Topics will include laying a foundation for safety, using internal and external safety strategies to assess a dangerous situation, various strategies for preventing and ending attacks and discussion about escape option and exploration of de-escalation. Discussion is designed to help people identify their risks, evaluate their strengths, and to explore their options for dealing with the threat of violence. Emphasis is placed on options, not rigid safety rules. No physical self-defense skills will be taught in this workshop.
-Understand why intuition is the first line of personal safety
-Connect the importance of assertiveness to personal safety
-Learn skills to de-escalate someone
-Identify non-physical options for escape
Be sure to register at: https://www.ywcapdx.org/personal-safety-de-escalation/