Classes

Programs

Young children through adults (female and male) are being taken at an alarming rate for human trafficking and other unimaginable atrocities!  We educate children, teens, young adults, parents/guardians, counselors, clergy and educators, with our highly effective and time critical Safety Awareness, Prevention, Evasion and Self-Protection programs.     


CDA has developed interactive, age specific, safety programs with overwhelmingly positive feedback and repeat clients. We have presented over 350 workshops since December 2014!  Our main programs (listed below) include our trademark, Color Code of Awareness (based on the Marine Military Code). Our training modules are based on Safety Awareness, Prevention, Evasion and Self-Protection with hands-on interaction, which not only engages all ages, but also educates them.       


NOTE: While the Safety Color Code is the theme throughout all of our programs, the language changes dramatically depending upon the age group. For example: Ages 4 – 10, the class talks about “bad guys and bullies.” Our teen class however, speaks about “predators and traffickers.” Maturity of children ages 11 and 12 determines what program fits their comfort level.

BE YOUR OWN SUPER HERO

A workshop for children ages 4 – 10    

1.5 hours to 2.0 hours            


45 – 60 minutes. Interactive Presentation (PowerPoint).

Focuses on Safety Awareness, Prevention, Evasion and Self-Protection & our trademark “Color Code of Awareness.” Situational Awareness.            


30 minutes.  Evasion/Self-Protection.    

Instructors interact with children, teaching evasive and self-protection moves in a fun and friendly fashion.            


15 to 30 minutes. Parents/Guardians.        

Show slides with stats and information that is relative to their community at large. Talk with Parents & Guardians about the trafficking issues and how they can help protect their families.        


NOTE: When this class is presented with parent participation, the educator removes the children to do a craft while we speak with the parents. The adult section is not suitable for children of any age.            


HANDOUTS: Review Sheets, Safety Coloring pages, colors, handouts for parents.

TEEN SAFETY & AWARENESS PROGRAM

A workshop for teens ages 13 – 18    

(ages 11 and 12 are allowed with parental consent).     

1.5 hours to 2.0 hours             


45 – 60 minutes. Interactive Presentation (PowerPoint).   

Focuses on Safety Awareness, Prevention, Evasion and Self-Protection & our trademark “Color Code of Awareness.”  Situational Awareness.            


30 minutes.  Self-Protection.   

Instructors interact with teens, teaching evasive and self-protection moves in a fun and friendly fashion.            


15 + minutes. Q & A.   

Additional slides with stats and information that is relative to their community. Answer questions about safety and trafficking issues as well as social media concerns.            


HANDOUTS: Review Sheets, Wheel of Violence, Search-A-Word & Safety Card (for wallet).

TEEN NATIONAL PILOT PROGRAM

“Adult 101”   

A workshop for high school teens ages 13 - 18     


Endorsed by the National Museum & Library Services     

(Pilot Program was sponsored by NMLS)           


The Safety Awareness Workshop weaves awareness throughout hard “life” topics.             


1.0 hour for Pilot Presentation  

1.5 hours to include Physical Self-Protection & Evasion           


NOTE: This class was originally designed to be a 2 hour class plus a 30 minute physical module. This would be the ideal way to teach it, allowing for a 5-10 minute break at the half-way mark.            


1.0 hour. Interactive Presentation (PowerPoint).        

Focuses on Safety Awareness and Prevention through: Dating, bullying, cyber-bullying, alcohol & drug abuse, suicide, stalking, cyber-stalking, and trafficking. De-escalation techniques in all areas are discussed. Features our trademark “Color Code of Awareness” including Prevention, Evasion & Self-Protection.            


30 minutes.  Self-Protection.

Instructors interact with teens, teaching evasive and self-protection moves in a fun and friendly fashion.            


HANDOUTS: Booklet recapping program modules & emergency numbers, sheets on dating violence, tolerance and de-escalation. Also, handouts for parents/guardians.

SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY 101

A workshop for young adults 12 and over.     

1.5 to 2 hours          


This course was designed for individuals with little to no background in social media. This interactive workshop features a condensed version of CDA’s original Color Code of Awareness, Prevention, Evasion & Self-Protection Module.   

       

1.0 hour for Interactive Presentation        

1.5 hours to include Presentation and Q&A            


1.0 hour. Interactive Presentation (PowerPoint).     

It provides an introductory examination of social media and the uses of the most common social media platforms used today. The goal is to understand the key features of social media, the benefits of certain platforms for their respective target audience and the continuing relevance of social media to contemporary culture, social and professional life. Safety and awareness are highlighted throughout this program.  Safety Topics Covered: Communication basics, Geotagging, Cyber-Bullying, Cyber-Stalking and Catfishing.            


30 minutes.  Q & A.      

Additional slides with stats and information. Answer questions about safety and media.            


NOTE: This class is especially helpful for parents/guardians and educators who need to get up to speed on social media basics.             


HANDOUTS: Review Sheet, Search-A-Word, Chat Slang Packet & Social Media “Cheat Sheets.”

SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY

A workshop for young adults 12 and over.      

(Younger students are welcome with parental approval).     

1.5 to 2 hours          


This course was designed for individuals/students that are familiar with the basics of social media and applications. This interactive workshop  does not feature CDA’s original Color Code of Awareness, Prevention, Evasion & Self-Protection Module. It can be added (at no charge if time will allow).          


1.0 hour for Interactive Presentation  

1.5 hours to include Presentation and Q&A       

2.0 hours to include The Color Code of Awareness         


1.0 hour. Interactive Presentation (PowerPoint).        

It provides an examination of social media and the uses of the most common social media platforms used today. The goal is to understand how content (text, audio and video) is shared on different platforms and why doing so can be dangerous. It provides an in-depth look at posting hazards and warning signs and how predators use the information to find victims. This class also discusses bullying and cyberbullying: what to do if you are targeted and how to survive such an attack.  Safety Topics Covered: Posting, Privacy, Geotagging, Posting “Permanence”, Sexting, Cyber-Bullying, Cyber-Stalking, Catfishing and Online Safety. Breakdown of today’s most popular APPS and safety precautions when using them.             


30 minutes.  Q & A.    

Additional slides with stats and information. Answer questions about safety and media.            


HANDOUTS: Review Sheets, Breakdown of APPs Sheet, Search-A-Word, Chat Slang Packet & Social Media “Cheat Sheets.”

COLLEGE PROGRAM

A workshop for college students (and those entering into college).   

1.5 to 2 hours     


The Safety Awareness Workshop weaves awareness throughout hard “life” topics that affect college students.        


1.5 hours for Safety Awareness Presentation  

2.0 hours to include Physical Self-Protection & Evasion      


1.0 hour. Interactive Presentation (PowerPoint).   

Focuses on Awareness and Prevention through: Dating, bullying, cyber-bullying, stalking, cyber-stalking, trafficking and on-campus safety. Features our “Color Code of Awareness” through Safety, Prevention, Evasion & Self-Protection as the last module.      


NOTE: Campus Safety Module features: Interpersonal Scenarios, Violence Incidents, Threats (Covert and Overt), Response to Hostile Events and Active Threats.       


15 + minutes. Q & A.   

Additional slides with stats and information that is relative to their community. Answer questions about safety and trafficking issues as well as social media concerns.       


30 minutes.  Self-Protection (add-on).   


NOTE: Instructors will demonstrate the key moves to get away in above program if interactive portion is not desired. Instructors interact with students, teaching evasive and self-protection moves in a fun and friendly fashion.       


HANDOUTS: Program Review Sheets, Dating Violence, Wheel of Violence and Tolerance Sheets. Safety Sheets with Emergency Contact information is also included.

EDUCATOR/COUNSELOR/CLERGY PROGRAM

Identifying and Combatting Human Trafficking”     

This class/lecture focuses on the elements of Human Trafficking.     

1.0 to 1.5 hours          


1.0 hour for Interactive Presentation     

1.5 hours to include Presentation and Q&A            


1.0 hour. Interactive Presentation (PowerPoint).     

Definition, scope of problem, faces of human trafficking, the underground crime, traffickers, stalking, identifying the problem/those being victimized, social media, profiling, and what to do if you suspect trafficking.            


30 minutes.  Q & A.      

Additional slides with stats and information. Answer questions about trafficking and identifying those being victimized.            


NOTE: This class is fact driven and some material/information may be difficult to hear and see. This information is vital to understanding the heinous crimes that are being committed against our children and to help us to identify those that so desperately need our help.            


HANDOUTS: Review booklet, White paper on Trafficker Tricks of the Trade, Wheel of Violence and Emergency Card with numbers for agencies in respective area.

GIRL EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM

A workshop for girls ages 10+   

(everyone is welcome regardless of gender)    

1.0 to 1.5 hours          


The Safety Awareness Workshop weaves awareness through topics that girls primarily face in transitioning into their teens and throughout their high school years. It provides the tools that are necessary to navigate the exciting, yet hazardous superhighway into adulthood (with an emphasis on everyday obstacles).          


1.0 hour for Empowerment Presentation      

1.5 hours to include Physical Self-Protection & Evasion               


1.0 hour. Interactive Presentation (PowerPoint).     

Focuses on: Tools for making “good” life choices. Safety and Awareness in: friendships, dating, social media, bullying, cyberbullying, stalking, cyberstalking and de-escalation techniques. Touches on societal pressures and ways to combat them. It also provides resources and hotlines for further help or exploration.             


30 minutes.  Self-Protection.  Instructors interact with teens, teaching evasive and self-protection moves in a fun and friendly fashion.            


HANDOUTS: Booklet recapping program modules & emergency numbers, sheets on dating violence, wheel of violence, de-escalation techniques and handouts for parents/guardians.

ADDITIONAL CLASSES

  • ADVANCED SELF-PROTECTION   
  • SELF-PROTECTION & ADVANCED HIGH RISK EVASION/PROTECTION   
  • CERTIFICATION COURSES For Educators, Counselors and Clergy
  • PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE Classes
  • WOMEN-ONLY Classes

Guest Speaker

CDA's senior staff have been keynote speakers at major events including speaking at the United Nations in March of 2017.