P Online Modules
First and foremost, we want to welcome you to our online class, and thank you for what you do for our students. Being an educator is a tremendously important responsibility and you are an essential part of your students’ lives.
Second, this training course is much different from anything else you have experienced. Like most training courses, the content will provide tremendous benefits to your students. However, this course will also greatly benefit you.
You will learn how to protect yourself in extreme and violent situations. You will learn how to recognize those situations before they happen. And you will develop a keener sense of the world around you and its dangers, which you will use to protect yourself and those in your care.
Third, despite the seriousness of this subject, it is critical that for the most part we keep things light and fun. Your students and their parents will find these classes tremendously entertaining and helpful. You will greatly enjoy teaching them. We also hope you will find this subject as interesting as we do and start to ask your own questions about safety.
Before we start having fun, however, please understand the violence we are fighting. In our program, we generally like to keep things upbeat and light, but we always need to remember that sexual assault is a horrible crime and a serious problem.
To combat the problems that jeopardize student safety, Secure/ Higher Ed created the Professionals, Peers, and Parents (“P³”) training, an evidence-based, interactive, and fun program.
The content was developed by professionals with substantial experience in relationship and gender based violence through the fields of psychology, offender treatment and incarceration, law, medicine, law enforcement, Title IX and sexual harassment investigation, education, martial arts, empirical research, toxicology, and survivor advocacy who wanted an effective program to keep their own children and grandchildren safe.
P³ seeks to involve the most important influences on a girl’s life: professionals, peers, and parents. Secure/ Higher Ed designed P³ to provide girls and their families with strategies that give them confidence and skills so that they are better equipped to avoid relationship violence.
After an extensive review of empirical results, researchers Fisher, Daigle and Cullen noted that situational awareness and self-protective measures offer the most promising prospect for sexual assault prevention. Thus, the P³ program combines situational awareness and substance abuse education with unique self-defense measures designed specifically for the most common sexual assault situations encountered by girls.
In Canada, a program consisting of four three-hour instructional units taught female college freshmen to recognize and exit dangerous situations. The program provided two hours of self-defense training based on Wen Do (a female self-defense discipline developed in Canada). The program was tested at three Canadian universities using an experimental group and a control group. During their freshman year, program participants had 1/2 as many completed rapes and 2/3 fewer attempted sexual assaults than control group members.
Empirical evidence from the P³ program may be more impressive: nearly 100% of parents taking the program with their children report that the program changed their own and their daughter’s behavior in ways that would keep their daughter safer. Moreover, nearly 100% of parents report that their daughter had “fun” at the training. The three most common parent and student responses to open-ended questions about how the P³ training made them feel "more empowered”, “more confident”, and “safer”.
The program also seeks to prevent survivor blaming and shaming, and teaches parents and students how to react to a survivor who confides in them about a sexual assault. This is critical because less than 10% of survivors tell their parents about the assault and 40% of “friends” upon being told of an assault either blame the survivor or say she is lying.
Please also review this video on our defensive techniques, which are interspersed throughout the training. This video is just a fast introduction to the moves. We’ll get into more detail later. The tone of this video is the tone we like to set at our trainings.
Finally, we greatly respect your ability, knowledge and insight. If you see ways we can improve our program or know of additional content we can add, we encourage you to contact us.
Thank you again for all you do and welcome to our training program!
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