The SEPS (Situation Effective Protection System) Free Campus Safety Course For Female Students Comprises of 6 Modules.
Each module looks at a distinct area of personal safety and should take somewhere between 10 and 20 minutes to read, depending on the length (some modules are longer than others). There is also a foundations chapter, which outlines and describes some of the SEPS Framework, which is used to explain how violent incidents occur and develop. The SEPS system is a non-rules based approach to personal safety that teaches you how to make dynamic risk assessments, in situations you may have to face.Read more
You can read a brief synopsis of each module on the Course Outline Page. The modules do not have to be read/studied in order.
The modules address some of the most important areas of personal safety that young women are likely to face, and describes the risks and dangers that may be present on and off university and colleges campus. You may feel that some of the modules aren't relevant to you, or that you feel you would know how to act and behave if put in certain scenarios etc. however it would still be worth your while to take the time to read these, as there is a lot of misinformation on personal safety out there and you don't want to fall victim to it.Read more
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Gershon Ben Keren was invited to present a talk at Google, after his book, "Krav Maga: Real World Solutions to Real World Violence" was published. In this talk he outlined many elements and parts of the SEPS framework for predicting and preventing violence. If you are looking to learn more about how to improve your personal safety this is great lecture/presentation to watch.
The SEPS System is a personal-safey/self-protection system; it presents a framework and a set of tools that allow you to predict, prevent, identify and avoid violent situations before they occur. Self-defense systems are those that teach you how to physically defend yourself if you're unable to do this, or if violence is unavoidable. In, "Krav Maga: Real World Solutions To Real World Violence", Gershon Ben Keren, presents physical solutions and techniques to deal with violent assaults. You can get a preview of the book, and purchase it through Amazon by clicking here
In 2013, a young South Boston women was abducted from her home and murdered. SEPS Co-Founder, Gershon Ben Keren was interviewed on NPR abou this, and was asked to prescribe what to do if you were to find yourself in an abduction scenario. To listen to this interview, please click here.
Gershon Ben Keren is regularly interviewed and consulted by the media, on issues of personal safety, security, and self-defense. In this interview he explains how predatory individuals select victims. To watch the interview, please click here.
Welcome to the SEPS Campus Safety Website. SEPS, standing for Situation Effective Protection System, is an approach to personal safety that teaches people how to predict, prevent, identify and avoid violence.
By educating people as to how violent situations develop, the methods that predatory individuals such as muggers and rapists employ, and the different pre-violence indicators that can alert us to danger, it is possible to avoid most, if not all, potentially violent situations.
Most people think that a body guard's greatest skill, is their ability to deter and end physical confrontations quickly. The truth is that those individuals employed in the close protection industry do everything they can to make sure that the person they're protecting is never put in harm's way, and they do this by predicting and eliminating risk, and by spotting danger at the earliest opportunity, so that they can move their client away to safety, without having to engage with the threat. This should be our own approach when looking at how to ensure our own personal safety; we should recognize the potential risks in our own lifestyle, find ways to mitigate and reduce them, and learn to identify the warning signs that suggest a situation may turn nasty - and then disengage from it.
The SEPS system will teach you how to be your own bodyguard or CPO (Close Protection Operative), whilst being a student on and off campus. The 6 module course will educate you as to the methods, actions and behaviors of various sexual assailant's and how to spot them, the ways in which partners can become abusive in relationships (and how to predict this), how to deal with sexual harassment, how to stay safe at parties and whilst out at bars and clubs etc. and much more.
Before you start working your way through the personal safety modules, please go through the course foundations, this will introduce you to some key terms and ideas that will be referred back to throughout the course. Many people believe that personal safety is nothing more than formalized common sense, however you will soon learn, as you go through the material on the foundations page that following our common sense can actually lead us into trouble, as predatory individuals such as rapists and muggers, know how to use it against us. To access the Foundations of Campus Safety page and start the course, please click here
The course is not simply a list of do's and don'ts or a collection of rules to follow, but rather an education as to the types of violence women on campus settings are most likely to experience, and how to make dynamic risk assessments of them, including formulating survival strategies that will allow them to avoid and prevent them from becoming physical confrontations.
Whilst the SEPS System provides a framework for understanding and preventing physical violence, there is always the possibility that such assaults cannot be avoided, and we therefore recommend that anyone wanting to have a comprehensive approach for violence look to take some form of women's self-defense course, so they will have some physical skills and techniques that can be used in the event of an attack. To understand what you should look for in such a course or set of classes please click here.
The course modules are listed below - to access any of them simply click on the title:
Whilst the modules do not have to be taken/read in order it is worth reading the material on the Foundations page first.
If you would like to read more about SEPS (Situation Effective Protection System), it's history, methodology and goals you can do so by, clicking here. If you would like to learn more about self-defense and how to physically defend yourself you can, click here.