It's not always a stranger who will hurt you.
And they don't need to hit you to hurt you.

Jay Shetty
There is no excuse for emotional or physical abuse.
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Defense-ability Women's Self Defense Training

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this is an example of why i teach my students about boundary setting.
NEVER stand this close to a stranger - in or out of a vehicle.
if you suspect they have bad intentions, turn right around and go back into the building.
get someone to walk out with you.
use a loud voice to attract attention.
KEEP WALKING! don't just stand there!

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MAN ROBS ELDERLY WOMAN: A 70-year-old woman was leaving bible study when she was robbed of her purse in the church parking lot. She suffered broken bones and facial injuries. Police are now looking for the suspect.
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Defense-ability Women's Self Defense Training

Words of wisdom for Sexual Assault Awareness Month: "When it comes to sexual assault nobody says, hey, men shouldn't drink. It's always about women changing their behavior and dressing differently. Why can't we hold men accountable for their behaviors." -- Jon Stewart

Raising kids to have empathy for others and an understanding of consent is one of the most important things parents can do to help reduce the incidence of sexual assault. To start teaching children -- girls and boys alike -- from a young age about the need to respect others and their personal boundaries, we highly recommend we highly recommend: "My Body! What I Say Goes!" for ages 3 to 6 ( and "I Said No! A Kid-to-kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private" for ages 4 to 7 (

For older children, issues of body autonomy, boundaries, and consent are discussed in more comprehensive books that address topics such as puberty, sex education, and health, including "It's So Amazing!" for ages 6 to 9 ( and the more detailed "It's Perfectly Normal" for ages 10 and up (

For more books to make it easier to discuss appropriate touching and personal boundaries with young children, check out our post "Body Smart, Body Safe: Talking with Young Children about their Bodies" at

For an excellent parenting book that offers advice on how to talk to teenagers about sex, respect, and consent, we highly recommend "For Goodness Sex: Changing the Way We Talk to Teens About Sexuality, Values, and Health" at

And, for two fiction books that address rape and sexual violence and offer a helpful way to spark conversations with young adult readers around sexual assault, we recommend "Speak" for ages 13 and up ( and "The Way I Used To Be" for ages 15 and up (

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