Personal Safety and De-Escalation

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November 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free – $60

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.

Learning objectives. Participants will:

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

This workshop fulfills a requirement for 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training

We want this session to be as accessible for everyone as possible, including for people with disabilities. Please let us know what we might do to accommodate your needs or requests and we will do our best to make arrangements. Please contact Aila Hauru at or (503) 294-7480.