Wise Women and Power Girl Workshops

Anita Roberts has been working in the field of violence prevention and women’s empowerment since 1976.

She is the Founder and guiding force behind the internationally acclaimed, Safeteen Program. Chosen as a Canadian representative on Violence Against Women to the United Nations, Roberts is a visionary, inspirational speaker and award winning author. Her book, Safeteen: Powerful Alternatives to Violence has been translated into Japanese and Chinese. Anita has traveled to five continents to empower women, train educators and parents and to teach youth to hold their power and speak their truth.

“Teaching our children how to make choices from a place of inner wisdom is the best prevention strategy of all.” – Anita Roberts

There are two separate workshops on this day.

1. WISE women workshop – the Power of Wisdom

for Females 13 years and up.

In this workshop participants will be introduced to the POWER OF WISDOM: the innate power that every female being has to listen to their intuition and stand up and speak up when faced with intimidation or harassment. Participants will learn to identify their voice of wisdom and assert healthy boundaries with family members, work colleagues and strangers on the street. The strategies offered include assertive body language and verbal skills as well as effective self defense techniques to effectively de-escalate potential violence.

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A limited number of subsidized tickets are available. Please apply at admin@safeteen.ca

2. POWER girl workshop – Making our girls strong.smart.safe

Through theatre games, movement, self defense and art, girls will have an opportunity to explore the issues of personal boundaries, relational aggression, gossip, power games and bullying as well as body image, media influences and physical & emotional safety. The goal of the workshop is to introduce children to their full power potential, keep them safe from bullies and predators, and give them skills to move into adolescence with safety and confidence.

“To teach our children how to stand up for themselves from a place of inner wisdom is the best prevention strategy of all.” – Anita Roberts, Founder Safeteen.ca


Shape of the day

10:00 am – 12:00 p.m. workshop – part 1

12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m. lunch on your own

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. workshops – part 2

Water and snacks will be provided.

Partial proceeds will be donated to the Nanaimo Women’s Resources Society

Want to sponsor a women, child or mother/daughter team to attend one of the workshops, please contact admin@safeteen.ca