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Our resources page is designed to help you! Here you will find Community Resources as well as Education Resources and opportunities for further learning in the realm of personal safety. At the bottom, you will find recommended safety tools that can be used to help you apply personal safety planning to your life!

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Community Resources

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RAINN

    • RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. They created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es), and they carry out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

The Blue Bench

    • Offers sexual assault prevention education programming, free or low-cost therapy, and case management for survivors of sexual assault in Denver and the nine surrounding counties.

The Family Tree

    • Family Tree is a non-profit human services agency providing innovative, life-changing services designed to end child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness.

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Educational Resources

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Podcasts:

Crime Junkie

      • Podcast on Domestic Violence and how to recognize signs of domestic abuse in your own relationships, as well as how to address it when it becomes apparent in a friend’s relationship. 

Dear Sugar

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Videos:

Watch this video about the basics of consent

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Articles:

Feminist mobilization and progressive policy change: why governments take action to combat violence against women

      • (Excerpt from abstract) Some national governments have adopted a wide variety of measures to address violence against women, including legal reform, public education campaigns, and support for shelters and rape crisis centres, but other governments have done little to confront the problem. What accounts for these differences in policy?

Knowledge and Know-How: The Role of Self-Defense in the Prevention of Violence Against Women

      • This study, commissioned by the European Parliament Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs upon request by the FEMM Committee, examined research on the effectiveness of self-defense and its place in policies at EU and Member State levels. It concludes that there is a growing evidence base that feminist self-defense can be effective in preventing violence.

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Websites:

Be SMART

      • The Be SMART framework is designed to help parents and adults normalize conversations about gun safety and take responsible actions that can prevent child gun deaths and injuries.

NO MORE

      • NO MORE is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by increasing awareness, inspiring action and fueling culture change.

Child Welfare

      • Database to inform about policies in each state regarding child welfare

What Works

      • Website containing peer reviewed articles to help learn what works in the prevention of violence.

Girls Fight Back! Strong. Resilient. Spirited. Unified.

      • Organization dedicated to empowering and introducing others to the idea of full-force self-defense. They travel and present their programming to help teach self-defense basics.

Equality Now: Ending Violence and Discrimination of Women and Girls Around the World – Take Action

      • Organization designed to achieve legal and systematic change that addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.

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Books

As a recognized expert in the field of personal safety, IMPACT has been cited in numerous books and research studies – see below.

•The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker

The Gift of Fear and other books by Gavin de Becker

 

•Beauty Bites the Beast Awakening the Warrior within Women and Girls by Ellen Snortland

Beauty Bites the Beast: Awakening the Warrior within Women and Girls by Ellen Snortland

 

•Megatrends for Women by Aburdene & Neisbitt

Megatrends for Women by Aburdene & Naisbitt

 

 

•The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis

The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis 

•When Food is Love by Geneen Roth

When Food Is Love by Geneen Roth

 

•Her Wits About Her by Denise Caignon & Gail Groves

Her Wits About Her by Denise Caignon & Gail Groves

 

•A Bouncer’s Guide to Barroom Brawling by Peyton Quinn

A Bouncer’s Guide to Barroom Brawling by Peyton Quinn

 

•The Safe Child Book by Sherryll Kraizer

The Safe Child Book by Sherryll Kraizer

 

The Safe Zone A Kid’s Guide to Personal Safety by Donna Chaiet and Francine Russell

The Safe Zone: A Kid’s Guide to Personal Safety by Donna Chaiet and Francine Russell

•Picking Cotton by Erin TorneoPicking Cotton by Erin Torneo•Rites of Spring by Ellen Snortland and Gavin de Becker

 

Rites of Spring by Ellen Snortland and Gavin de Becker

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Recommended Safety Tools

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  • Courtesy of Gavin de Becker and Associates, conduct your own Domestic Violence MOSAIC Assessment for free.
  • Learn to create a family safety plan