Category: Teens and Adults

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 […]


Overcoming the Bystander Effect: Creating Safer Communities for Everyone

The incident that brought me into this work included a classic case of the Bystander Effect. In 1985, I took a group of young children, including my own two, on a field trip to visit the city art museum downtown. We were in a public place with people standing all around when a man suddenly […]


Kidpower Safety Tips for Babysitters, Nannies, and Caregivers

Whether you are just starting a babysitting business or are an experienced nanny, these Kidpower safety tips will help you to stay safe, keep kids in your care safe, and have more fun.


Seven Emotional Safety Techniques

Emotional triggers can get in the way of healthy and respectful communications. These 7 emotional safety techniques have helped to reduce stress and improve relationships for people as young as 2 and as old as 102 of many different cultures from all over the world.


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