Summer Camps Open

Beaumont SUN Community School

Location:   4043 NE Fremont St., Portland, OR, 97212

Personal Safety 101:  Skills for Life

Personal safety 101 is designed to meet the unique needs of teens in high school or preparing to leave home for work or college. The camp incorporates topics related to care-defense and covers physical and non-physical self-defense skills, including the relationship between equity and violence, healthy relationships, setting boundaries, bystander intervention, self-care and what to do after any assault. ead more about our unique approach. Expect to have fun, be informed and feel empowered as you learn topics related to personal safety!    All genders welcome!

 July 17-21, 2017   Monday-Friday, 10:30  am – 1:30 pm

July 24-28, 2017  Monday-Friday, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Cost:  $150.00   Financial Assistance Available

Register today! 


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 

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