Like many sexual predators, Jerry Sandusky, the former football coach who was recently convicted of child abuse, developed strong relationships of love and trust with his victims before molesting them. The stories told by his victims sound chillingly similar to the stories we hear from adult survivors of sexual abuse in our classes. “He was […]
Category: Foundation of Personal Safety
Bullying Prevention Expert and Kidpower Leader, Irene van der Zande, calls for adults to turn anxiety nto positive action to stop bullying. Here are five practical and positive actions adults can start immediately to turn the tide of bullying and help create schools, neighborhoods and communities of caring, respect and safety for all of their members.
Recently, I was talking with a dear friend of my family about getting old. “The biggest thing I really don’t like,” he said with a wry smile, “is when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror, and I wonder, ‘Who IS that ugly old man?’” I told my friend what we tell our […]
Personal safety for women, men, and children includes being aware when something feels uncomfortable or unsafe and taking charge as soon as possible. From time to time, we are asked about intuition – what it is and how to use it more effectively to help us stay safe. The first answer is simplistic, but very […]