Representatives from the Sandhills Crisis Intervention Program join us to discuss things people should be thinking about to keep themselves, and their loved ones, safe during celebrations, parties, large events, and more.
Whether it's preventing being drugged in a bar, keeping a cool head at a big celebration like a concert, or staying safe around people you know, Sandhills Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) has some tips and information people can use to stay safe.
SCIP's Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, Kathleen Bauer, and Executive Director, Shelby Jones-Schellpeper, join us to discuss tips on keeping yourself, your kids, your friends, and your loved ones safe during celebrations like concerts, beer gardens, fairs, fall festivals, prom parties, etc.
1) Never go alone. Always have a friend, or someone you trust. Arrive together, and leave together.
2) Trust your gut. If something doesn't feel right, address the problem.
3) Make sure your cell phone is fully charged before you go to an event, or a night out. And make sure your "buddy", or partner, has a fully-charged cell phone.
4) Don't get too intoxicated. Always maintain some self control when you're celebrating anything. Inhibitions and "gut feelings" are drastically reduced the more intoxicated you become, lessening your ability to properly assess a potentially dangerous situation.
5) Don't drink anything that you didn't open yourself, or that wasn't served to you directly by a waitress, bartender or server. Never leave any drinks unattended.
6) Don't give personal information to strangers, or people you've just met. If information is requested to be exchanged, take their information.
7) Don't worry about hurting someone's feelings. If a forceful "no" or further action is needed, don't hesitate to take the necessary steps - whether you know the person or not.
8) If you suspect a crime, report it - as soon as you can.
SCIP is also gearing up for their annual "Walk-A-Mile in Their Shoes" fund raising event during the Ogallala Indian Summer Rendezvous. In conjunction with the event this year, they are doing a t-shirt design contest. Deadline for entries is 8.15.12. There is no entry fee for the design contest. The winner of the contest will receive 2 tickets to a Colorado Rockies game during the beginning of September, and their design will be featured on this year's Walk-A-Mile t-shirts.
The Sandhills Crisis Intervention
Office - 308.284.8477
Crisis Line - 308.284.6055
SCIP FACEBOOK PAGE
Segment 1 - John and Josh open the show:
Segment 2 - SCIP:
Segment 3 - Discussion:
Segment 4 - John and Josh close the show: