Leaving Home and College Safety Preparation

Personal safety 101 is 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!  

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Cost $150.00  Financial assistance available

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EMERJ-SafeNow Year Round Sessions

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

Advocacy Skills

  • Self-Care and wellness
  • Mindfulness and healing after trauma
  • Safety Planning
  • Assertive Communication
  • Supportive allies and upstanding bystanders
  • Community Support systems
  • Resources (locally, statewide and nationally)

Relationship Smarts

  • 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
  • Assertive communication

Community and Street smarts

  • Intuition & awareness strengthening
  • Identifying allies
  • Bystander intervention
  • Using the environment & objects
  • Understanding Harrassment

Additional Topics

  • Sexual Assault  & rape(options for reporting, confidentiality and healing)
  • Stalking
  • 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
  • Escapes
  • Negotiation & fake compliance
  • Strikes &  kicks
  • Yelling and identifying behaviors
  • Weapons Protection
  • Self-talk and internal thoughts
  • Protection on the ground
  • Protection against  multiple attackers
  • Environment protection