Crime Prevention Tip #9

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Seven Ways To Reduce The Risk of Sexual Assault

  1. Communicate clearly with others about what you want and what you don't want.
  2. Set your sexual limits and intentions. determine what kind of intimacy, particularly touching, is okay with you.
  3. Make A Safety P.L.A.N., when you go where there is alcohol, you go where there is RISK.
  4. Partner with someone who will go with you or will know where you are going and when you will be back.
  5. Limit your alcohol usage to an amount that allows you to make good decisions.
  6. Avoid vulnerable situations, such as conflict, isolation from others, or dependence on strangers.
  7. Never place your physical safety in the hands of someone who is drunk (including yourself.)
  • Be Aware of your surroundings. Listen to and trust your feelings. If a situation doesn't feel quite "right" LEAVE!!!
  • Think "Safety." Don't jog alone or hitchhike. Keep your place safe by locking ALL doors and windows.
  • Practice self-defense. Know how to yell and always have a whistle handy.
  • Learn assertiveness skills.
  • Take care of yourself, Don't Assume Others Will.
  • Don't Assume "It can't happen to me!"