May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we are saddened by the many challenges affecting the mental health of so many around the world. At the same time, we are truly inspired by the dedicated efforts of so many striving to make a difference in schools, agencies, and communities everywhere.

Kidpower strategies are powerful tools in the prevention and healing of trauma, and to support each of you in helping your families and communities thrive, we want to spotlight Kidpower free resources available in English and in Spanish that you can use right away to support emotional health and psychological safety – for yourself and for others in your life!

Our Take Charge of Your Mental Health module of articles is filled with practical tips for positive action to support wellbeing. Created with funding from the AEO Foundation to support young adults struggling with mental health challenges, the strategies are relevant for people of all ages.

Taking Charge of Your Beliefs About YOU by Kidpower Board President and holistic life coach April Yee shares a step-by-step approach to changing limiting beliefs, showing how to replace negative thoughts about ourselves with new beliefs about ourselves and our potential.

Find strategies you can use now at

In Hope and Healing with Kidpower, author Jan Isaacs-Henry, Executive Director of Kidpower Colorado and former psychotherapist with decades of experience specializing in the treatment of trauma and abuse, draws the connections between Kidpower and the prevention and healing of trauma.

You’ll find these resources and more on our resource page, Mental Health: Kidpower Strategies as Tools in the Prevention & Healing of Trauma.

Please contact us at with any questions about our resources and workshops. We’re committed to doing all we can to empower adults to protect and empower themselves and others in order to support emotional as well as physical safety, and we will always be happy to hear from you!


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Published: May 14, 2024   |   Last Updated: May 14, 2024

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.