EMERJ-SafeNow seeks to reframe violence from a private problem to a community problem. We believe each of us, as individuals, and as part of a larger community or organization, must address the impact of trauma and violence. This requires a multi-faceted and systematic approach that promotes changes in social norms and attitudes, while also providing knowledge, skills, and changing behaviors with individuals, relationships and in the broader community.
To schedule a free consultation email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at 503-498-8452. To find an upcoming workshop or program, visit our events page.
EMERJ-SafeNow collaborates with communities to transform lives. We believe transformation occurs by:
Raising awareness around cultural and societal norms that make violence unacceptable
Integrating prevention and the importance of a prevention perspective for the community
Developing networks of leaders within the community by seeking out non-traditional leaders
Connecting community residents to services and informal supports when they need help
Strengthening informal support by creating stronger connections to formal services, community based advocacy and networks
Making services and institutions accountable to community needs by advocating for changes in how social institutions or organizations respond to violence
Changing social and community conditions that contribute to violence through forming coalitions/partnerships with other advocacy groups
Focusing on care for self and the community after, during and before trauma or violence has occurred
Identifying community strengths and gaps in services
Building overall community knowledge, and documenting the community’s response to violence