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Empowering Our Youth

Services for Schools

The lessons children learn about how to behave at school have a profound impact on how they see and conduct themselves in the world.

Our services for schools, interactive workshops with children, and training for educators focus on teaching simple and effective safety and self-defense skills, integrated with the existing curriculum.

What skills do students learn?

We teach a broad range of People Safety skills adapted to the age of our students. They include:

Safety with feelings and words – how to protect yourself from hurtful words
Being powerful to be safe – how to use your body to prevent most trouble before it starts
Safety with touch and teasing – how to set boundaries with people you know
Getting help to be safe – how to make safety plans and be persistent in getting help from    trustworthy adults
Checking and Thinking First to be safe – how to check and think first before you change your plan about WHERE you are going, WHAT you are doing, and WHO you are with, including how to be safe with strangers
Using People Safety everywhere you go- how to apply People Safety skills to different kinds of problems including bullying at school, at home, online, and out in the world.  
Teens practice a broad spectrum of People Safety skills including:

    Dealing with bullying and peer pressure
    Learning how to say “no” effectively
    Managing emotional triggers
    Preventing violence before it occurs
    Setting boundaries and dealing with conflict
    Getting help
    Physical self-defense to escape from a violent assault