Resources for Battered Women

My page of Portland-area firearms training resources has been added to this page listing resources for Battered Women.

I'm glad.

A couple years ago (Mother's Day, May 11th, 2002), when I was affiliated with the Portland Firearms Training Team (PFTT), we put on an event called Women Empowered for Defense with a little grant money from the NRA. We taught them firearm safety, the basics on how to shoot a pistol, a little about the judicious use of lethal force (that's the part I taught), the Refuse to Be a Victim program, and more personal advice from abuse survivors. We did this for free and it was a great success.

While most of that team left PFTT to form Northwest Safety and Firearms Education (NWSAFE), the model in that first event has been replicated several times in the Pacific Northwest. I'm glad to see my page is considered a resource by an organization called the International Peace Resource Center.

In my experience with the ladies I have met over the years who have managed to escape abusive relationships a court order is not a very good form of self-defense. If one's life in in danger, one should recognize the best tools to use to stay alive.

Josh Poulson

Posted Thursday, Mar 10 2005 04:07 PM

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my name is ethel and I am a new case manager, would you please send me some information about your program. I am putting together some resources for the clientel i will be working with and would appreciate anything you can give to me. Thank you.


Posted Sunday, Jul 24 2005 06:56 PM

Hello, I am currently a resident in an organization for battered women. I am trying to up-start a home-based business. I am an inspirational writer and I have copyrights to my work. I would like to advance to the next step and sell my work over the internet. However, I do not have the funds to do so. I would appreciate any resources/information you couls provide. Thank You

Denise E. Cooks


Posted Wednesday, Nov 9 2005 08:32 AM

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