Kidpower Skills for Child Protection Advocates Institute
In 2015, Kidpower Institutes will be held in the following locations:
1. California near San Francisco on August 10,11, and 12 at the California Orientation Center for the Blind in Albany.
2. North Carolina on October 5, 6, and 7 , at the Redwoods Group training center, Morrisville, North Carolina–near the Raleigh-Durham International airport (RDU).
3. In French in Montreal in October.
Reduced fees for early registration now available.
The Kidpower Skills for Child Protection Advocates Training Institute provides professionals, volunteers, parents, and other caring adults with tools for being effective Protectors of Children — and for sharing this knowledge with others.
Our Institute offers a unique opportunity for adults to learn to use Kidpower’s prevention, advocacy, intervention, and personal safety strategies and skills to take charge of the safety and well-being of the children and teens in their personal and professional lives.
Participants develop increased tools for taking leadership to protect young people, including those with special needs, from harm caused by thoughtlessness, neglect, bullying, abuse, or violence within their schools, organizations, youth programs, communities and families. No prior experience with Kidpower workshops or training is necessary to participate in this training.
Too often, we see how the trap of what we call ‘The Illusion of Safety’ and the lack of a few key personal safety skills have led to misery, trauma, and tragedy that could have been prevented. Think of the impact if each adult feels responsible for acting as a Protector of Children for each of the young people in our lives! Imagine the suffering that could be prevented if young people truly knew how to resist being tricked into accepting a ride, had the skills and confidence to intervene or speak up in the moment to stop bullying and abuse, and were prepared to persist in getting help from busy adults.
The Kidpower Child Protection Advocates Training Institute provides participants with an in-depth opportunity to learn from Kidpower’s 25 years of experience in developing and teaching “People Safety” to children, teens, adults, parents, teachers, other professionals, and our own instructors. These “People Safety” skills prepare people to be safe with people at home, at school, online, out in the world… everywhere. They also help strengthen important relationships.
Registration. For California, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For North Carolina, contact email@example.com. For Montreal, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration fee of $1050 includes pre-training preparation, the three-day program, and a follow-up meeting by phone, e-mail, or Skype. Participants need to arrange their own lodging, meals, and travel. The earlier you register, the more time you have for pre-training preparation! Fee will be reduced substantially for early registration or for more than one person coming from the same organization or school.
Certificate of Completion: Participants who successfully complete this training will receive a certificate of completion. Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Continuing Education Provider.
Program Use. Participants who successfully complete this training will be encouraged to teach and use these skills if they agree to follow Kidpower’s Permission to Use Requirements. As long as they acknowledge our organization for use of our program and tell people how to reach us, participants will have permission to say that they have been trained by Kidpower to be “Child Protection Advocates” or “Protectors of Children” and that they are “using or teaching safety skills from the Kidpower program.” However, unless people are certified as instructors by our organization, they do NOT have permission to call themselves “Kidpower Instructors”; say that they are teaching “Kidpower workshops”; or use our copyrighted marketing or program language for promotion or fundraising. For further information about becoming certified by Kidpower to teach workshops under our auspices, please see our Instructor Training Program.
Filming. Because this is training is conducted with a highly subsidized fee, presentations by the trainers including group practices will be filmed and photographed at this event, which means that participants’ images will be visible. However, we will NOT film or photograph individual participants when they are doing separate practices or discussing specific situations without written prior permission.
To inquire about attending a future Kidpower Child Protection Advocates Training Institute or to organize this one-of-a-kind, 3-day professional training for your organization or in your community, email email@example.com.
Topics addressed include:
- Kidpower’s Underlying Principle and key child protection strategies.
- 10 Core “People Safety” Skills to take charge of safety, prevent problems, increase confidence, and develop strong relationships.
- Kidpower’s Positive Practice Teaching Method to make rehearsing safety skills and coaching use in daily life both successful and fun.
- Assessment skills for recognizing specific child and teen personal safety issues.
- Signs, statements, and policies to promote cultures of caring, respect, and safety.
- Boundary-setting skills for advocating for safety effectively, respectfully, and persistently.
- Intervention skills for stopping and redirecting unsafe or disrespectful behavior powerfully and respectfully.
- How to use and teach People Safety, Relationship Safety, and Positive Peer skills to different ages and abilities.
- Applying Kidpower strategies and skills to address specific problems of bullying, abuse, violence, and other child maltreatment.