Current page: https://socialwork.asu.edu/gender-violence/research/myPlan
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myPlan is a free app to help with safety decisions if you, or someone you care about, is experiencing abuse in an intimate relationship. It’s private, secure, personalized, & backed by research.
Designed through a series of multi-year research studies conducted by Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, myPlan is the first interactive safety decision aid designed for people experiencing violent relationships. The tool is accessible via a mobile app and website, and designed to assist intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors in identifying and navigating their own safe path forward.
How myPlan works
Choose the safest way to use myPlan: download the mobile app or use the website tool
Create your PIN-code
Ensure only you can access myPlan (false codes will load a neutral screen)
Select your situation
Answer a few questions to better tailor myPlan to your specific needs
Use the decision aid
Weigh your priorities and better understand your risk for danger
Develop a Plan
Receive personalized safety information and resources to help you decide your best path forward
Relationship abuse is often complex and dangerous, making it difficult for someone to evaluate their situation while juggling competing priorities. Safety planning is the cornerstone of intimate partner violence interventions and is ideally an individualized process, taking into account each survivor’s unique situation. Safety planning is most frequently accessed through traditional support services (e.g. hotlines, shelters, domestic violence programs). Yet the vast majority of abuse survivors report never accessing these services, representing missed opportunities to reduce violence and its negative consequences.
myPlan’s built-in safety features include:
- Completely anonymous to use - no account set up required
- Set your own secure PIN code to keep info private
- “Dummy code” option will hide contents of the app if ever forced to enter a PIN
- Changeable icon to hide the app on your home screen
Be aware: Abusers often monitor their partner’s device activity. Having an app about relationship abuse on your device or in your history could put you at risk. If you are concerned about someone discovering myPlan:
The safest way to use is on a device that an abusive partner does not have access to
Download the app:
Or Visit the website: