About

Our Big Reason Why: Dating Violence can happen to
anyone and it is PREVENTABLE!

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On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.
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1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. (CDC, 2018)
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U.S. employers collectively pay out more than $8 billion each year in lost productivity, absenteeism, and health care costs related to domestic violence.
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1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful ormbelieved that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed. (CDC, 2018)
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50% of women who are abused will lose their job or quit. A CAP study found that it costs companies $8000 to hire and train a new mid-range employee.
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Current or former husbands and boyfriends commit over 14,000 violent incidents in the workplace each year
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One out of four corporations will see a domestic violence homicide on their property.
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Nearly 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year. Unfortunately, many more cases go
unreported.
Aware and Prepared, LLC provides a broader, more comprehensive solution to the pervasive and often hidden problem of dating violence and sexual assault found in high schools and on college campuses. With a blend of psychology and real world techniques, Aware and Prepared training goes beyond the outdated recommendations of what to do after an attack has commenced and gives students the information and skills necessary to identify abusive partners before problems escalate into danger.

Topics covered include:

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Early warning signs that signal a problem
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How to set clear boundaries (verbal and physical) in a dating relationship
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The mindset of an abusive partner
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Verbal abuse in a relationship
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Gaslighting
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Stalking
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Physical Abuse
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Exit Strategies: How to break up with an abuser
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The mindset of an abusive partner
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How to ask for the help you need: from administrators, police, and medical providers
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Rape Prevention
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Bystander intervention

Combative techniques included in the
training are derived from principles of
Krav Maga and include:

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Kick

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Punches

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Elbow Strikes

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Knee Strikes

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Escapes from chokes and bear hugs

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Defensive options such as when an
attacker is on top of you.

meet the founders of aware
and prepared, llc

Kelly Morrow-Baez

Kelly Morrow-Baez, Ph. D., LPC, NCC has been in clinical practice for over 14-years, with 5-years direct experience with both perpetrators and victims of sexual violence. She has presented for NAMI, AFLAC, and Brandon Hall Group.

Scott Higginbotham

Scott Higginbotham has been a martial arts instructor for 20 years and is a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo, expert level in Krav Maga, and a blue belt in Jiu jitsu. He has trained a broad spectrum of people including Fortune 500 executives, Army Ranger instructors, stay at home moms, college students and special needs children.