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Sexual assault happens to hundreds of thousands of women, children and yes, men every year.  It happens every 109 seconds.

Our family has taught hundreds of women and children about safety habits, self defense techniques but most importantly we feel every person needs to know they are a survivor and a Thriver no matter what happens.

And no matter what happens, it is not your fault.

We need to continue speaking up for our children, our wives, daughters, loved ones because thousands of women, children and men are affected by sexual assault each year. 

If you have been sexually assaulted either as a child or an adult, we urge you to get care, counseling and to speak up!

We believe each person is a dignified human being and deserves to be listened to, helped and cared for.

Below you will find links to several agencies that can help you or your loved one following an assault. 

While it is our purpose and mission at Simmons Family Martial Arts and Fitness to hopefully help you avoid an assault, we know there are no guarantees in life so we also want to help you know YOU CAN SURVIVE and THRIVE if it happens to you or a loved one.

YES! YOU CAN SURVIVE PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY AND SPIRITUALLY. 

https://www.rainn.org/index.php

http://www.beaconhealthcenter.com/SEMONASV.aspx

It is our duty as parents to keep our children as safe as possible. That means providing age appropriate supervision, knowing their whereabouts, teaching them body safety and helping them learn who to trust. We teach a lot about safety in our martial arts classes, but here is some more information for you to read: 

http://www.greenbearmo.org/Parents.aspx

You CAN THRIVE!

Keeping Our Kids Safe!