Category: Children and Youth

Protecting Kids from Suicidal Thoughts

Protecting kids from suicidal thoughts Most people including kids have times when they feel very down and can’t see how things can get better. A few feel this so deeply that they think about, or act to end their life. Young people have a lot going on in their lives: managing increasingly complex relationships including […]


10 Core Kidpower “People Safety” Skills

Use this checklist of 10 core skills for being safe with people to ensure that you and everyone important to you are prepared to stay safe, make wise choices, increase your confidence, and develop strong relationships.


When Disaster Strikes: Safety Comes From Inside Ourselves

An earthquake, fire, flood, or tornado devastates a community.  A young man shoots up a movie theater, a school, or an army base. An arsonist sets off a forest fire. A loved one is suddenly hit by a car or dies of a heart attack.  Terrorists set off a bomb or fly airplanes into buildings.  […]


Positive Prevention to Stop Violence Without Blaming Victims

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 […]


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