Prevention. Action. Change. Director Clara Porter, MSW is a nationally certified instructor in Empowerment Self Defense with the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation and the Center for Anti-Violence Education with 20 years experience in the field. Clara has worked as an adjunct professor in the School of Social Work at the University of New England, Coordinator of Interpersonal Violence Prevention at the University of Southern Maine, and as Executive Director at the Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine (SASSMM) before focusing full-time on Prevention. Action. Change. She is certified in Advanced Trauma First Aide, and has extensive experience working with organizations and people of all ages including those with physical, mental/emotional, and developmental challenges.

Our Team: is comprised of skilled trainers with backgrounds in advocacy, prevention education, social work, healing arts, martial arts, yoga, and dance. Each has completed teacher training with Prevention. Action. Change. and participated in an extended apprenticeship.

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Members of our teaching team with Stephanie Harmon of Hustle and Flow Studios in Portland, ME
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Team members at the completion of Teacher Training – breaking boards!