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Parents, educators, and community leaders have expressed great appreciation for these two 7-minute videos from Kidpower of Colorado discussing experiences of Parenting In The Pandemic. Center Director, Co-Founder, and Trainer Jan Isaacs Henry, a former psychotherapist who specialized in the treatment of trauma and abuse, and Senior Instructor Meredith Henry, LCSW, discuss what they are hearing as common concerns among parents in their community that reflect what parents in many communities are facing.

Part 1

Part 2

In these videos, Jan and Meredith bring a calm, grounded, thoughtful approach to these challenging topics.

  • Parental guilt
  • Kids’ behavior changes
  • Dealing with grief and loss
  • Emotional triggers – and emotional regulation
  • Ways to talk with kids about their feelings in this time

The videos reflect Jan’s and Meredith’s confident leadership and their ability to engage in a caring, warm, and compassionate way about potentially upsetting topics with people of all ages. Many people have also told us that they have found Jan’s excellent article, Kidpower Emotional Safety Tips for Families During the Pandemic, to be of great help.

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.