Well-being

Use of Force: Preparing to Defend Your Family

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In my blog, MakeSafe, I write about steps we can take to make our community safer. Some of my earlier posts touch upon the importance of paying attention when driving, about obeying traffic laws, about important legal and social issues facing our community, about preventing and responding to house fires, and about being safe in the home. Never before have… Read More

Emotional Safety

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Health, Parenting, Well-being

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Amy is 31 years old. She is a part-time fitness instructor and a full-time (over-time) mother of two amazing boys. She drives a minivan. One day in 2009, a drunk driver crossed the centerline of the highway and sideswiped her minivan causing a violent collision. Amy’s physical injuries were not overly severe—she suffered a neck/back… Read More

Is Your Student Athlete Exposed to Unnecessary Risk of Injury or Death?

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Today in American high schools there are approximately 7 million student athletes. To put that number into perspective, that is more than the approximately 6.9 million people that live in the entire state of Washington! This constitutes, by far, the single largest constituent of athletes in America. Among athletes, these students are at the greatest… Read More