As advocates of stopping child abuse, rape, and other assaults, we need to be careful to avoid language that implies that victims of violence might have been able to “prevent” what happened. However, some advocates object to teaching “violence and abuse prevention” because they believe that this puts the responsibility for stopping violence on the [...]
Category: Children and Youth
When family members act unsafely or cross boundaries in ways that might be harmful to our kids, our job is to speak up in a powerful and respectful way. These stories and guidelines show how to do this effectively.
These core Kidpower strategies provide important guidance for parents and other caring adults in the actions they can take to protect their children from bullying, abuse, kidnapping, violence,and other dangers.
Note: This is an excerpt from The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults, a comprehensive guide for understanding personal safety, self-protection, confidence, and advocacy for young people. A great deal of research shows that just raising awareness of problems and worrying about them raises anxiety. However, having opportunities for successful practice of skills for dealing with [...]