College Safety 101

Author: Kathleen Baty
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811869490
Release Date: 2011-05-04
Genre: Health & Fitness

A must-have for every young woman headed off to college, this comprehensive guide to personal safety covers everything from daily life to more serious threats on campus. Safety expert and speaker Kathleen Baty offers young women essential advice for protecting themselves in the dorm, at parties, on Facebook, during spring break, and while studying abroad. She also advises on sexual harassment, domestic violence, and self-defense. Written in a friendly, accessible tone, and packed with checklists, personal anecdotes from students, safety secrets, and invaluable resources, College Safety 101 is the handbook every college student needs on her nightstand, and a priceless gift for high school grads.

The Ultimate Guide to College Safety

Author: Peter J. Canavan
Publisher: Union Square Publishing
ISBN: 9781946928054
Release Date: 2017-09-21
Genre: Education

College students and their parents used to worry about getting good grades, finding a job after graduation and whether or not they would be living at home after college. However, in recent years the primary concern has been ensuring that students stay safe at college while they are away from home. There are many safety challenges facing today's students. This book addresses these topics including bullying & cyber-bullying, alcohol responsibility, credit card and ATM safety, dorm room security, personal boundaries, sexual and physical assault, terrorism, active shooters and personal safety both on and off-campus. The author is a computer consultant, martial artist, self-defense instructor, university public safety officer and campus security authority, as well as the father of three soon-to-be college students. He has extensively researched the problems facing today's youth, brings awareness to them, and provides comprehensive, realistic solutions for college students who face threats that generations before never did. In addition to the obvious threats to personal safety, the book contains important information about how to build confidence, maintain the proper attitude, and build various other skills to ensure success both in college and in life.

Protect Yourself at College

Author: Thomas M. Kane
Publisher: Capital Books
ISBN: 1933102616
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Education

From dorm safety and drinking to spring break, date rape, and computer crime, "Protect Yourself at College" offers practical tips for staying safe, from the founder of College Safety Zone.

The New Superpower for Women

Author: Steve Kardian
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501159244
Release Date: 2017-08-08
Genre: Health & Fitness

"In The New Superpower for Women, Steve Kardian, a thirty-year veteran of law enforcement, FBI defense tactics instructor, and an expert on the criminal mind, demonstrates how to become a "hard target" and not a "soft target" by simply trusting your gut. Additionally, he shows how the habits of safety can become an integral part of your daily routine"--

The Coddling of the American Mind

Author: Greg Lukianoff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780735224902
Release Date: 2018-09-04
Genre: Social Science

Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.

How to Raise an Adult

Author: Julie Lythcott-Haims
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781627791786
Release Date: 2015-06-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

New York Times Bestseller "Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well "For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

College 101

Author: Julie Zeilinger
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781618212153
Release Date: 2014-04-04
Genre: Study Aids

College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year is a comprehensive and authentic guide for girls to everything related to the college process. Unlike other college guides, College 101 is written from the honest, humorous, and relatable first-person perspective of a young woman who recently experienced the process, while also offering the advice of experts and unique experiences of other college-aged women. This guide shows girls what to really expect from the college planning process as well as their first year of college, including pro tips and common pitfalls to avoid. From test-taking tips, to finding the right college for you, to how to make the most of your freshman year, this book answers all young women's questions, including those they didn't even know they had! Presented in a dynamic and varied format, College 101 imparts seriously valuable information and secrets about the process in an extemporaneous and entertaining way.

Street Smarts Firearms And Personal Security

Author: Jim Grover
Publisher: Paladin Press
ISBN: 1581600674
Release Date: 2000-03-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Jim Grover's professional credentials in the art of crime avoidance and self-defense are as good as it gets: on-site security specialist in the world's hottest of hot spots, combatives instructor to ultrahigh-speed military and police units and hands-on security trainer to international corporations, among other sensitive assignments. Here is a compilation of the best of his wildly popular "Personal Security" columns in Guns & Ammo magazine. It covers the entire spectrum of personal security issues, with street-savvy ideas and twists you will find nowhere else. Learn how to vastly improve the physical security of your home; develop alert street smarts; stay safe while traveling in your vehicle, out of town or abroad; recognize and avoid crimes of the new millennium; keep your children safe; choose and use effective nonlethal weapons; engage in nasty unarmed combat; and utilize radically practical shooting skills that have been perfected in real-life situations. From spotting trouble before it happens to surviving a riot to handling a firearm like a pro, this book has it all!

The Parent s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Lorraine E. Wolf
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 1934575895
Release Date: 2011-11
Genre: Education

Sending a son or daughter off to college is daunting and fear-provoking experience for most parents, but if your child has an autism spectrum disorder, the challenge is magnified many times over. Even high-functioning students with excellent academic preparation face difficulties in higher education, primarily related to communication, social skills, and sensory-based issues. For many, the accommodations and special interventions that supported them in high school will no longer be available on a college campus. This parent-friendly book, made especially so because it is written by parents, who also are autism professionals, takes the fear and mystery out of the college experience. Learn how to select the right campus, how to work with Disability Services staff, what legal protections apply, how to prepare your son or daughter to be an effective self-advocate on campus, what assistance can be reasonably be expected from residence hall managers, faculty, and much, much more.

The Everything College Survival Book

Author: Susan Fitzgerald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440524950
Release Date: 2011-03-18
Genre: Education

College . . . Will your classes be as fun and exciting as they sound in the course catalog? Or will you find that you need to take advantage of your professors' office hours in order to keep up? Will ramen become your only meal? Will you get along with your roommate? From handling studying and dorm life to parties and campus safety, this guide gives you straight answers to help you survive college life. Experts Susan Fitzgerald and J. Lee Peters show you how to: Ace your papers and exams Deal with loud, rude, or eccentric roommates Prepare for financial shock--and manage student loans Plan an incredible study abroad experience Take care of yourself and keep your sanity You will also find tips for packing for the big move, managing your money, making new friends, and balancing academics and your social life. With The Everything College Survival Book, 3rd Edition, you'll arrive on campus less stressed, ready for fun--and poised for success!

The Favorite Sister

Author: Jessica Knoll
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501153211
Release Date: 2018-05-15
Genre: Fiction

***NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*** “Engrossing…Deliciously savage and wildly entertaining.”—People Magazine (Book of the Week) From Jessica Knoll—author of Luckiest Girl Alive, the instant New York Times bestseller and the bestselling debut novel of 2015—comes a blisteringly paced thriller starring two sisters who join the cast of a reality TV series. One won’t make it out alive. So…who did it? When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder… Brett’s the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio—and her recent engagement to her girlfriend—has made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her castmates. Kelly, Brett’s older sister and business partner, is the most recent recruit, dismissed as a hanger-on by veteran cast. The golden child growing up, she defers to Brett now—a role which requires her to protect their shocking secret. Stephanie, the first black cast member and the oldest, is a successful bestselling author of erotic novels. There have long been whispers about her hot, non-working actor-husband and his wandering eye, but this season the focus is on the rift that has opened between her and Brett, former best friends—and resentment soon breeds contempt. The Favorite Sister explores the invisible barriers that prevent women from rising up the ranks in today’s America—and offers a scathing take on the oft-lionized bonds of sisterhood, and the relentless pressure to stay young, relevant, and salable.

Staying Safe in an Unsafe World

Author: Robert L. Parke
Publisher:
ISBN: 194086903X
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Date rape

"That would never happen to me." Have you ever said this, or heard someone else say it? This world is very unsafe. Crime rates throughout the country are high. Young women on their own in the world are frequently at risk. Women leaving home and entering college, and those who soon will be, can benefit from the information in this book. It is a common sense approach for young people to the threats of today's world. This guide offers essential education on possible dangers. It then offers practical strategies and solutions that can help individuals avoid trouble. Staying Safe will teach young women behavior patterns that will increase their ability to avoid the monsters and stay safe in this very unsafe world. "With my experience directing the murder investigations that ultimately led to the capture, conviction, and execution of serial killer Ted Bundy for these crimes in Tallahassee, Florida, I can enthusiastically recommend Mr. Parke's book as a must read." - W. Ken Katsaris, elected Sheriff of Leon County in Tallahassee, Florida from 1977-1981, during the well-known terror spree of Ted Bundy.

The Gyne s Guide for College Women

Author: M Susan Scanlon M D
Publisher: Scanlonworks, LLC
ISBN: 0996333703
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Women college students

The Gyne's Guide for College Women is the essential guidebook for all girls going to college. Written from the perspective of a gynecologist, the facts, tips, and suggestions about how to be healthy, safe, and happy in college are explained in detail. This guidebook goes beyond the medical facts to encourage women to think about their personal values, to set their standards high, and to make lifestyle choices consistent with the best woman they can be. The Gyne's Guide is the first step to getting prepared for a fabulous college experience, and a must-have on every graduate's list.

Girls Fight Back

Author: Erin Weed
Publisher:
ISBN: 0977438201
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Education

You're leaving for college and the family minivan is packed to the gills with your stuff. On the brain are good times, parties, new friendsand oh yeah, classes too. College is a blast, but it's a good idea to get informed on how to stay safe and strong while on campus. Girls Fight Back will show you how to trust your intuition, avoid bad situations, and if necessary, defend yourself. You will learn practical and empowering strategies for walking on campus at night, dating, partying, traveling and living on your own. Chapter titles include: Foreword PrologueChapter 1: Get the 411Chapter 2: Trust IntuitionChapter 3: How to Be A Bad VictimChapter 4: How to DealChapter 5: Guard Your FortressChapter 6: Spring BreakChapter 7: Cyber SavvyChapter 8: Can O' Whoop-AssChapter 9: Make a DifferenceEpilogue