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3 Behaviors That Say Your Life May Be In Danger

If you have read our article Baselines in the Game of Safety, you learned that finding what is “normal” is a big part of knowing if you are currently in danger.  When you know what is “normal” for a situation, you will be able to respond faster and more effectively when something abnormal does show up. In most circumstances people generally display behaviors of “getting along” with others.  Some examples: If you are at the grocery store you might find…

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Keeping your kids safe at school

The kids are back to school now.  It is an exciting time as they start another school year.  Even though we love that they are out in the world learning awesome things, we can’t help but be a little nervous about our little ones as they spend time out of our sight, and in the big world!  To help you ease a few fears, you will want to prepare your kids to know what to do if they are approached…

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I’m with my kids, what can I do? Know what to do if an active shooter shows up!

Where can you hide if you are at the park? Know what to do if an active shooter shows up! A big fear we hear from mothers is “what can I do to keep my kids safe if an active shooter is around?”  In our Introduction to Situational Awareness Class (Shecret Agent 101), we teach you to find your CoCo.  What does a cup of hot chocolate have to do with this?  Okay, it isn’t cocoa we look for it…

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Woman Survives Attempted Abduction

In May of 2017, a woman in Oklahoma successfully fought of two men attempting to abduct her.  She was walking down a familiar road when two men approached her in a truck.  After declining their repeated offers to “give her a ride.”  The men then decided they were going to attempt to abduct her. This brave young woman, Brittany, decided that she would fight for her life!  She used important information we teach in our Modules 3 & 4 classes:…

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What You Don’t Know About Domestic Violence

Did you know that every year the injuries sustained by domestic violence exceed automobile accidents, muggings, and cancer deaths combined!  It is astounding the impact that this has! Cranford found this infographic that gave some staggering stats on domestic violence.  After reading the statistics, take a look at the signs that domestic violence may be occurring in the lives of those close to you.  If you are seeking shelter or resources for yourself, or a loved one, click this link…

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The Problems with Police (and Deputies)

(Why you MUST be ready to take care of yourself) By Cranford Blackmon Before we get started, let me say 2 things: 1) I used to be a police officer (so this is all true) 2) This article doesn’t put down police officers (get lost police haters!) Still interested? Then read on. We like to think that the police (or any law enforcement officers) are there to take care of us.  I mean we’ve all heard of the police motto…

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5 Steps for Handling Danger Like an Animal!

How to use your legs and brains, claws and fangs: By Cranford Blackmon We can learn a lot from nature.  Animals can teach us so much about community, having fun, and staying safe.  We just need to pay attention.  Staying safe like the animals do is something that is already within us.  But, now that we’re “civilized,” we forget HOW to do that stuff.  So here’s some reminders for your animal brain on being safe: Pay attention Keep your eyes…

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6 Female Views on Women’s Safety Programs

6 Female Views on Women’s Safety Programs “Why would I take a women’s self-defense course?” The RIGHT to be safe Here at LaBCaF we believe EVERY woman has the right to be safe.  We also believe that the VAST majority of women in the world don’t know how to be safe.  What might be worse is the number of women who actually believe “safety” isn’t an issue for them.  Yes, there are really women out there like that.  How do…

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5 Easy Steps to Navigating a Parking Lot Safely

Afraid in a Parking Lot One of the most common fears that I hear women talk about is their fear of being attacked in a parking lot.  I remember having uncertainty when going in and out of places, especially if it was dark outside.  After learning how to be situationally aware in our Situational Awareness 101 (Shecret Agent 101) class, I started using the skills that were taught.  Just the other day I realized the other day that I now…

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How to Make Your Home Safer

By Cranford Blackmon I’m so excited that what we are doing to keep women safe is reaching out beyond our local area.  Although we’re not teaching outside of Alabama yet (as of this post’s date anyway), our articles are being seen and read by people around the country. Nicole from ABC Locksmith down in Clearwater, FL found our article “Plants as Part of your Home Security Plan.”  As a locksmith company, ABC also tries to educate their customers and readers…

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She said NO, but they didn’t take her seriously!

The day our daughter told two boys to “stop!” One third of our Fortress Building Class is focused on creating personal boundaries.  There is a personal reason that we spend that much time on this important piece of self-protection.  It started with our daughter. It started as fun. When our oldest daughter was a senior in high school, she had two close friends that were guys.  It was a common occurrence for them that when they hung out, in true…

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LaBCaF Lessons from a Cat

By Cranford Blackmon What do you picture in your mind when I say “kitty?”  Is it cute?  Is it adorable?  Fluffy?  A cuddly purring ball of furry happiness? What about when I say, “putting your cat in the tub for a bath?”  Still adorable and sweet? Probably not.  How about irritated, determined, razor footed monster, with a mouth full of needle teeth? Cats really don’t mind letting you know what they think.  This is especially true when they are unhappy,…

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