Thanks to Kidpower, our son stopped an older kid from molesting him by setting strong boundaries, leaving, and getting help.
After a sex offender moved into our neighborhood, Kidpower gave us tools to empower our kids without making them scared.
Kidpower’s 4 Boundary Rules
Teach kids: “We each belong to ourselves; Some things are not a choice; Problems or any kind of touch should NEVER be a secret; and Keep asking until you get help!”
TV Interview with Kids Practicing Skills
Watch this KKTV interview with Kidpower Colorado center director Jan Isaacs Henry, talking about what Kidpower can do to stop abuse and violence in your community. (ADULTS ONLY VIEWING – mentions of news stories involving child abuse are not appropriate for children to hear.
Protect Youth Athletes from Sexual Abuse
Kidpower has been working with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) since 2011 to develop resources specifically to address the problems of sexual abuse in youth sports by developing recommended policies and procedures, and producing videos that can be used to help educate coaches, parents and youth sports leaders on HOW to keep young people safe from sexual abuse.
Protecting Kids from Sexual Abuse without Scaring Them – Webinar recording
This webinar recording from April features Irene van der Zande, Kidpower’s founder and executive director, discussing how adults can assess people and situations, put safety first, and a variety of fun ways to practice 8 emotional safety techniques with children to help them recognize trouble, set boundaries, and get help.
Take action to protect children from sexual abuse:
Books to Help Protect Children and Teens From Sexual Abuse
The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People provides extensive information on how to protect children from sexual abuse, including clear explanations, inspiring stories, and step-by-step explanations about how to practice skills.
Kidpower and Fullpower Safety Comics and Curriculum Teaching Books give cartoon-illustrated tools for teaching and practicing “People Safety” skills that can stop most abuse by preparing kids to set and respect boundaries, and how to get help.
The Relationship Safety Skills Handbook is for teen and adult victims and potential victims of relationship violence (dating and domestic violence), as well as the support people in their lives.
Books 4 and 5 of the Kidpower Teaching Book series specifically provide social stories and skill practices related to keeping kids safe from sexual abuse in a clear but age-appropriate way.
“Doing Right by Our Kids is a field guide for practicing courage. It will arm you with the knowledge and skills you need to know when, why, and how to act to protect your kids.”
— Dan Heath, New York Times Bestselling Author
The #1 bestselling parenting guide to child safety in the #MeToo era. A groundbreaking new book about Protecting Child Safety at All Levels.
- Kidpower and Fullpower Boundary Safety Rules and Consent Checklist Posters
- Kidpower Protection Promise
- 7 Kidpower Strategies for Keeping Your Child Safe – Video Series
- Child Abuse Prevention in Youth Sports Video Series
- Why Affection and Teasing Should be a Child’s Choice
- Four Strategies for Protecting Kids From Sexual Predators
- What if a Sex Offender is Living in Our Neighborhood?
- What to Do If A Child Comes to you for Help (Reporting Possible Abuse, Bullying, Harassment, or Anything Else That Bothers Them)
- Worthy of Trust: What Organizations Must Do to Protect Children From Harm
- Teaching Children About Safe and Unsafe Secrets
- Safe and Unsafe Bribes
- Sometimes the People Kids Love Have Problems – What Children Do and Do NOT Need to Know
- Touch and Consent in Healthy Relationships
- Skills for “Yes Means Yes!” – How to Ensure Consent, Set Boundaries, and Protect Sexual Safety (for teens and adults)
Kidpower Workshops and Consulting Services
Kidpower offers Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs for schools and youth organizations (preK-12), including Parent Education and Professional Staff Trainings. Learn more about Training with Kidpower.
Kidpower offers a wide range of online and – once it is safe to resume – in-person programs for parents, children, teens, adults, and people with difficult life challenges based on the specific needs of their families, schools, organizations, or businesses. Learn more about Online Programs you can take or organize.
We provide long-distance seminars, consulting, and personal coaching sessions that can be conducted anywhere by video-conferencing, email, or telephone. Services also include keynote speakers for conferences, tailored sessions for board and staff retreats, and – once in-person service is safe to resume – traveling instructors.
Our three-day Kidpower Skills for Child Protection Advocates Institute provides an in-depth training in how to use our intervention, advocacy, and personal safety skills to protect and empower children and teens.