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GET EDUCATED, GET SAFE – LEARN THE SIGNS OF CHILD NEGLECT & SEXUAL ABUSE

April marks a very important month of the year when we once again rededicate ourselves to increasing awareness of Child Abuse & Neglect, as well as Sexual Assault.  Both acts have been highlighted nation-wide this month in an effort to spread the word that it is essential to be continuously vigilant in our fight against these two societal ills.  Both require us to be extremely watchful over our surroundings, and within our community, so that we can decipher things that may be out of the ordinary (let’s say a child who looks malnourished or a friend who has started withdrawing from his/her normal activities).  As well, both require many more discussions about how to best prevent these crimes from happening in the first place.    However, for the purposes of this post, I will turn the focus more to Mental &

CELEBRATING DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH

As March comes to a close and we are already well into 2016, I want to know, have you used any of my stellar advice and stayed safe (please say yes?!)? Also, as we finish up into this month, you may be aware that March brought along with it things like March Madness (my favorite team is Indiana University, the Hoosiers always rock the hardwood, alright who am I kidding I know nothing about sports – they didn’t even make it to the Sweet 16) the Ides of March (E tu, Safety Stu?) and most importantly the celebration of Developmental Disability Awareness Month – a cause near and dear to my heart, and all of us here at Get Safe.  My passion to educate and empower persons with disabilities has been a part of my life for a long time, and Get

AFTER ATTACKS IN SANTA ANA, CBS 2 NEWS ASKS GET SAFE FOR ADVICE

CBS2 News once again asked Safety Expert, Stuart Haskin, Executive Director of Get Safe, to comment when they reported an incident at a local Santa Ana gym where a sexual predator has been spotted following, and subsequently attacking, women as they walk to their car. Reporter Brittney Hopper asked him to offer advice for everyone about public safety and awareness in our neighborhoods, as well as when we are out and about. “The majority of attackers do not want to deal with anything difficult – so if you are the victim of an attack, use your voice, fight back, draw attention to yourself, and try and get to a safe area – the attackers want an easy target, so don’t be one.”  To see the interview in its entirety click here.

Be Successful in the Dating Pool – GET SAFE Style

Ahhhh yes, welcome to the dreaded, ahem…I mean glorious, month of February….either you love it or hate it depending upon the status of your relationship, your stage in life, or merely that you love paying $150.00 for flowers that you can get for $15.00 the day after Valentine’s.  So, as we usher in Cupid – that creepy looking cherub trying to attack people with its tiny little bow & arrow – we welcome Valentine’s Day with feelings of emotional & physical security, right?  Or, will it be turmoil?  Is he/she in love with you?  Will they buy you flowers?  Will that significant other blow you off to find someone on Tinder, Match, Ok Cupid?  What’s the deal?  What’s it gonna be in 2016? Now, don’t get too depressed yet.  First of all, it’s a manufactured holiday, so everyone has a reason

HAPPY 2016!!!! GET SAFE – BE SAFE – STAY SAFE

HAPPY 2016! Most of us just finished celebrating the incoming of a new year, full of promise and excitement.  Generally with the beginning of a new year, we all anticipate a better year than the last, a more successful environment within which to grow our business, help others, maintain strong social relationships, and for those of us who have children, an opportunity to help our kids succeed far beyond our (and their) wildest dreams. However, with the recent string of attacks on our “freedoms” – globally and locally – there is a chance that many of us are headed into this time with trepidation and fear of what is on the horizon for America & around the world.  Here at Get Safe – we “get” it.  Over the years, we have established ourselves as an industry leader in preparing and educating the public