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Kidpower’s most recent news and resources!
Stay up to date with our most recent news and resources!
Kidpower has served over 4 MILLION people through our workshops, partnerships with other organizations, and educational resources like our books and articles. With your help, people all over the world are using Kidpower to make children, teens, and adults in their families, schools, organizations, workplaces, and communities safer, happier, and stronger.read more
Kids and adults alike benefit from being able to speak up instead of suffering through intrusive games, conversations, affection, and other pressures that often become issues during the holidays.read more
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.read more
7 actions you can take to address fears about school shootings and lockdown drills in ways that create emotional safety for children. Addressing questions like: What is the best way to protect our kids from school shootings? How can we keep them emotionally safe in the face of news about kids getting killed at school and about bomb and shooting threats at schools? How can we explain to them about lockdown drills?read more
At Kidpower, we teach that Heart Power can be used to take kindness into your heart, protect your heart from harmful messages, and use your heart to connect with and be compassionate towards others. Here’s how Heart Power helped my elderly mother to heal her emotional heart and united our family and friends to overcome many obstacles to bring her home.read more
One thing we at Kidpower have learned over the years as parents and teachers ourselves is that for Halloween to be fun – we have to KNOW OUR AUDIENCE and PLAN AHEAD. None of the young kids we know like to see R-rated murder and mayhem – so every year we scout out ahead of time our trick-or-treat route and check in with neighbors to make sure we avoid streets that kids might not want see – because it’s too scary. A little planning ahead and thought about who will be experiencing your Halloween displays, costumes, and celebrations, can go a long way to making Halloween fun and safe for the kids and adults in your lives!read more
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.read more
Preparing Kids for More Independence – Notes & Recording of the “Out on Their Own” Coaching Conference Call
Action plans for preparing children for more independence, so they can stay safe when they go on sleepovers, walk to and from school, visit a relative’s house where unwelcome teasing from adult family members is common, get help from adult strangers if they get lost, or run errands – going alone through the school halls on an open campus.read more
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.read more
Teaching kids about safety without scaring them – Recap & Transcript of the “Children Don’t Need Our Fear” coaching conference call
Notes and audio from our Problems Into Practice Coaching Call about how to How to use Kidpower’s Positive Practice Method to address different issues in ways that reduce anxiety, increase confidence, and develop competence in taking charge of emotional and physical safety.read more
Protecting Young People from Prejudice – Recording & Recap of our “Turning Problems into Practices” Coaching Conference Call
Our “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,” addressed callers’ questions about how to cope when you are the target of prejudice, and how to reduce anxiety in situations where people are different and stop harmful actions that are based on prejudice.read more
Our children are the most precious thing we have, and they should be able to be safe in our communities. Here are some Kidpower recommendations about what to say to your kids when a child in your community is harmed by violence and resources to help keep kids safe.read more
Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd! – Sharing a Dutch family tradition Please celebrate my 68th birthday by making life better for those you love
Join the “party” – teach everyone important to you a safety skill, make SURE they KNOW you care about their well-being, help to increase their understanding about how to protect themselves from harm and get along better with each other, and be fully in the moment so you can enjoy your time together.
We recently got the following message from a worried mother who has given us permission to share her story. We took one of your classes about 6 months ago, and I found it very helpful. My son is now 4.5 years old, and today I had a horrible scare with him. Though we...
Honor April as Child Abuse Prevention Month by making SURE kids know you care. Discuss the Kidpower Protection Promise with each young person in your life.