Resources for Women, Moms and Parents:
Boys & Girls Clubs of America In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow.
Breathing for Moms is active meditation. The class helps moms heal from the emotional and physical stress of pregnancy and birth and protects them from post partum depression. It also helps moms reconnect with themselves and recognize stressors before they become longer term problems. The class was created by Dr. Belisa Vranich who is a clinical psychologist, author, and presenter with a dynamic and innovative approach to modern issues.
Bullying.org's purpose is to prevent bullying in our society through education and awareness. We provide programs and resources to individuals, families, educational institutions and organizations to help people deal effectively with the act of bullying and its long-lasting negative consequences.
Cornered Cat - If you are even slightly curious about gun or gun safety, Kathy Jackson is your woman! You'll find all sorts of info, including multiple blogs on guns and kids and how to reconcile the two, both mentally and in terms of safe storage. Mostly you'll learn and laugh because Kathy is that good a writter! She is a firearms instructor, a homeschool mom, a small business owner, a former magazine editor and a freelance writer.
The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
The Five D's Of Self Defense was created by Marc MacYoung and Eric Kondo (graphic design by Teja Van Wicklen) This simple tool will help you understand how attacks actually happen and what you can do about it. Click on the graphic to download and print the pdf. Fold and laminate to create a bookmark.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides 24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope to everyone affected by domestic violence. It was established in 1996 as a component of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed by Congress. The Hotline is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families. The Hotline answers a variety of calls and is a resource for domestic violence advocates government officials, law enforcement agencies and the general public.
Pepper Spray University Information about pepper spray. How to use it, how not to, what to know, what to look for, does it work? Is it legal? etc. If you're looking to buy pepper spray, you should know a few things about it.
Safety Mom Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom, has exploded onto the national scene as the preeminent voice on safety, wellness and healthy living. From environmental toxins and healthy eating to sports injuries and cyber bullying, The Safety Mom is always on the lookout for the issues facing children – newborns to teens – as well as the entire family.
|Survival Mom Lisa Bedford created this blog site because of her obsession with natural disasters, survival stories and preparing for the unknown. She says, "Our concerns for the present and future can be channeled into actions that will help provide for and protect our families while still enjoying the heck out of life!"||
Resources for Instructors:
Chiron Training Blog by Rory Miller, a writer and teacher living peacefully in the Pacific Northwest.
Rory Miller has served for seventeen years in corrections as an officer and sergeant working maximum security, booking and mental health; leading a tactical team; and teaching subjects ranging from Defensive Tactics and Use of Force to First Aid and Crisis Communications with the Mentally Ill. For fourteen months he was an advisor to the Iraqi Corrections System working in Baghdad and Kurdish Sulaymaniyah. Somewhere in the midst of that he received a BS degree in Psychology; served in the National Guard as a Combat Medic (91A/B); earned college varsities in judo and fencing and received a mokuroku in jujutsu. He has drunk chichu with reformed cannibals and 18-year-old scotch with generals...and loves long sword fights on the beach. Rory is the author of Facing Violence and Meditations on Violence.
Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR) is a national Washington, DC based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Since our inception in 1997, MCSR has led the call to redefine masculinity and male strength as part of preventing men’s violence against women.
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