“Think Safe” to Outsmart Sexual Predators: April is “National Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month”

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Each year, over 250,000 people are victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault, so chances are that you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, or has been in a dangerous situation that could have led to this violent act. Find out how to protect yourself.

Each year, over 250,000 people are victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault, so chances are that you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, or has been in a dangerous situation that could have led to this violent act. While both men and women can be victims of sexual assault, most women know that, as a gender, they must be more concerned with their personal safety than men.

Personal security and safety expert and author James M. McGrew offers valuable prevention strategies and safety precautions women need to take to avoid becoming a victim of sexual assault. He advises, “It is generally accepted that these unwanted sexual experiences become criminal at the point a victim says “no” and the “no” is ignored. And since these experiences may occur with a stranger, a friend, a boyfriend, a fellow student, a professor, or someone met in a social setting in any number of places while you are awake, asleep, unconscious, or drunk, you need to keep your personal safety in mind at all times and take steps to protect yourself.”

In his book, Think Safe: Practical Measures to Increase Security at Home, at Work, and Throughout Life (Cameo Publications, $19.95, ISBN 0-9744149-6-4), McGrew offers a detailed list of safety precautions you can take to prevent sexual assault. For example, when walking alone, avoid walking close to doorways, shrubs, and places that offer concealment. He also offers defense techniques, such as causing a commotion and yelling and screaming if you ever become a victim of this violent act.

“By becoming aware of what dangers exist, and of the ways to protect yourself, you will make better decisions. And making better, more informed decisions is truly the foundation of personal security,” states McGrew. The advice and strategies in Think Safe about sexual assault prevention and rape defense, as well as other personal safety issues, can help you make better decisions to increase the safety and security in your own life and in the lives of people you love. You will learn that the key for you and your loved ones to remain safe is to “think safe.”

James McGrew is president and CEO of a full-service investigative and security consulting firm. With over thirty years of experience in planning, implementing, and managing security programs in the public and private sectors, his techniques stress the value and implementation of risk assessment and prevention. Jim’s proactive management programs have successfully addressed violence in the workplace, travel safety, emergency action and contingency plans, and other vital security issues.

For more information or a review copy of Think Safe: Practical Measures to Increase Security at Home, at Work, and Throughout Life or to interview the author, please call 866-372-2636 or send an email to Amy@cameopublications.com.

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