Stop Signs

Recognizing, Avoiding, and Escaping Abusive Relationships


By Lynn Fairweather

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Most abusers display warning signs that intelligent women miss, mostly because the majority of women have not been trained to recognize them. In this groundbreaking book, Lynn Fairweather, an expert in the field of intimate partner violence response and prevention, provides women with the information they need to recognize dangerous men before they become victims of abuse .Educational and empowering, Stop Signs exposes the discernable 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 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; and 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 wishes to avoid becoming involved in a potentially life-threatening relationship.
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On Sale
Apr 10, 2012
Page Count
352 pages
Seal Press

Lynn Fairweather

About the Author

Lynn Fairweather, MSW, is an abuse survivor who has worked in the domestic violence response and prevention field for the past twenty years. In her role as president of Presage Consulting and Training, she is responsible for providing expert guidance and specialized education to professionals across North America in both the public and private sectors.

Fairweather has earned a bachelor’s degree in social science, a master’s degree in social work, and multiple training certifications, including ones from Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and Gavin de Becker’s Advanced Threat Assessment Academy. She has served on state- and county-level task forces, and facilitated victim support groups as well as batterer intervention programs. An active member in the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, she has served on the board of directors for its Northwest chapter. Throughout her career, Fairweather has participated in the handling of thousands of domestic violence cases.

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