Kidpower’s COVID-19 Safety Resources
We will continue to add to this page as the pandemic continues to impact families and communities.
Thank you for offering these free webinars during the COVID-19 quarantine! These lessons are so easily understood and practice that children and vulnerable adults can easily internalize them. You are doing a world of good!
― Parent Support Coordinator
California Public School
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the fear, stress, and social disruption it is causing, Kidpower has been providing free webinars and other online resources to provide physical and emotional safety strategies people can use right away to regain a sense of emotional balance and take charge of safety for themselves and their loved ones.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a social safety question or need you would like resources to help address!
At-Home Activities & Resources: Watch, Read, Color, & Share!
Download these fun and informative posters, ebooks, and safety tips to share skills with children in your life.
For Teens and Adults
- Child Protection Lessons — excerpts from our best-selling Doing Right by Our Kids Book
Stay Safe in Your Imagination!: 3 Strategies from Kidpower during the COVID-19 pandemic
At Kidpower, we teach children and adults alike to “Stay safe in your imagination!” As rumors swirl and online information contradicts itself, these three proven strategies will help you take a constructive approach throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Kidpower International Founder Irene van der Zande and Web Communications Director Beth McGreevy share how to apply some of the values and skills we teach to dealing with the fears of this pandemic and taking useful action.
Safety Plans for Going Out During COVID-19: Kidpower Strategies for Parenting in the Pandemic
Kids, teens, and adults will likely get confused about what’s allowed in public as authorities continue to change the rules based on public health needs in the pandemic. Kidpower offers these 9 practical strategies to help adults to help kids feel more secure, safe, and confident going out in public during these changing times.
Kidpower Emotional Safety Tips for Families during the Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic and the disruption it causes in our lives can feel overwhelming for both adults and children. Just as taking care of our physical well-being is essential, so is taking care of our emotional safety.
Children take their cues from their trusted adults during stressful times about how to respond, and our response can set the tone in a household. Taking care of our own mental health is important to our own well-being, key to helping our children navigate ways to cope with their own feelings about the current situation, and also vital in helping them react to future stressful events.
Our hope is that these ideas and tips from Kidpower can help.
Protecting Asian Americans From Identity-Based Attacks During the Pandemic
Since the onset of the pandemic, we have heard many upsetting stories about Asian Americans being insulted, shunned, and physically threatened and assaulted because of misplaced fear and anger that connects Asian Americans directly to the novel coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19.
During these challenging times our world faces, I’m grateful for and inspired by the organizations and individuals standing up boldly for themselves and for our communities under attack. I’m sharing some resources and skills from Kidpower that can help us take effective action for ourselves and others.
When Disaster Strikes: Finding Emotional Balance in Traumatic Times
No matter what the cause – whether it affects one person or billions – a sudden disaster is a shocking reminder that we are vulnerable; that the physical security of ourselves and those we care about is not guaranteed; and that our life can change in an instant.
The most powerful way we can respond to any tragedy is to support each other and to work together to create a better world for everyone. Even if we are frightened and sad ourselves, we can focus on creating safe emotional spaces for everyone to find healing, perspective, hope, and paths to healing action.
Videos & Webinars
How Kidpower Can Be Helpful Now
Kidpower Colorado Director Jan Isaacs Henry addresses what Kidpower does, why it is particularly important during these times of COVID-19, and Kidpower availability here and through our Centers around the world. She also introduces our “Kidpower Safety Snippets” and the transition to virtual workshops until we can be together in person.
Qué decirles a los niños sobre COVID-19
Zaida Torres, Directora de Kidpower México, presenta recomendaciones para regular la información que reciben nuestros niños sobre la situación actual y recomienda que seamos nosotros los adultos y no los medios, quienes filtren la información que los niños no necesitan saber. A fin de evitar el miedo y la ansiedad Zaida también da algunos consejos para aprovechar el tiempo en casa con los niños.
More Free Videos & Webinars!
Fullpower Webinar Series: Emotional Safety, Boundary Setting, Advocacy, & Conflict Resolution Skills
- Fullpower Advocacy Skills for Adults (March 26, 2020)
- Conflict Resolution Skills for Adults (March 31, 2020)
- Fullpower Emotional Safety Skills for Adults (April 2, 2020)
- Boundary-Setting Skills for Adults (March 24, 2020 & April 16, 2020)
- Parents & Caregivers’ Guide to the Kidpower Children’s Safety Comics (April 14, 2020)
Kidpower Videos for Parents and Other Caring Adults: Safety for Families and Children
Kidpower Videos for Children With Their Adults
Kidpower Videos en Español
- Kiona Presenta: El Poder de Calmarse
- Kiona Presenta: El Kidpower Trash Can para Adultos
- Habilidades de Fullpower para la Seguridad Emocional
- A salvo en nuestro interior: 3 estrategias de KIDPOWER para afrontar los miedos
- Preguntar y pensar primero antes de abrir la puerta de casa
- Qué decirles a los niños sobre COVID-19
- Planes de seguridad para familias
- El Poder de Calmarnos para los niños y para nosotros mismos
- Enseñar a los niños cuándo esperar y cuándo interrumpir a los adultos por seguridad
- Seguros en nuestra imaginación
- Límites entre hermanos y resolución de conflictos
- 4 técnicas de Kidpower para la seguridad
- Seguridad y límites en la puerta de entrada
- Ellen Presenta: El Poder de Estar Alerta
- Ellen Presenta: Chequear Primero
- Ellen Presenta: El Mensaje Central de Kidpower