How can I protect my child from school shootings?

As so many parents, educators, and caring adults are struggling with this heartbreaking question, Kidpower led a special free online program for adults on June 2, 2022, “School Shootings: How do we protect our kids?” We had such a tremendous response from the 250 people who enrolled that we decided to make this recording widely available. We also will soon have a written transcript of the content and a version with Spanish translation and will be getting the video captioned in English and Spanish. Please contact us if you would like to be notified when these resources are available.

This workshop provides ideas and skills for how to HELP to:

  • Protect emotional safety for ourselves AND our kids
  • Ask questions and make safety plans with our schools and public safety officials
  • Prepare our own kids for taking charge of their safety in different kinds of emergencies.
  • Reduce the risks of someone becoming violent

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Violence in our schools is one of the most devastating problems that our society needs to fix. It can be overwhelming to even talk about it, especially in the immediate wake of the Uvalde, Texas mass shooting, which broke all of our hearts. Irene van der Zande approached this formidable challenge with incredible compassion, actionable ideas, and skills. Her talk lifted me up, and gave me ideas for productive steps I can take to advocate for increased safety and well-being in my own community. Thank you, Irene, for sharing your wisdom with us—it really made a difference. – Dr. Amy Tiemann, best selling author and mother

We are deeply saddened by the violence, loss, and grief that is leading to the growing need for this kind of safety information – and, we are inspired by the many adults dedicated to protecting kids in the face of such violence – and glad that we can provide resources to help them help young people in their lives be safe.

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.

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