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Blog Posts by Jennifer Lownik,
Executive Vice President IM-Safe, LLC

I Can’t Seem To Figure Out Why Women Hesitate When It Comes To Self-Defense

I see it every week.  A new group of nervous students walk cautiously into a room and look around.  They signed up for this self-defense class. It’s something they wanted to do for years, and now suddenly the opportunity is right in front of them. It’s funny how signing up for the class and actually standing in the class suddenly becomes two very different things.  The conversations are hushed.  There are a few giggles and the questions start to sound something like “Have you ever taken anything like this before?” or “ I wonder what we’re going to have to do!” or my personal […]

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Domestic Violence Impacts Employers

The Better Business Bureau reports “96% of employed domestic violence victims experience problems at work related to the abuse.” While employers tend to focus on productivity concerns, most are not aware of the dramatic impact domestic violence has on their work environment. Recent studies reveal 75% of abusers have access to their victim’s workplace. It is often the one place an abuser knows he can find his victim. Incidents at work may result in heated conversations, vandalism, and destruction of property, assault, or even death. A recent study revealed that approximately 1 in 5 working adults are victims of domestic […]

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Self Defense – Size Doesn’t Matter

A male attacker has just approached you. He looks like he just stepped out of leading role in a gangster movie. He is 6”1’ weighs 300 lbs.  Most women and quite a few men would think, “ How could I ever win against this guy?” Now envision another scene. Imagine that same guy grabbing and trying to hold on to a live squirrel.  I don’t know about you but I will put my bet that the 2lb rodent will win every time. What makes one of the cutest animals on the planet such a worthy opponent against an attacker outweighing […]

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Workplace Violence CAN Be Avoided

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) each year two million Americans are victims of workplace violence. The vast majority are women who suffer the greatest effects from the physical and emotional pain. Government projections suggest less than half all incidents are reported. While the media tends to report on the most the most spectacular events Human Resource Departments know what “going postal” means and routinely post hot lists of individuals who have been identified as capable of committing violent acts in the workplace. Corporate guidelines typically suggest ways to report potentially violent individuals some even offer a […]

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How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Protect your Social Security Number: Memorize your personal number and don’t ever carry your Social Security card in your wallet. Keep it in a safe place at home or safety deposit box. Do not give out your social security number unless there is a privacy notice accompanying the request. Shred All Personal Documents: Use a diamond or cross-cut shredder to shred anything you discard that may contain personal or financial information. This includes financial records, bank statements, pre-approved credit offers from the mail, and credit card receipts. Treat Your Mail With Care: Stolen mail is the easiest way to get personal information.  Keep […]

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