by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Sep 27, 2017
Cyberbullying can be devastating. For Bullying Prevention Month this October, Kidpower International provides essential ways parents, teachers, and youth advocates can help kids learn how to cope with electronic aggression.
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Mar 22, 2017
Kids and adults alike often suffer from name-calling, taunting, rude gestures, pranks, and other cruel behavior because of their weight. This handout and audio recording thanks to Healthful Life MD Abby Bleistein provide resources for health care providers and other caring adults who want to provide support and skills for young people who face much higher risks of being bullied about their weight.
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Feb 26, 2016
These six new books make it easy and fun for educators, parents, and other adult leaders to start to use our “People Safety” curriculum with children and youth in their classrooms, youth programs, and families. Stay tuned for our organizational and school packages that include training for professionals in how to effectively teach and practice skills to keep kids safe.
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Dec 7, 2015
Five recommendations from Kidpower to help parents and other caring adults support a child who has been severely bullied to recover, to get support for their own upset feelings, and to protect their child from further bullying.
by Beth McGreevy | Oct 8, 2015
The reason we call our programs Positive Peer Communication, is because our approach is to teach the skills we want young people and adults to build for respectful self-advocacy, boundary setting, and effectively getting help. These skills do help to prevent bullying and harassment — and even more importantly: they are the same skills that help everyone to build positive, healthy relationships and a culture of safety and respect in their families, schools, communities, and workplaces.
by Beth McGreevy | Jun 11, 2015
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.
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Nov 6, 2014
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.
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Oct 16, 2014
Because October is Bullying Prevention Month, I want to remind you about some of our recommended books and resources in our free online Library including a video by teens for teens, podcasts to discuss with young people, and articles for adults.
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Nov 19, 2013
Here are the steps that other young people have found to be important in healing, learning, and growing from this kind of experience.
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Jul 10, 2013
Recently, I had the joy of watching twelve empowered girls ages 6-11 perform a play that they had all contributed to creating. As part of the play, they used their Kidpower skills to say “Stop” to a corporation that was trying to convince them they needed toxic and expensive beauty products to be happy. Allison […]