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“What to know, do and say to be safe” [BOOK TRAILER]

Watch the trailer for the new book from IM-SAFE Publishing: Click here to buy the book now!

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Safety for Women in Workplace Environments [PODCAST]

The mind is the most powerful tool to protect oneself. This week’s guest for Impact Teams Radio show is Dennis E. Golden — the CEO of IM-SAFE, and he talks about personal safety for women in workplace environments. He stresses that women are more prone to danger than men. This inspired him to focus his efforts on teaching and training women how to handle potentially dangerous situations. As a certified personal security specialist, he uses his leadership training experience in equipping and empowering women with ways on how to properly prevent and react to workplace violence, corporate bullying, verbal abuse, […]

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Abuse & Advice: Resource Guide on Domestic Violence

Abuse & Advice: An Online Resource Guide on Domestic Violence What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence refers to a pattern of behavior that is used to gain or maintain control over an intimate partner. Many people think of physical violence when they hear this term, but domestic violence also includes sexual abuse, financial abuse, emotional and mental abuse, and verbal abuse. Physical abuse involves hitting, punching, kicking, biting, and other physical behaviors used to control a partner. Sexual abuse refers to several different behaviors. Sexually abusive partners may force their partners to have sex or insist that their partners dress […]

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Engage Don’t Enrage

When faced with someone who is verbally abusive, our normal reaction is to either defend ourselves by speaking up or breaking eye contact and backing down. Either one of these approaches can escalate the encounter. So if speaking up or turning the other cheek are not good options, what should you do when faced with verbal aggression? Go silent while making direct eye contact with the aggressor. This will give you time to think and plan how you will react. During your silent period, listen carefully to what is being said. Nod as the person speaks. Keep your facial expressions […]

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Preventing Domestic Abuse … Using Monkey Logic

Have you ever watched someone eat banana? Most will start at the “pop top” and try to break it free. The process can be quite messy. And yet with our higher intelligence we keep doing the same thing over and over again – hoping the outcome will be better the next time around. Now go to a local zoo and watch the monkeys for a while. You will see that monkeys turn the banana upside down (to our way of thinking) and open from the “bottom end” and finish it off quickly — without mess or fuss. How many of […]

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Stand TALL Against Abuse

Falling victim to assault or criminal attack is a devastating experience. Currently you might be the target of ongoing domestic violence, bullying or stalking. Perhaps the memories of past events are still with you today. Then again you could be feeling the impacts of physical or emotional abuse in the life of someone close to you. Regardless of your personal circumstances, the road to rebuilding trust and self-confidence can be a long and lonely journey. Survivors and thrivers often turn to national or regional organizations to request services ranging from counseling and legal assistance to sanctuary in a sheltered residence. […]

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You’re Being Stalked … Now What?

The recently released 2011 Intimate Partner Abuse study conducted by the Center for Disease Control tells us that 1 out of every 6 women are stalked annually in the United States. So what can you do if you find yourself as a target of a stalker? • Clearly and firmly tell the stalker to leave you alone. Do not engage in any type of negotiation • Keep a log of all incidents – include time, date, what happened and any witnesses • Make multiple copies of any restraining order and keep a copy with you at all times • Keep […]

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Keeping An Eye Out For Sneakers ?

In response to our recent posting on the The Dangerous Thing Women Do, Sandy Long, author and professional long haul driver sent this back to us. We wanted to share her insights. 
“Because I travel to many locations, some of which can be questionable, I am often asked is “how do you know your are in a ‘bad’ neighborhood?” 
 First it’s important to remember that criminal activity can happen anywhere. Some things to watch for are: protective gates on doors or windows, empty buildings and gang graffiti. When you combine that with people just standing around, chances are you […]

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Before You Carry Pepper Spray

Hi Dennis and Jen, I live in a safe neighborhood and always careful when traveling or shopping. Not long ago, as I was getting my car, I was suddenly and brutally attacked  from behind by a large male in his late 20’s or early 30’s.   I am a professional 45 year old married woman who thought I was prepared. Spraying him with a can a pepper spray I was shocked when he simply turned his head and kept coming.  A tall thin man he hit me repeatedly with his fists. I don’t know how I got there but when I […]

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The Dangerous Thing Women Do

Depending on location, time of day or the time of year, the outcome of your actions can be life threatening. This is not something that may happen to you.  This is something that will happen to you and to everyone you love.   Fortunately, a bit of planning and preparation can dramatically change the outcome of your unplanned adventure. How many times have you seen a family member jump in a car and leave the house with little or no money, no coat or cell phone?  How many times have you seen a member of your family “ just run out […]

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