Personal safety 101is designed to meet the unique needs of teens in high school or preparing to leave home for work, college or travel.
The sessions start with a listening session for teens and/or caregivers providing space and time for participants to share safety topics or concerns important to their lives. This approach provides participants with choices and a voice on what topics they want covered during the sessions.
Topics offered include care-defense, a new form of self-defense that starts with taking care of your body, mind and spirit; physical and non-physical self-defense skills, equity and violence prevention, healthy relationships and choices; setting personal boundaries, bystander intervention, self-care and what to do after an assault.
Expect to have fun and feel empowered as you learn topics related to self-defense and personal safety! People of all genders welcome!
We offer equitable sessions in the form of workshops, programs and presentations with a sliding scale for payment and scholarships, as needed by communities or organizations. Sessions are usually taught in 2-3 hour modules, and are generally 6-8 sessions in length. These sessions may be in the form of programs, workshops and presentations whatever form best meets the needs of the community to best address their personal safety concerns. These modules are created after understanding trust and safety has been established:
Care-Defense Skills and Topics for Young Adults
Self-Care and wellness
Mindfulness and healing after trauma
Supportive allies and upstanding bystanders
Community Support systems
Resources (locally, statewide and nationally)
Healthy sexuality, identity and body image
Identifying healthy relationships and communication
Setting personal limits and boundaries
Interpreting social norms through the media
Affirmative consent (verbal and nonverbal)
Gender equity and stereotypes
Equity and privilege
Community and Street smarts
Intuition & awareness strengthening
Using the environment & objects
Sexual Assault & rape(options for reporting, confidentiality and healing)
Sexting and sextortion
Human Trafficking/Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Substance use and abuse
Depression and suicide
Bullying and cyberbullying
Skills and Techniques
EMERJ-SafeNow skills and training can include :
De-escalation & conflict resolution
Negotiation & fake compliance
Strikes & kicks
Yelling and identifying behaviors
Self-talk and internal thoughts
Protection on the ground
Protection against multiple attackers
EMERJ-SafeNow is located in Portland, Oregon.
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