Women’s Personal Safety on Campus

Young women, aged 18-24, attending college, are 3 times more likely to be sexually assaulted or raped than the general population. According to RAINN, 23.1 percent of female students experience rape or sexual assault via physical force, violence, or being incapacitated. That’s a little over one in 5 young women … and those are only the … Continued

Women’s Personal Safety and Male-Encoded Language

The Department of Justice  – and common sense – tells us that gender-based violence and harassment is predominantly committed by men against women or non-binary persons. Bearing in mind that every situation is different, the importance of using your best judgement in the moment, and keeping women’s personal safety at the forefront, learning to use “male-encoded … Continued

5 tips to Enhance Parking Lot Safety if you are Working Late

If you will be working late, be sure to move your vehicle to a well light parking place that is closest to the door by which you will exit before it gets dark. Do not leave valuables in view inside your car. Remember to back into your parking space allowing for a more rapid egress … Continued

Personal Safety: Dating Abuse and Dating Violence

During our training for young women in high school and college, I will often ask how many of them have boyfriends who: Always rifles through their purses Scroll through their call list and text messages. Continuously call in to find out where they are, etc. Convince them that a location sharing “emergency app” should be … Continued

Stop Signs. A Domestic Violence Resource

  I had the opportunity to read Stop Signs authored by my friend Lynn Fairweather who is a threat assessment and domestic violence expert. As a personal safety trainer and consultant and father of two daughters, I was particularly eager to read this book and share the “golden nuggets” with them and those I interact … Continued