about who is allowed to have contact with your children and who is allowed to pick them up.
q Think about what you would do if something happened while traveling in your car, on the bus, or on other forms of transportation.
q Try to avoid stores and restaurants that you abuser goes to.