The Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International Board of Directors has unanimously agreed that the harm done by separating children from parents seeking asylum should be regarded as a child safety issue rather than a political one, and advocates the immediate reunification of these children with their parents.
As you can see from the photos, Amanda Golert’s Kidpower presentation at the World Health Organization (WHO) Nordic-Baltic Conference and Workshops on Protecting Children from Maltreatment in Lithuania was a great success! Amanda wears many hats in our organization, as our center director for Sweden, the artist who draws most of our wonderful cartoons, the […]
This weekend will be my first Father’s Day since my father Raim died in January at age 94. As I sat with him in the peaceful coma of his last days, I could feel his encouragement to tell my truth about our complicated, difficult, conflicted, and deeply loving relationship in the hopes that the lessons […]
Let’s worry less and enjoy more this summer – and all year long! With some preparation, we can safeguard our kids to have greater fun and fewer problems while they meet new people, go different places, spend more time on their own, and explore our beautiful world! Here are some resources that can help: 1. […]
Since Kidpower was established in 1989, we have been committed to keeping people’s personal information private and to respecting their wishes about use of their information. Of course, the growth of the Internet has brought new challenges to protecting online privacy as well as new opportunities for sharing important resources – and we have been […]
As a child, I always used to wonder about the foolish choices people in folk tales would make when they were granted three wishes, getting themselves into so much trouble with the first two wishes that they needed to waste their last wish to fix everything. Why didn’t they start by wishing for at least […]
Every time the news is filled with yet another upsetting story about young people who were abused by someone in a position of trust, countless parents, guardians, and educators ask the same questions: How could this have happened? What do I need to do to keep it from happening to MY kids? How can I […]
To honor Child Abuse Prevention Month this April, we encourage everyone to use and share the following free resources to keep our children and teens safe from harm and to prepare them to take charge of their safety. 1. Address the challenges that can increase the risks of abuse and make four important decisions to […]
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Thanks to supporters like YOU, I have powerful tools to protect my students with disabilities who are vulnerable to emotional abuse, and my students have learned to speak up for the help they deserve! “Sixteen-year-old Morgan is on the autism spectrum and has a family with many challenges. My heart sank when he said in […]