Pre-Teen

Grades 6 & 7

We empower pre-teens with prevention skills to deal with all forms of violence safely and effectively.

Safeteen's safety and empowerment program for pre-teens gives youth strategies to deal with verbal violence, emotional violence, sexual violence and threats of physical violence. Safeteen teaches them to stand up for themselves and what they believe in, without violence; and offers powerful alternatives to violence.  Based on Safeteen’s unique assertiveness model that children and youth readily embrace, the program utilizes a dynamic and experiential teaching style, that addresses pre-teens on their own level, working with issues that are relevant to their everyday lives. Youth will be taught to connect with the power and wisdom within and speak from an authentic place of strength, so they can hold their power and speak their truth.

 
 

Program Outlines


FEMALE-IDENTIFIED

Topics Covered:

  • Non-violence communication
  • Fear and anger management
  • Verbal and body language skills
  • Bully, intimidation and bystander dynamics
  • Gender socialization and stereotypes
  • Body image/building inner strength
  • Verbal, physical and sexual violence
  • Online safety
  • Healthy boundaries and relationships
  • Girl-girl violence
  • Physical self-defense skills

MALE-IDENTIFIED

Topics Covered:

  • Non-violence communication
  • Fear and anger management
  • Verbal and body language skills
  • Bully, intimidation and bystander dynamics
  • Gender socialization and stereotypes
  • Body image/building inner strength
  • Verbal, physical and sexual violence
  • Online safety
  • Healthy boundaries and relationships
  • Guy-guy violence
  • "Stepping down" with dignity
 
 

Workshop Details

  • Recommended for Grade 7
  • 2.5 - 3 hour block of time needed
  • Delivered to gender-specific groups
  • Maximum 30 youth per workshop in private classrooms
  • Whiteboard, chalkboard or flip chart required
  • In-town $325 + GST per workshop, travel fees may apply
  • Out-of-town $550 + GST per workshop, travel fees will apply, contact us

Youth are welcome to attend the gender group with which they most identify. More Info.

This single, 2.5 hour program did significantly impact students’ behaviours and beliefs.
— UBC Research Conclusion: Dr. Shelley Hymel, Professor, Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education, UBC