John and his husband Jeff riding bikes and smiling outside.

John and his husband Jeff

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This is just one example of how Kidpower saves lives…

“Several years ago, my husband Jeff used his Kidpower skills during a solo trip abroad when someone tried to attack and rob him. In a busy, public space he yelled, “I need help!”, something he had learned and practiced in a Fullpower workshop. Yelling loudly got other people’s attention and made the attacker run off. People came to Jeff’s aid, and the man was apprehended. Jeff believes that Kidpower skills saved his life.– John Luna-Sparks, LAc, LCSW, Kidpower Senior Program Leader

In our workshops for ALL ages, participants learn by DOING rather than just being told what to do. When we practice, our bodies create memories and we are more likely to remember what to do in an emergency.

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Published: December 28, 2021   |   Last Updated: December 28, 2021

Kidpower Founder and Executive Irene van der Zande is a master at teaching safety through stories and practices and at inspiring others to do the same. Her child protection and personal safety expertise has been featured by USA Today, CNN, Today Moms, the LA Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Publications include: cartoon-illustrated Kidpower Safety Comics and Kidpower Teaching Books curriculum; Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe; the Relationship Safety Skills Handbook for Teens and Adults; Earliest Teachable Moment: Personal Safety for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers; The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People, and the Amazon Best Seller Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels.