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.
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
Negotiation & fake compliance
Strikes & kicks
Yelling and identifying behaviors
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
Supportive allies and upstanding bystanders
Community Support systems
Resources (locally, statewide and nationally)
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
Community and Street smarts
Intuition & awareness strengthening
Using the environment & objects
Sexual Assault & rape(options for reporting, confidentiality and healing)
Sexting and sextortion
Human Trafficking/Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Substance use and abuse
Depression and suicide
Bullying and cyberbullying
EMERJ-SafeNow is located in Portland, Oregon.
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