Action plans for preparing children for more independence, so they can stay safe when they go on sleepovers, walk to and from school, visit a relative’s house where unwelcome teasing from adult family members is common, get help from adult strangers if they get lost, or run errands – going alone through the school halls on an open campus.
Setting clear and respectful boundaries is an essential life skill for adults and kids alike and makes a tremendous difference in our ability to develop healthy relationships. This Problems Into Practices Coaching Call shows how to find solutions to specific boundary problems with young people.
Notes and audio from our Problems Into Practice Coaching Call about how to How to use Kidpower’s Positive Practice Method to address different issues in ways that reduce anxiety, increase confidence, and develop competence in taking charge of emotional and physical safety.
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 […]
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!
What a month! As September draws to a close, we are excited to report that the first International Child Protection Month has provided over 300,000 parents, teachers, coaches, and other caring adults with simple and effective actions they can take as leaders in protecting and promoting the safety and well-being of young people. And now, where do we go from here? First, please take 2 minutes to help us reach our goal of having 50,000 adults let us know that they have made the Kidpower Put Safety First Commitment.
Dr. Harold Johnson, Emeritus Professor of Education, conducts a series of short video interviews with Kidpower Founder Irene van der Zande, who describes each of Kidpower’s 7 strategies for keeping children safe and how to apply these concepts to your daily life.