Chris Roberts

Where I Stand On Violence Against Women & Men

902e5c3e1a0b4feb44d708cc8e6151ffWonder where I stand on where I stand on violence against women and men?  Well how about we start with these statistics you read and hear about all the time.  BUT then please look at my response after in regards to these statistics. You know what...instead of listing a whole bunch of statistics that you will not read or likely just dismiss, let me list just these 2.  Are they accurate?  How do I know they are accurate?  Are they actually worse or not as bad (any are bad) as this?  Please do not just read the statistics and stop there because what is underneath the statistics...HUMAN LIVES!  Please read on... 1 in 4The number of women who will be victims of severe violence by an intimate partner in their li...
Chris Roberts

Sexual Assault Statistics In Canada

ING 39524 03192As SAFE Internationalâ„¢ Self Defense begins a new school year of teaching self defense to 1000s of teens, I thought it would be valuable to revisit the Sexual Assault Statistics in Canada.  These statistics come directly from the site SexualAssault.ca and mirror the statistics I have found in many studies.  While many will argue that statistics can never be 100% accurate, they can give us a general idea how serious and issue sexual assault always has, and always will be.   We at SAFE Internationalâ„¢ have been teaching self defense for 23 years and an observation I have noticed is that many self defense instructors avoid discussing with our youth the fact that the vast majority of the time, the perpetrator of sexual assault wil...
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Chris Roberts

Sexual Abuse Affects Countless Lives

ING 39524 03192I just recently watched an thought-provoking docuseries on Netflix called "The Keepers." It is about the 1969 unsolved murder of a Baltimore, Maryland nun, Sister Cathy Cesnik, and the connection to a conspiracy to hide the murder, even to this day, despite overwhelming evidence of a cover-up. While I highly recommend you take time to watch the docuseries, this blog will not focus so much on the particulars, but instead on how and why so many people think that when it comes to victimization, the only victim is the person who the "act" of sexual or physical abuse was perpetrated on. There is a domino effect, it impacts those we love, our family & friends, even strangers. Picture a spider web, reaching out to people around the g...
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