Personal Protection For Women
Self-protection carries unique challenges for women, who are statistically more likely to suffer violence across a broader spectrum of threats, and typically do so at a physical disadvantage. The key to overcoming those disadvantages is a realistic understanding of the problems faced, and familiarity with efficient solutions.
Citizen Defense Research’s “Personal Protection for Women” is an eight-hour seminar* focused on helping women of all ages to keep themselves safe. The goal is to provide attendees the knowledge and skills to avoid, deter, recognize, and if necessary escape or prevail in an encounter with anyone who wishes them harm, be it a stranger or acquaintance. Specific areas of emphasis during the seminar include understanding common threats and danger areas, how predators select their targets, deterrence, recognizing pre-assault indicators, use of verbal skills and managing physical distance when dealing with unknown persons, use of OC/pepper spray, facts about acquaintance initiated violence or abuse, dealing with stalkers, and more.
Our priority is a relaxed, low-pressure learning environment where everyone can grow in their understanding of the problems they might face and how best to address them within the context of their life.
*The seminar will involve presentation/discussion, as well as practical exercises and scenarios using verbal role-play and inert training pepper spray canisters containing water to practice dealing with potentially threatening encounters, and provide students with the mental framework and physical skills for common real-life scenarios.
Ticket Policy for Minors
If a minor is attending, they need a purchased ticket.
Any minor may have one parent or guardian attend as an observer at no charge (limit one parent/guardian per household). That parent will observe all the presentations and exercises, but won’t participate in the practical exercises (verbal role play scenarios, pepper spray drills, etc.).
If the parent wants to be a full participant in the entire class, we would appreciate them buying a ticket as well.
- Note taking material
- Drinks and snacks
- Comfortable attire
- Shirt you don’t mind getting sprayed with approximately an ounce of water
The only way we can know that a class is full is when the specified number of students have registered and paid their tuition fees. Once a class is full, we have to turn away others who would like to attend. If you cancel too close to class, or fail to show up for class, you keep someone else from attending and would cost us a student. Please be sure you can attend a class before signing up for it. We believe this policy is fair to you, to other students, and to us. In order to minimize this, we have strict policies on pre-payment and cancellation.
To secure a slot in a course full payment is required (unless otherwise specified). If a deposit is made, the balance will be due 30 days before the course starts. Cancellations by a student inside the thirty day window will be non-refundable but creditable to another Citizens Defense Research class anywhere the student wishes to train, within 18 months of the cancellation. Cancellations by students the week of the course will be non-refundable and will receive no credit. Cancellations by Citizens Defense Research will be fully refunded within 14 calendar days.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!