B. Mother of a survivor of intimate partner violence and stalking
"Trauma informed training provides a conditioned brain other options for both thought and action. It helps build a sense of trust in oneself, which is essential to a healthy recovery. This kind of growth needs a safe place to take root. Reaching outside the system, through a network of trust and confidentiality, with the assistance of family and friends, to find Brigitte was a critical step in survival. Removing herself as a target geographically and working with Brigitte helped her begin to imagine (or re-imagine) the story she could live beyond the abuser, and beyond the failure of the system -- a future reality where she had the ability to exercise effective tools moving toward becoming herself again, no longer feeling like helpless prey."
Self-Defense Student, Age 13July, 2011 R.A.D Participant
"I'm so much more aware of my surroundings and what is going on around me. I'm glad I took this class with my mom, and I wish my friends would take the class too. Learning about personal safety and practicing physical defense in a safe environment could help you avoid a dangerous attack or even save your life."
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