Our “Turning Problems into Practices” coaching conference call last month with Kidpower’s executive director and founder, Irene van der Zande, about “Dealing with and Protecting Young People from Prejudice,” addressed callers’ questions about how to cope when you are the target of prejudice, and how to reduce anxiety in situations where people are different and stop harmful actions that are based on prejudice.
Last September, I made the Kidpower Protection Promise to many young friends as part of my personal commitment to our first International Child Protection Month. I took the hands of one six-year-old, who we’ll call Molly, and started, “You are VERY important to me!.” “I know that,” Molly nodded and smiled. “And if you have a […]
Our children are the most precious thing we have, and they should be able to be safe in our communities. Here are some Kidpower recommendations about what to say to your kids when a child in your community is harmed by violence and resources to help keep kids safe.
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.
A recap of Kidpower’s May 5, 2015 “Turning Problems into Practices” Coaching Call with Kidpower Founder Irene van der Zande. Call Topic: Free-Range Parenting and Safety. Listen to the full audio and read a text summary of the listener questions and solution discussions.
We are honored by the many positive responses to our Skills for Child Protection Advocates Training Institute and excited to let you know that we are offering three sessions of our 3-Day Institute over the summer and fall of 2015 – in three locations: California, North Carolina and Montreal!
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.
Reports of attempted abductions can strike terror into the hearts of parents and other caring adults. Instead, of worrying, review and practice these Kidpower Safety Strategies with your children.
How and when can we let our kids go out alone in public or online – and still keep them safe? At Kidpower, we believe that the answers lie in assessing different situations and the capabilities of different children realistically, teaching them skills for avoiding trouble and getting help, and providing them with life experiences to develop their independence.
Kidpower is honored to receive a generous donation from Adviatech to support our work in protecting kids from bullying – inspired because they won a lawsuit with a much larger company that was trying to bully them.