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You are invited to participate in Kidpower’s one-of-a-kind, 3-day Child Protection Institute in a small setting with expert individualized training.

Here’s a short video from participants in our Kidpower Core Skills Training – describing what makes Kidpower trainings so special!

Join us for a unique and important opportunity! Come learn and practice Kidpower’s internationally-recognized intervention, advocacy, and social safety strategies and skills so that you can protect and empower people of all ages and abilities in your organization, school, agency, or family

Please join us August 3-6, 2020, in Albany, California (near Berkeley and San Francisco) – for this special opportunity to benefit from Kidpower’s 31 years of protecting and empowering young people.

You will work side-by-side with adult leaders from around the world in learning how to use Kidpower’s “People Safety” strategies and skills in your personal and professional activities.

Practicing intervention & advocacy in role plays.

Are you interested in bringing more people from your community or organization? Additional participants receive a 20% discount automatically. Contact Us for additional discounts for groups of 3 or more before you register.

Proven successful for every age group! These internationally-recognized strategies have helped to protect millions of children, teens, and adults, including those with special needs, from bullying, abuse, harassment, prejudice, violence, and other maltreatment. Plus they have helped to empower these individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to develop strong and safe relationships and take charge of their own well-being.

“The Kidpower training was extremely valuable in preparing me to add the very positive practice of skills to the awareness and understanding that our child abuse prevention program provides. The Kidpower team’s joyful and knowledgeable approach makes learning inspiring, relevant, and even fun, despite the seriousness of the issues we face.” – Christianah Akindole, Founder of the Christianah Fate Foundation in Nigeria

Join our team of expert trainers to discover how to use, share, and adapt Kidpower’s skills and strategies to address your specific concerns for your agency, school, organization, and/or family. Working in groups and one-on-one, you will learn an amazing and diverse range of techniques that will positively change how you approach interactions with people, and prepare you to share these methods with others.

This is a one-of-a-kind training! Enthusiastic participants have included educators, mental health professionals, public safety officials, health care providers, coaches, recreation program leaders, martial artists, parents, and many others who work with and on behalf of children, teens, or other vulnerable people. They have joined us from across the US and from Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, Guatemala, France, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Vietnam, Singapore, and Sweden.

Although the focus is on teaching young people, participants have found that these skills are relevant and important for all ages, abilities, cultures, beliefs, and walks of life.

Learn More and Register Now!

I am looking forward to seeing and working with you at our Institute this summer. Together, we can further our vision of creating cultures of caring, respect, and kindness for everyone, everywhere.






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Published: March 3, 2020   |   Last Updated: March 3, 2020


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.