Journal of the San Juan Islands


Prepared? free self-defense workshop

April 13, 2013 · Updated 11:26 AM

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In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness month, the month of April, San Juan County Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Services is offering a free self-defense and self-protectioin workshop for women ages 16 years and up.

Led by certified instructors Leslie Brennan, Arian Drake-Raue and Sgt. Scott Brennan of San Juan County Sheriff’s Department, the five-hour workshop is Sunday, April 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building, on Spring Street, in Friday Harbor. (girls ages 13-15 may participate if accompanied by a parent). In a nationwide survey (CDC&P, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2011), 9.4 percent of high school students report being hit, slapped or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the 12 months prior to answering the survey.

For more information about the workshop or reserve a spot, or to learn more about DVSAS, visit www.dvsassanjuans.org, or call 378-8680.


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