We teach our students to "GO CHIHUAHUA CRAZY!"PLAYITSAFE is a fun, interactive, age appropriate method that teaches students to respond appropriately to unique challenges they might face such as: dealing with bullies, friendship drama, stranger awareness, in-appropriate touch from someone they might know and abduction defense. PLAYITSAFE is based on a simple but very effective step-by-step approach where students role-play their techniques against trained instructors in age-appropriate scenarios. This 2-hour empowering class teaches children ages 6 to 11 years, to be aware of their surroundings, project confidence, set boundaries with their voice and trust their intuition.This is reinforced through hands-on, repetitive training. Students will role-play with a mock "stranger" and a mock "bully", while being coached by an instructor.
"As psychotherapists, my husband and I have worked with many children, teens, and adults who have experienced sexual abuse, bullying, and other kinds of violence. Recently, I took some children to a Play It Safe self-defense class and was very impressed with the program. Tracie and her fellow instructor presented valuable verbal and physical techniques in a fun and engaging way. They empowered the children to listen to their intuition, use their voices, handle conflict effectively, and defend themselves when appropriate. Their message was hopeful and powerful. I highly recommend Play It Safe classes to children, teens, and women who want to go out into the world with greater confidence, feeling prepared to handle difficult or dangerous situations if they should arise." Amy Torn, MFT San Diego, CA
Bully Defense & Friendship "Drama"✔ What bullies look for in their victims ✔ Name calling, teasing, excluding and arguments ✔ How to cope with "friendship issues & drama" ✔ Projecting a confident attitude ✔ Dealing with aggressive bullies ✔ Better communication and increased self-esteem ✔ Increased respect for self and others
Stranger Awareness & Self-Defense✔ Increased safety at school, home and play ✔ How not to be targeted: walking and talking with confidence ✔ Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate adult behavior ✔ How to recognize a stranger and when it is appropriate to respond to a stranger ✔ How to tell a trusted adult if something has occurred ✔ Getting lost, home safety, walking to and from home
MOMMY & ME CLASS OPTION
A Mommy & Me class for ages 4-6 years (savvy 3-1/2 yr.olds) can be scheduled for your group. This class is 1-1/4 hours and the parents participate as well. Parents and children learn about verbal defense when friends get mean, appropriate touch and stranger awareness. Parents will also practice physical techniques with their child. E-mail us for more information to: tracie@PlayItSafeDefense.com
The PlayItSafe Mission:
To empower children to handle the myriad of challenges they face on a daily basis, to take control of their lives and maintain that control as they grow without being fearful. To teach women and children to project confidence through their body language and to react quickly if necessary. To increase our students level of awareness through fun and interactive awareness training. To build our student's self-esteem by helping them become as self-reliant as possible in the face of danger. To reinforce that fighting is not a good thing and should be avoided at all costs. However, if fighting is unavoidable, know that self-defense is not a game. To enable parents to relax their own fears and concerns once they see their children's capacity to respond in difficult circumstances.