Changing the way women walk in the world.
AWARE ND is an intensive self-defense program highly specialized for the needs of ALL WOMEN
Violence is not just contained to the home. Violence can happen to any woman anywhere.
Our classes are intentionally designed to teach participants needed verbal and physical skills to make effective personal safety choices. Through simulating realistic situations and practicing FULL-FORCE defensive tactics, women retain these skills years after completing the program. AWARE ND is based on real life. Scenarios are enacted from situations that occur to women such as rape, attack, and face to face confrontation. Participants learn how to deal with any situation imaginable and to assess which strategy to use, whether that is de-escalation, boundary setting, or physical self-defense.
Is AWARE ND really needed in the Bismarck-Mandan community?
Absolutely. The Abused Adult Resource Center (AARC) is a Bismarck center for those who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Learn more about us and why we do what we do.
The reality is that there is violence all around us; it is not just a big city problem. National statistics indicate that 1 OUT OF 3 WOMEN WILL BE VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE IN THEIR LIFETIME.
We have the knowledge and passion to keep our women in the community safe by implementing education, self-esteem, and self-help. If you are interested in contributing to our program, please visit our Donate page.