Date Safe empowers students against sexual assault

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-  With one in five women and one in ten men falling victim to sexual assault on college campus, a local St. Louis organization is stepping up to education students and prevent sexual violence. Offered through THRIVE St. Louis, Date Safe is an entirely free program  that teaches sexual violence prevention tactics as well as strategies for healthy intimate relationships. Designed for both men and women, the program is perfect for college and community organizations that are looking to reinforce safe dating and intimacy practices.

Date Safe is a two-part program. Participants start by attend an hour and a half long educational session on sexual assault prevention. The second component provides individuals with a practical approach to self-defense. This fast-paced and interactive program provides individuals with the skills and knowledge on how to protect oneself against sexual violence.

Lead Date Safe educator Sergeant Suz Koehler stopped by the FOX 2 studio this morning to discuss the program and demonstrate a variety of self-defense techniques.

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