Girls’ Self Defense & Safety Workshop
Being a father of seven children (four of them girls), I realize the safety concerns parents have for their children. Too many young girls are traumatized out of innocence. André Salvage and Associates realizes that a child's ability to protect themselves begins with belief and confidence in “self.”
Every young girl between the ages of 10 to 15 should know how to verbally, emotionally, and physically take care of themselves. The changes that are occurring in their minds and bodies can sometimes signal to a predator that they are a potential victim. There is a way to build their confidence and give them the verbal and physical skills to avoid and stop someone from harming them or even seeing them as a victim. This class enables young women to find their voice and power if approached by an adult or someone their own age who has harmful intentions.
This workshop will not cause young girls to become paranoid, but rather to become objectively aware of the dangers that exist and to give them real life tools to handle, avoid, control, or stop threatening situations with those who want to harm them.
During this discussion period, we share how to be safe when at home, on the street, school, or during play. We will also explore how predators set up their victim and how to create a personal safety plan.
André Salvage and Associates will also share with these young girls how to properly assert yourself, set boundaries and educate people on how to treat you. Through creative and real-life role play we will share how to use body and voice to avoid and de-escalate conflicts without appearing like a victim or a challenge.
There is no better way to handle confrontation than to not be afraid of confrontation that may arise. André Salvage and Associates will introduce self-defense in a way that not only is effective, but gives young girls the choice to make the right decision about a particular situation.