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  • Protecting your Safety

    1. 1. Chapter Fifteen: Protecting Your Safety
    2. 2. What Are Intentional Injuries? <ul><li>Injuries purposefully inflicted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By the victim </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By another person </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal violence </li></ul><ul><li>Family violence </li></ul><ul><li>Violence in communities </li></ul>
    3. 3. Interpersonal Violence <ul><li>Homicide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The intentional taking of one person’s life by another person </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assault </li></ul><ul><li>Robbery </li></ul><ul><li>Rates of violence crime victimization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher for males than females for all types of violence except rape and other sexual assault </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher for young adults </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher for African Americans </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Interpersonal Violence <ul><li>Stalking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeated visual or physical proximity, nonconsensual communication, or threats that would cause fear in a reasonable person </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rape and sexual assault </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crime of sexual aggression in which the victim is forced to have sexual intercourse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquaintance/date rape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forced sexual encounter between individuals who know each other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of alcohol, Rohypnol (roofies), ketamine hydrochloride (special K), and gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) play a role in date rapes </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Interpersonal Violence <ul><li>Sexual harassment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unwanted attention of a sexual nature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Could occur in a campus, class, or work environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops and educational seminars are now common and serve to educate men and women on this topic </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Interpersonal Violence <ul><li>Bias and hate crimes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Criminal acts directed at a person or group solely because of a specific characteristic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic background, etc. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Family Violence <ul><li>Use of physical force by one family member against another with the intent to hurt, injure, or cause harm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intimate partner violence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maltreatment of children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maltreatment of elders </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Violence in Our Communities <ul><li>School violence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Threats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vandalism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weapons-carrying </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Violence in college </li></ul><ul><ul><li>College students experience less violence than same-age nonstudents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Youth and gang violence </li></ul>
    9. 9. Campus Safety <ul><li>Be aware of potential threats </li></ul><ul><li>Think constructively about your personal safety </li></ul><ul><li>Use campus safety resources </li></ul>
    10. 10. Identity Theft Prevention <ul><li>Order a copy of your credit report and review it carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid obvious, commonly used passwords </li></ul><ul><li>Keep personal information at home secure </li></ul><ul><li>Ask about security procedures at work/school </li></ul><ul><li>Read all bills carefully and recognize all charges </li></ul><ul><li>Do not give out personal information by parties requesting it unless you have consented </li></ul><ul><li>Be wary of pickpockets and carry only the information needed </li></ul><ul><li>If you are a victim, contact the police and credit bureaus quickly </li></ul>
    11. 11. Unintentional Injuries <ul><li>Injuries that occur without anyone’s intending that harm be done </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize that injuries are preventable </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of injuries that occur in the following environments or situations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Motor vehicles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home/residence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recreational activities </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Motor Vehicle Injuries and Safety <ul><li>Motor vehicle crashes are leading cause of injury deaths </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid alcohol or other drug use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drive safely, following speed limits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid distractions (phone use, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wear safety belt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep vehicle in good condition </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Motor Vehicle Injuries and Safety <ul><li>Motorcycle safety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wear a helmet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect skin from serious injury </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gloves, boots, heavy clothing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get proper training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t ride on wet roads if you don’t have to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ride defensively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid alcohol or other drug use </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Fatal motor vehicle crashed by gender and age </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol and fatal motor vehicle crashes </li></ul>
    15. 15. Residential Injuries and Safety <ul><li>Poisonings </li></ul><ul><li>Falls </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to heat, smoke, flames </li></ul><ul><li>Suffocation </li></ul><ul><li>Firearms </li></ul>
    16. 16. Recreational Injuries and Safety <ul><li>Obtain appropriate instruction to build skills </li></ul><ul><li>Use proper safety equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Take a first aid course </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid use of alcohol and other drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of weather and other environmental conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to swim </li></ul>
    17. 17. Chapter Fifteen: Protecting Your Safety

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