Create a short online course for domestic violence shelter employees

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


We are creating a security program for domestic violence shelters. As a part of this program, we need to create an online training course for shelter staff. This will be an 'awareness level’ course and doesn’t need to go into great detail.

- Basic self-defense concepts

- Security awareness

- Risk assessment

- Situational awareness

- Surveillance awareness

- Counter- surveillance methods

- Personal protection measures (pepper sprays, personal alarms, etc)

- Document handling and destruction

The course will be hosted in moodle, and should run approximately 30 minutes or less. At a minimum, the final product needs to be a powerpoint presentation and an audio script. Please either ensure that images are cleared for this use or let us know if we need to obtain licenses for any images. We can record the audio and upload into moodle, unless you have the capability and prefer to do so yourself.

About Operation: Safe Escape

By some reports, 85% of domestic violence homicides occur after the victim has decided to leave their abuser. This is a dangerous time, and fortunately many resources exist to keep them safe.

What's missing, unfortunately, is the security layer. That is, how to properly apply Operations Security (OPSEC) to hide the victim's intent to leave. That would keep a lot of people safe and help reduce that number.

Operation: Safe Escape teaches shelters and victims how to identify the behaviors and actions that would tip off the abuser to the fact that they're trying to leave and help reduce the risk until they're safely away.

About OSPA

The Operations Security Professional's Association (OSPA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides security awareness and training to a diverse audience that includes schools, government / military, domestic violence centers, private sector entities and more.


  • Adult Education
  • Law Enforcement
  • Security
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Crisis Counseling
  • General Education

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People 55+ Group

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