by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Sep 21, 2018
You might say that our new book, Doing Right by Our Kids – Protecting Child Safety at All Levels, is the culmination of a 30 years journey that began when I was a young mother looking at my precious children and longing with all my heart, “Oh how I wish that I could give you […]
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Sep 5, 2018
How to safeguard children while encouraging them to respect their faith. Steps for spiritual leaders and families to keep children safe from the new book “Doing Right by Our Kids.” Recently, a minister gave a passionate address to his whole congregation, “There is a lot of upsetting news that can be confusing for a Christian. I just want to be clear about where we stand in our church. Children should never be hurt, here or anyplace else. It is unacceptable to harm children. If you see anything that concerns you, you must take action…”
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Aug 29, 2018
I’ve got some amazing news to share with you! I am proud to announce that I have co-authored a new book. Now, as some of you may know, writing a new book is a lot like being pregnant and giving birth, only it usually takes longer. A LOT LONGER! Although it is less physically intense, […]
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Jun 6, 2014
Taking trips, going to camp, or spending more time on their own in the neighborhood can be great for kids in the summer. But changing routines and going to new places can also present new risks. Here are some resources providing simple steps parents can take and safety skills they can teach their kids before summer camp and recreational activities start, in ways that are fun and age-appropriate rather than scary.