Here are some resources providing simple steps parents can take and safety skills they can teach their kids before year-end events, summer camps, and recreational activities start, in ways that are fun and age-appropriate rather than scary.
This interview on Kevin Grossman’s Reach West Radio Show with Kidpower Founder Irene van der Zande describes Kidpower’s “effective stretch” in seeking to empower the well being of every person on our planet – while keeping our quality high as we grow.
One of my most heartwarming moments of this past month was thanks to the 4-H Club of Soquel, a small town near where I live. The children and youth had chosen Kidpower as their service project and decided to create a charitable coin-toss booth at the Santa Cruz County fair. These enthusiastic young people built […]
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.
Last September, I made the Kidpower Protection Promise to many young friends as part of my personal commitment to our first International Child Protection Month. I took the hands of one six-year-old, who we’ll call Molly, and started, “You are VERY important to me!.” “I know that,” Molly nodded and smiled. “And if you have a […]