The work we do at EMERJ-SafeNow depends on collaboration and authentic relationship building. We collaborate with communities and organizations and provides access to care-defense and violence prevention skills. EMERJ-SafeNow collaborations also include organizations or communities that are experts in their field. We rely on these organizations to provide guidance, support or knowledge when needed. Listed below are some of these organizations.
Free Arts NW
Free Arts NW provides arts experiences that empower underserved youth to find their creativity, passion, and voice. Through arts education, collaborative projects, and ongoing mentorship, Free Arts NW cultivates individual artistic exploration while strengthening youth participants’ connections to their community. As facilitators of artistic exploration and expression, Free Arts NW highly values four principles that motive and shape our process:
EMERJ-SafeNow is proud to collaborate with Friendly House, a non-profit neighborhood center and social service agency located in NW Portland, and Cascadian Terrace Apartments in N Portland. This unqiue collaboration has helped to bring equity based, trauma informed personal safety sessions to residents in Cascadian Terrace Apartments. EMERJ-SafeNow focused on building relationships with outside organizations such as Portland Police Bureau, Elders in Action while also providing training on internet safety, de-escalation , mindfulness, self-care and physical and non physical self-defense skills.
For more information, contact (503) 228-4391
Peninsula Odd Fellows, Nth Portland
EMERJ-SafeNow collaborates with Peninsula Odd Fellows to bring violence prevention programs and camps to children ages 8-12 years of age. Established in 1895, Peninsula Odd Fellows is a caring community dedicated to supporting health care, relieving hunger, and providing affordable access to a variety of educational opportunities. n
Universal Taekwon-Do Federation, Portland
EMERJ-SafeNow collaborates with the Universal Taekwon-Do Federation and UTF Portland for expertise in self-defense and martial arts skills. This collaboration provides facilitators with further knowledge, expertise, skills and support around topics related to physical self-defense skills. Most importantly, UTF Portland prioritizes the same values of EMERJ-SafeNow and is dedicated to providing people of all ages and backgrounds access to martial arts training. The UTF as an organization emphasizes the following tenets as a way of life:
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
OWL, Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education
EMERJ-SafeNow approaches violence prevention holistically and values the importance of addressing healthy sexuality and relationships prior to addressing sexual violence. EMERJ-SafeNow collaborates with the Universalist Recovery Church to bring OWL, curricula and training to communities and organizations. OWL is a secular curriculum and puts sexuality in the context of values and personal responsibility. It supports healthy decision making, and strengthens social skills to help prepare youth to make healthy choices for life.
OWL models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice and helps adolescents address their personal attitudes, values, and feelings about themselves, their sexuality, and others’ sexuality. OWL values include: self worth, sexual health, responsibility, justice and inclusivity
OWL Workshop Topics Include:
The values & language of sexuality
Anatomy and physiology; personal concerns about puberty and body image
Gender identify, expression, roles & stereotypes
Sexual orientation, sexuality and disability
Healthy relationships & relationship skills
Social media and the Internet
Bullying behaviors & bystander responsibilities
Responsible sexual hehavior; communicating about sexuality; abstinence and consent
Sexually transmitted infections
Pregnancy & parenting decisions
Self care, celebration, & closure
For more information, contact OWL@UUA.org
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