We offer year-round sessions in the form of workshops and presentations for caregivers, parents and community members who want to learn more personal safety skills, training and resources for their families or community. Prior to any session, we meet with the family/parent/ caregiver/community member/leader to collaborate on topics and information that will be most appropriate and effective for the population requesting our services.
Parents and caregivers often request workshops on street smarts, internet safety and resources, as well as strategies to help prevent their child experiencing bullying behaviors, dating violence, sexual assault and trafficking. EMERJ-SafeNow provides culturally sensitive sessions on the following topics for adults using a variety of strategies to meet the learnning needs and styles of different learners:
Self-Care and wellness
Mindfulness and healing after trauma
Safety planning and the importance of safe adults
Assertive communication techniques
Supportive allies and upstanding bystanders
Community support systems
Resources (locally, statewide and nationally)
Healthy sexuality, identity and body image (in partnership with OWL (Owl Whole Lives) Curriculum
Identifying healthy relationships and communication
Setting personal limits and boundaries
Interpreting social norms through the media
Identifyiing abusive behaviors (child sexual abuse , dating and domestic violence)
Affirmative consent (verbally and nonverbally)
Equity and privilege
Assertive communication techniques
Education on Sexual Assault (harassment, stalking, rape)
Healing, resources, confidentiality and options for reporting
Awareness and Street Smarts
Intuition & awareness strengthening
Being safe in the environment
Harassment and bullying behaviors
Education on trafficking/commercial sexual exploitation
Internet safety (cyberbullying, sexting and sextortion)
EMERJ-SafeNow offers a variety verbal and physical skills to increase personal safety:
De-escalation & conflict resolution
Negotiation & using false compliance
Yelling and breaking silence
Self-talk and internal thoughts
Blocks & covers
Strikes & Kicks
Protection in closed environments
Protection with objects
Protecton from multiple attackers
Our collaborative approach for schools and organizations incorporates Oregon Common Core Standards and laws for sexual violence prevention, healthy sexuality promotion and child abuse prevention educaiton. To meet these standards we draw on a variety of curriculi, research, experience and knowledge.
The Healthy Teen Relationship Act (House Bill 4704), mandates that each school district adopt a policy addressing teen dating violence.
Erin’s Law: Child Sex Abuse Prevention (Senate Bill 856), requires school districts to adopt developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive child sexual abuse prevention programming for students K-12.
Human Sexuality Education (OAR Rule 581-022-1440) requires schools to teach comprehensive, age appropriate, medically accurate sexuality education. This law also mandates child abuse prevention and healthy relationships instruction. EMERJ-SafeNow uses the OWL, Our Whole Lives Matter, Curriculum. Read more (link to Partnerships)
EMERJ-SafeNow is located in Portland, Oregon.
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