This episode of Kidpower Shorts provides an introduction to emotional triggers, including what triggers are, why they can provide challenges for our safety, and three common types of emotional trigger to look out for. Additionally, this episode introduces skills that might help you manage your response to triggers, such as the screen, emotional raincoat, taking the power out of triggering words, adjusting your emotional distance, and leaving with love!

Avery is a Kidpower native and is currently studying Zoology at the University of Glasgow. He is glad to be supporting Kidpower by producing the Kidpower Shorts, which he hopes will be accessible and helpful to people of all ages around the world!

This video was produced with help from Chris Graham, CEO of The Marketing Department, a Glasgow-based design agency helping clients flourish in Scotland and worldwide. Find more about Chris and The Marketing Department at

Photo Credits
Photos are downloaded from Unsplash, Shuttershock, and Canva. Sources in order of appearance:

Canva, Canva, Austin Distel, Shutterstock, Canva, The Creative Exchange, Canva, Thought Catalogue, Seth Kane, Canva, Kevin Schmid, Canva, Canva, Canva, Canva, Canva, Canva, Canva, Canva (all photos + animation), Canva, Canva, Canva, Priscilla du Preez, Canva, Andrew Neel, Canva, Dogukan Sahin, Nathan Anderson, Ifrah Akhter, & Taylor Brandon.

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Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International is a global nonprofit leader dedicated to protecting people of all ages and abilities from bullying, violence, and abuse by empowering them with awareness, knowledge, and skills. Since, 1989, Kidpower has served millions of children, teenagers, and adults, including those with special needs, through its positive and practical workshops, extensive free online Library, consultation, and publications. Instead of using fear to teach about danger, Kidpower makes it fun to learn to be safe! Our K-12 curriculum is used by families, schools, and youth organizations for their own child safety programs. Publications include: Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe, the Relationship Safety Skills Handbook for Teens and Adults, The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People, and our cartoon-illustrated Safety Comics series and Introductory Curriculum for Educators.