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Book Launch Party: "Stop Signs: Recognizing, Avoiding, and Escaping Abusive Relationships" by Lynn Fairweather, MSW
Friday, April 27, 2012 - 6:00pm to Friday, April 27, 2012 - 8:00pm

Book Launch Party: "Stop Signs: Recognizing, Avoiding, and Escaping Abusive Relationships" by Lynn Fairweather, MSW

Friday, April 27th 6-8pm
at the Women's Resource Center
of Portland State University

In this book, Lynn Fairweather, MSW provides women with the information they need to recognize dangerous men before they become victims of abuse. Educational and empowering, Stop Signs exposes the discernible attributes, tactics, and deterrents of abusers, arming women with the tools they need to choose a safe and loving partner. In the first section Fairweather familiarizes readers with the topic of intimate partner violence and explains how to develop the combination of self-esteem, preparation, and assertive awareness that can help protect women from involvement with abusive individuals. In the second section she explores the minds of abusers, explaining what visible signs of danger are present in their attitudes and actions.  In the last section she provides women with effective strategies for safe extraction should they find themselves involved with an abuser. A go-to manual for women everywhere, Stop Signs contains the life-saving information needed by anyone who is living with abuse, knows someone who is, or is seeking more ways to identify a potentially life-threatening relationship.

About the Author

Lynn Fairweather is an abuse survivor who has specialized in domestic violence response and prevention for nearly 20 years. She operates Presage Consulting and Training, a threat assessment and management firm dedicated to the prevention of intimate partner homicide. Lynn holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Science and a Master's degree in Social Work. She travels the country providing specialized training and consulting for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, advocates, and private employers on assessing and managing domestic violence cases. Lynn has served on several successful interpersonal violence task forces and response teams, facilitated victim support groups and batterer's intervention programs, and writes professionally on the subject of domestic violence. She lives on the West Coast with her husband and children. Stop Signs is Lynn's first book.

This event is part of a month-long series of events in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). SAAM at Portland State University is hosted by the Women's Resource Center and the Healthy Campus Initiative at PSU. For more information on Sexual Assault Awareness Month and to view the complete calendar of events, visit www.pdx.edu/sexual-assault.

For more information, contact the Women's Resource Center located at
1802 SW 10th & Montgomery
(Montgomery Hall basement)
www.pdx.edu/wrc
503-725-5672