Saturday Afternoon, April 8 from 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Prepare Introductory Workshop explores a range of violence prevention strategies. Participants will examine the social and cultural context of violence and how media’s framing of violence reinforces myths and misinformation – which doesn’t lead to more safety. We will replace fiction with fact and replace bias with trusting our own instincts. Participants will learn and rehearse a wide range of responses from compliance to verbal and physical resistance in interactive role-playing with highly trained instructors portraying realistic scenarios.
Included: Understanding the physiology of adrenaline, acknowledging and managing emotional overwhelm, verbal and non-verbal communications skills for self-advocacy, accessing bystander help, becoming an advocate for others, and physical skills for worst case scenarios, reducing shame and self-blame, and how to support survivors without victim blaming.
Grace Church Upper School
46 Cooper Square (where 3rd Ave turns into Bowery at E 6th St)
New York, New York 10003
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