Houston Employment Attorney on the Importance of Erin’s Law

Occasionally we like to profile attorneys who have helped our cause. Today we take a look at a small firm in the Lone Star State.

Kuiper Law Firm (labor attorneys – free consultation) have been steady advocates for the safety of our community and we appreciate everything that this employment law firm has done (even though this isn’t quite their area of focus).

If you feel like you have been discriminated against in the workplace, and you would just like to talk to a pair of attorneys who focus on that kind of law, then we recommend that you give them a call because we can definitely endorse them. [They have sponsored this post]

Childhood Injury Prevention

The CDC Childhood Injury Report: Patterns of Unintentional Injuries among 0–19 Year Olds in the United States, 2000 – 2006 uses data from the National Vital Statistics Systems and the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System–All Injury Program to provide an overview of unintentional injuries related to drowning, falls, fires or burns, poisoning, suffocation, and transportation–related injuries among others, during the period 2000 to 2006. Results are presented by age group and sex, as well as the geographic distribution of injury death rates by state. –Read Full Article Here

Early Child Abuse Prevention Tactics

Children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect. It’s a widespread war against our children that we have the power to stop, and understanding the issue is the first step. Just how bad is the issue of child abuse in the United States?

Every year more than 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies involving more than 6.6 million children (a referral can include multiple children).

The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations – losing on average between four and seven children every day to child abuse and neglect. 1, 2

A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds.

Yearly, referrals to state child protective services involve 6.6 million children, and around 3.2 million of those children are subject to an investigated report. 2

Read Full Report Here

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Self Defense for Women

Published on Sep 21, 2014

In this video, we are covering defense techniques you can use for a choke from behind. That can certainly be a dangerous attack.Subscribe to my channel :….

Let’s say you find yourself in a situation where your awareness is down. If your attacker comes from behind you, immediately you should turn around. If you were busy listening to music, or on your phone, and didn’t notice him though, you must react differently once he attacks you.

Most people have a particular reaction if they ever get choked from behind, and that is to pull on the rope that is around their neck and struggle to be free. It’s very normal, our survival instinct is telling us to flee the situation as quickly as possible and to try our best to do so. However, this is not how you should react.

You only have a few seconds before your oxygen is cut off and you pass out from the pressure on your throat, so you want to make those seconds count, not waste them struggling in vain to escape. If you try to kick, reach for the eyes, or his hands, it will not work because you won’t be able to strike your opponent hard enough, or even reach him as a matter of fact.

The best thing you can do in this type of situation is turning around once the rope is put around your throat, and striking him as quickly as possible! Once you have turned around, you have a better chance of escaping because you are in a position where you can strike and distract your attacker momentarily until you get out.

Remember, once you have turned around, you must strike fast. Most people have the instinct to pull away, but if your opponent is much stronger than you, it is not a good idea to do so. Striking him immediately, especially in the face, is more practical and recommended.

Johanna did a great job in defending herself! The element of surprise you can have over your attacker once you turn and strike is important, it can help you to escape, and manage to survive.

We hope you enjoyed the video.


Erin On Oprah

Erin Merryn author of An Unimaginable Act, Stolen innocence and Living For Today interviewed on Oprah Show talking about Erin’s law and her mission to educate children in schools on sexual abuse. Erin is the author of Stolen Innocence and Living For Today. Aired Oct 2010.
UPDATE: Erin’s Law has been passed in 18 states since this interview and 19 more intro as of June 2014.