Stylish Safety Seminars
“Stylish Safety® Women’s Safety Awareness and Personal Protection Seminars” are dynamic, one-of-a-kind multi-media presentations designed to educate women of all ages and from all walks of life, with practical and effective defensive tactics to be used in real life situations. Whether she is a “working girl”, stay-at-home mom, student, or sensational senior, all women will benefit tremendously from attending a “Stylish Safety® Women’s Safety Awareness and Personal Protection Seminars“.
In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a large national study providing much needed national data about rape and sexual assault. Some of the findings include:
- Nearly 1 in 5 or almost 23 million women in the United States have been raped in their lifetime.
- Of those surveyed, 43.9% of all women experienced some form of sexual violence during their lifetime, including being made to penetrate, sexual coercion, unwanted sexual contact, and noncontact unwanted sexual experiences.
- An estimated 64.1% of multiracial women, 55.0 % of American Indian or Alaska Native women, 46.9% of white non-Hispanic women, 38.2% of black non-Hispanic women, 35.6% of Hispanic women, and 31.9% of Asian or Pacific Islander women experienced at least one act of other sexual violence in their lifetime.
- 99% of female victims of sexual violence other than rape, reported their perpetrators were male.
- More than three-quarters of female victims of rape (78.7%) were first raped before they were 25 years old and 40.4% were raped before the age of 18.
- Of the women who reported rape before the age of 18, 35% also experienced rape as an adult.
- Only 27% of rape and sexual assaults were reported to law enforcement between 2010 and 2012.
- The majority of sexual assault and rape is committed by someone that the victim knows, with 46.7% of female rape victims reported having been raped by an acquaintance, 45.4% of female rape victims reporting that at least one perpetrator was a current or former intimate partner, 12.9% reported having been raped by a stranger, 12.1% reported having been raped by a family member, and 2.6% having been raped by a person of authority.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice and other agencies:
- 51% of all violent crimes occur during the day between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm
- About 25% of these crimes occur at or near the victims home
- Of these about 50% take place within one mile from their home and 75% within 5 miles
- Over 1 million women are stalked annually
Domestic violence and sexual assault severely impact not only victims, but the entire community. In addition to the devastating damage suffered by victims and their families, these crimes also have huge financial costs.
- A 2009 study found that the costs associated with murder are staggeringly high: the average victim costs exceed $6.5 million, with more than $426,000 in justice system costs.
- In the U.S., rape is the most costly crime to its victims, totaling $127 billion a year, which includes medical costs, lost earnings and productivity, pain, suffering and lost quality of life.
- Domestic violence has been estimated to cost employers in the U.S. up to $13 billion each year.
- Between one-quarter and one-half of domestic violence victims report that they lost a job, at least in part, due to domestic violence.
Everything Lidia, Incorporated offers “Stylish Safety® Women’s Safety Awareness and Personal Protection Seminars” nationally. Each seminar is customized to fit any organization’s specific needs. Our goal is to inspire, motivate and train individuals to make effective personal safety choices that will positively impact their professional and personal lives.
“Stylish Safety® Women’s Safety Awareness and Personal Protection Seminars” make great business sense and provide added value and benefits to any organization. Offering a comprehensive safety awareness program to employees can help increase a company’s investment by:
- Enhancing rapport between management and personnel
- Helping employees recognize that others share their concerns, issues and challenges
- Building employee camaraderie and morale and improving the interactions between employees
- Promoting personal & professional growth
- Showing that employers are concerned about the safety and well being of their employees
- Improving overall employee job performance
- Cutting costs, including medical, legal, worker’s compensation and disability insurance
- Increasing productivity and quality
- Reducing absenteeism and turnover
- Enhancing employees’ ability to focus on getting the job done
- Energizing employees to make simple significant lifestyle changes that can have a lasting positive effect on their professional and personal lives
By offering an employee assistance program with an emphasis on “personal protection and safety awareness” businesses can generally save anywhere between $5 and $16 for every dollar spent. On-site seminars are presented according to your schedule, at your location in a conference room or lecture hall, or at a location of your choice. Each program is customized specifically to fit the needs of your organization. Whether it is a “learning luncheon”, “happy hour of safety” or any other format, the participants are guaranteed an unforgettable, motivational and highly informative seminar!
Be it a “learning luncheon”, or a “happy hour of safety”, the participants are guaranteed an unforgettable and motivational seminar!
School and campus violence is a national concern and campus safety is an important feature of secondary and postsecondary education. The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 was enacted by Congress in response to what they perceived to be crime risks on college campuses and the need for students, prospective students and employees to be aware of crimes on their campuses. Congress hoped that with increased awareness, students and employees would be more responsible for their own security and that of others.
While increased awareness of crime is a critical component in the steps that must be taken to reduce crime, students must also be armed with the knowledge and skills necessary to make effective personal safety choices. This type of education will dramatically decrease their chances of being the victim of a crime. Indeed, these tools will positively impact their personal lives as well.
Every year, college students fall victim to approximately 500,000 crimes of violence. These crimes include rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault.
Statistics show that about 25% (or about 1 out of every 4) college women experience an attempted or completed rape during their college career.
- According to the Clery reports in 2012, 13.9% of all crimes reported by college campuses were sexual offenses.
- Between 2011 and 2012, there was a 17.8% increase in the percentage of sexual offenses reported by college campuses in the Clery report, with 11.8% of all crimes reported being sexual offenses.
- From 2002 to 2012, there was an 18.8% increase in the sexual offenses reported by college campuses in the Clery report, meaning 11.7% of all crimes reported in the 2002 Clery Act were sexual offenses.
- Of the violent crimes reported on college and university campuses in 2012, 46.0% were aggravated assaults, 31.8% were robberies,
22.2% were forcible rapes, and 0.1% were murders or non-negligent manslaughters.
Although it is impossible to prevent campus crime entirely, there are proven steps that educational institutions can take to make colleges safer. One basic step that every educational institution should take is to establish continuous crime prevention education which includes offering personal safety awareness programs. These programs should include basic safety messages, information on sexual violence and other crimes against women, and an open discussion on what is deemed acceptable behavior by both men and women.
“Stylish Safety® Women’s Safety Awareness and Personal Protection Seminars” provide the following benefits to educational institutions and their population:
- Increased confidence and assertiveness of attendees
- Improved focus and attention span of students which may result in a higher grade point average
- Supplement to existing safety programs and security measures
- Decreased occurrences of on campus crimes in dormatories, parking lots and other areas
- A valuable crime prevention resource to students, faculty and the community
- Increased morale, camaraderie and, of course, safety on campus
- Cost effective crime prevention education
- Enhanced rapport between faculty, students and administration
- Manifestation that administration is truly concerned with the safety and well being of their student body and faculty