If you live in the Mill Valley area and shop at Whole Foods, you can help Kidpower by bringing your own bags when you shop at the Whole Foods Market on 414 Miller Ave. and asking for a donation instead of credit. It really adds up — Every dime we receive helps to keep kids […]
Taking trips, going to camp, or spending more time on their own in the neighborhood can be great for kids in the summer. But changing routines and going to new places can also present new risks. Here are some resources providing simple steps parents can take and safety skills they can teach their kids before summer camp and recreational activities start, in ways that are fun and age-appropriate rather than scary.
Preface from Irene van der Zande, Kidpower founder and Executive Director: In my horror over the mass murder in Isla Vista near Santa Barbara, and grief for everyone harmed by this terrible tragedy, I have been struggling with what to say. Our Kidpower North Carolina Center Co-Director and my “Doing Right by Our Kids” Co-Author […]
In celebrating my 66th birthday this week and Kidpower’s 25th Anniversary this year, I wanted to share with you some reflections about the ways we are all connected. When I was growing up, we lived in the desert only a few hours drive from the first Disneyland, which was much simpler and less expensive in […]
What does it take to protect child entertainers from abuse? Once again, we see news headlines leaving us with troubling questions about the way that the exploitation of young people has been accepted and overlooked in the film industry. This time, actor Michael Egan is accusing well-known entertainment executives Bryan Singer, Garth Ancier, Gary W. […]
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in the US and some other parts of the world. We cannot take away the tremendous harm done by abuse in the past. We can and must do our best to protect the kids of today and tomorrow – and to help everyone who has suffered abuse as a child to find healing and hope.
Here are seven ways to take positive action.