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SAFE instructor training available

SAFE instructor training available

Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 12:14 pm

The Messenger 09.09.09
The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Public Safety and Institute of Professional Development are offering SAFE (Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange), an instructor training and certification program.
The program will be offered 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22 in Room 206 of Gooch Hall at UT Martin. The registration fee is $185 per person.
To register, call the institute at (731) 881-7081. Enrollment is limited.
The eight-hour instructor training and certification program prepares instructors to teach the SAFE Program, a two-hour education awareness, crime-victim prevention program — encompassing strategies, techniques, options and prevention — that provides teenage and adult women with information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence and introduces them to the physical aspects of self-defense.
The goals are to prevent crimes of sexual violence through programs of education and training, focusing primarily on awareness and prevention, and to educate women about realistic options that will help them avoid, escape and survive assaults if they do occur.
SAFE Program elements include a 13-piece full color folio filled with safety information every woman should know (given to every participant); a 17-minute motivational video that is shown as part of every program; a 90-minute familiarization with what physical self-defense is about; and instructor training to train and certify trainers from public safety departments, colleges/universities, schools and victim services agencies to facilitate the two-hour SAFE class for adult and teenage women as a community service. The two-hour SAFE class is facilitated as a community service for various community organizations.
For more information, call the Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies at (731) 881-7081.

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