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Monday, August 12, 2013

Domestic Violence Attempt: Women Puts Survival Skills to the Test

  Ladies, tuning into Survival Alaska, a TV show on National Geographic, just might save your life. Recently a 25 year old woman was found alive in the Canadian woods after being reported missing for 12 days. Stephanie Beaverbones was savagely attacked by a man she recently met after being separated when the car she was in with her group of friends broke down. The group of friends split up leaving Stephanie behind with Kevin Gladue 36, a man she just met that day. Gladue allegedly sexually assaulted Stephanie leaving her with a broken jaw and concussion, but Stephanie used her quick wits to escape her attacker and ran into the nearby woods.

  After becoming disoriented, Stephanie survived in the Canadian wilderness for 12 days living off of berries and river water. She was later found by an oil worker and was reunited with her family. According to the NY Daily News, Gladue was charged with "aggravated assault, sexual assault and obstructing a peace officer in connection to the attack."
  While the victim is never the cause for sexual attack, offers these tips from the National Crime Prevention Council to reduce the likelihood of attack:
  • Be aware of your surroundings — who’s out there and what’s going on.
  • Walk with confidence. The more confident you look, the stronger you appear.
  • Know your limits when it comes to using alcohol.
  • Be assertive — don’t let anyone violate your space.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in your surroundings, leave.
  • Don’t prop open self-locking doors.
  • Lock your door and your windows, even if you leave for just a few minutes.
  • Watch your keys. Don’t lend them. Don’t leave them. Don’t lose them. And don’t put your name and address on the key ring.
  • Watch out for unwanted visitors. Know who’s on the other side of the door before you open it.
  • Be wary of isolated spots, like underground garages, offices after business hours, and apartment laundry rooms.
  • Avoid walking or jogging alone, especially at night. Vary your route. Stay in well-traveled, well-lit areas.
  • Have your key ready to use before you reach the door — home, car, or work.
  • Park in well-lit areas and lock the car, even if you’ll only be gone a few minutes.
  • Drive on well-traveled streets, with doors and windows locked.
  • Never hitchhike or pick up a hitchhiker.
  • Keep your car in good shape with plenty of gas in the tank.
  • In case of car trouble, call for help on your cellular phone. If you don’t have a phone, put the hood up, lock the doors, and put a banner in the rear mirror that says, “Help. Call police.”
  In addition, it's a good idea to take a martial arts class of some sort. Boxing, Akido, Karate, Krav Maga and other disciplines are effective ways to learn how to protect yourself. The key is not to incapacitate the attacker, but rather to give yourself enough time to separate from the attacker. If you or a friend ever do find yourself a victim of a sexual attack or domestic violence, always dial 911 and follow up with other organizations like

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