EMERJ-SafeNow Year Round Sessions for Women

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.

EMERJ-SafeNow understands the needs of women differ from men and that women are at high risk for sexual assault and violence. Care-defense is more than just self-defense. All sessions are trauma informed and provide women with a safe space to learn physical and non-physical self-defense skills.

Summer Camps open for  young women 15-19 years of age. Find out more.

Register today! Financial assistance available.

Care-Defense Skills and Topics 

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. Skills and training include:

  • Physical self-defense skills
  • De-escalation & conflict resolution
  • Escapes
  • Negotiation & fake compliance
  • Strikes &  kicks
  • Yelling and identifying behaviors
  • Weapons Protection
  • Self-talk and internal thoughts
  • Using the environment for Protection
  • Ground defense and fighting
  • Protection against  multiple attackers
  • 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