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Kansas State Polytechnic

Professional Education and Outreach
2310 Centennial Road
Outreach Center
Salina, KS 67401-8196

855-552-0079 toll free
785-826-2633 phone
785-826-2632 fax

Safety and Self Defense Training


Have you ever felt unsure of how you would protect yourself if faced with an attacker? This training is tailor-made for any helping professional who provides services in a challenging environment or anyone who just wants to learn practical self-defense moves for their own peace of mind. Participants will learn new ways to address and de-escalate both verbal and physical conflicts, in addition to therapy exercises that can be incorporated into any individual or group sessions targeting survivors of trauma.  Self-defense moves highlighted in the training were chosen based on their simplicity and effectiveness regardless of the size of the attacker.

Attendees may use this course to meet compliance of 6 safety continuing education credits and to meet KSA 2009 Supp. 65-6313. K-State Polytechnic is a pre-approved continuing education provider approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider number 15-005.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify ways to defend oneself and de-escalate situations without using force.
  • Perform a series of self-defense moves proven effective regardless the size of an attacker.
  • Practice trauma-informed self-care exercises with colleagues or clients who are struggling with the aftermath of an attack. 

Out of respect for current survivors of trauma, participants will also be given the options to opt out of practicing any self-defense moves or request to only perform the move on the trainer and speak to the trainer one-on-one after the training if needed.


Date: Thursday, August 30, 2018

Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Kansas State Polytechnic in Salina, Kansas

Cost: $150

Continuing education credits: 6 hours

Registration deadline: August 22, 2017

Registration fee includes course instruction and materials. Meals are not included in the registration fee and are the attendee's responsibility.


A discounted rate is offered for companies or organizations sending multiple attendees. Discounts are tied to number of attendees as follows:

Number of registrantsAvailable discountTotal price
3 registrants per company1 registration 50% off$375
4 registrants per company1 registration free $450

For companies or organizations sending more than four employees, discounts will be applied in the same increments as indicated above.

A discounted registration rate is offered to current graduate and post doctoral students. To be eligible for the academia discount, students should complete a scholarship application form and submit proof of enrollment status by August 22, 2017. Download the application form for additional details on how to apply.


If you are traveling east or west on I-70, stay on I-70 until the I-70/I135 interchange. Travel south on I-135 to the Magnolia St. exit (No. 90). Go west on Magnolia to Centennial Rd. Turn right and proceed to the K-State Polytechnic campus. 

If you are traveling north or south on I-135, take the Magnolia St. exit (No. 90). Go west on Magnolia to Centennial Rd. Turn right and proceed to the K-State Polytechnic campus.

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If you have any questions regarding the event or your registration, please contact the K-State Polytechnic Professional Education and Outreach office at 855-552-0079 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) or email profed@k-state.edu.

About the Instructor


Cheryl Calhoun, LMSW
Kansas State University

Cheryl Calhoun serves an instructor in the social work program at Kansas State Polytechnic. She has been with the campus since 2016.