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We can schedule a custom workshop for up to 10 students or interactive lectures for larger groups.

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    • Saturday, June 29, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 10

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    International Travel Awareness & Safety

    Note: This workshop is limited to 10 students and includes a separate parent/guardian education session for the first 30 minutes.

    The risk to young people traveling outside and within the United States is real. But unlike what you see on television and in movies, not many people are available to help if the unthinkable occurs. The one saving grace is that there are practical, real, and simple steps one can take to avoid, prevent, and stop oneself from being a victim of any type of trafficking.

    André Salvage and Associates has designed a class especially for teens and young adults of all genders who are traveling overseas for vacation or school. This class will share what parents can do and what those who are traveling can do to prevent this crime from happening to them.

    André Salvage and Katie Sasso will co-teach this class. André and Katie have a combined 50 years of experience dealing with and sharing the knowledge of safety for anyone traveling or communicating with someone overseas.

    Here are some of the tools will be sharing:

    External Awareness

    • How predators and kidnappers pick their victims.
    • How to move, dress, and talk to show that you’re not a victim, a challenge, or someone who fits the profile.
    • Latest information on human trafficking, on human working, and sex trafficking
    • Safety measures while traveling that don’t interrupt your pleasure of being on vacation.


    • How to talk with someone to see if they are grooming or setting you up.
    • How to set boundaries.
    • Educating people on how to treat you.


    • Stopping someone from drugging you.
    • Stopping someone from harming you and taking you away.
    • Multiple attacker defense
    • Weapon defense

    For Parents/Guardians

    • Parents are asked to be present for the first 30 minutes of this class.
    • They will meet in a separate room with André Salvage, who will share advice and strategies.

    André Salvage has been teaching self-defense and assault and rape prevention in Marin, San Francisco, and throughout the United States for over thirty years.  André’s background, natural abilities, sensitivity and concern for the safety of his seven children have helped him create effective, easy-to-learn self-protection programs.  He works with people of all ages, from kindergartners to adults, on safety, assertiveness, sexual harassment, anti-bullying, and self-defense.

    Katie Sasso is a self-defense instructor and Master black belt in the art of Kung Fu San Soo. She has been working with André Salvage and Associates for over 20 years, sharing her knowledge of Assault Prevention and Street Safety. She works with schools around California and teaches weekend seminars in San Francisco to children, teens, and adults that focus on learning how to be aware, assertive, and physically stop someone from harming them. Katie believes in living from her True Nature and shares with others the importance of listening to our intuition. 

    Prior to working with André Salvage and Associates, Katie graduated from the University of Oregon, where she played collegiate soccer. She continued her soccer career playing for Sacramento Storm. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her family, including three children.

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