Category: Teens and Adults

October is Bullying Awareness Month – Kidpower Resources for Positive Peer Communication

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.

Setting boundaries with family and friends – Recap & Recording of the “Healthy Boundaries” Coaching Conference Call

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.

Protecting Young People from Prejudice – Recording & Recap of our “Turning Problems into Practices” Coaching Conference Call

Our free “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,” touched on a broad range of situations and issues! Thank you to all of the participants! Before we get to the details about that call I want […]

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.

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