Category: Child Abuse Prevention

How to Have More Fun and Fewer Problems during the Holiday Season

Kids and adults alike benefit from being able to speak up instead of suffering through intrusive games, conversations, affection, and other pressures that often become issues during the holidays.


Summer Safety: Recording & Recap of our “Turning Problems into Practices” Coaching Call

A recap and recording of Kidpower’s “Summer Safety” Coaching call, held June 1, 2015. Read a summary transcript with links to all of the recommended resources and listen to a recording of the call. Parents and professionals called in to talk with Irene van der Zande who helped turn their concerns about safety for kids in summer camp, recreation and travel situations into step-by-step practices to help kids build confidence and skills for taking charge of their own well-being.


Stopping “If ONLY” stories through powerful action: In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month this April

Awareness, action, and skills can keep our precious children and teens safe from most abuse, most bullying, and most other violence, most of the time. Please help us honor April as Child Abuse Prevention Month by taking these actions.


Summer Safety Resources

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.


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