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Thanks to supporters like YOU, our child learned how to speak up about the abuse she experienced with our neighbor. Every child needs these skills to be safe!

“After her Kidpower workshop, my daughter Sasha asked to speak to me privately. She said, ‘Kidpower says problems should not have to be secret and that it’s never too late to tell. When I played with the kids next door, their daddy broke our safety rules and made me promise not to tell.’

When we realized that our trusted neighbor had molested our child, we were heartbroken. We never imagined something like this could happen to our family! But, we were so glad that our daughter had gained the knowledge to recognize that what happened was not okay – and had the courage and skills to speak up.

Thanks to Kidpower, our daughter got out of a bad situation and got help. Her speaking up kept kept lots of other kids safe, since the man who hurt her is now in jail.” ~ Sasha’s Dad

Right now, we have the power to stop much of tomorrow’s abuse with greater awareness, action, and skills. Just knowing how to tell and keep telling can make a world of difference in the safety of our kids. Please make a donation to Kidpower today!

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Published: April 3, 2018   |   Last Updated: April 3, 2018

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.