Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Safety Skills

Online Learning Programs and Curriculum

All Ages ― All Abilities
For schools and community based organizations

Our proven program is your single-source curriculum for core SEL skills; bullying and abuse prevention; healthy relationship and consent skills; online safety/cyberbullying prevention; and stranger safety. Plus, we offer the coaching and consultation you deserve to feel successful using it!

Kidpower is the only SEL skills program serving people of all abilities, birth through golden years, that is directly accessible to schools, to community based organizations, and to families.

Use Kidpower with confidence that we’re your partner in protection – in and out of school. We know that it takes more than the work of a single school for people to grow safe and strong. It takes families and community based organizations of all kinds. For 31 years, we’ve worked with them all.

Contact us to get started with Kidpower – and to let us know how we can serve your community more broadly, including through our Parentpower Programs and Professional Development Programs.

Author Zach Norris explains the role of the types of skills Kidpower teaches in the success of restorative practices in We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities, 2020, (p 76)

Why Choose Kidpower SEL? Our Programs:

  • Apply a consistent and age-appropriate approach to core SEL skills education preK-12
  • Integrate SEL seamlessly with abuse prevention, anti-bullying, and healthy relationships/consent education
  • Ensure equitable access to SEL and safety skills education for students with special needs
  • Enhance effectiveness of established PBIS and restorative interventions and processes
  • Enhance effectiveness of anti-bias, inclusion, conflict resolution, and sex education curricula

Online Learning preK-12 Programs

Program Components:

  • Live online workshops & access to pre-recorded webinars
  • Training for teachers, instructional aides, volunteers, and parent education
  • Coaching calls & consulting with our experts
  • Classroom Lesson Videos by Certified Kidpower Instructors

Program Levels:

  • Starting Strong for Pre-K to 1st grade
  • Confident Kids for 2nd to 5th grade
  • Take Charge of Your Safety for middle schools
  • Independence and Relationship Safety for high schools
12 Lesson Program includes:
  • Active presentation recording by certified Kidpower Instructor (Deferred viewing)
  • Social Story the shows how Kidpower concepts, strategies, safety Rules, and skills apply in age- appropriate life situations
  • Role Play video demonstrating using the skills in a situation that is age-appropriate and relevant to age group
  • Classroom Activities and games to reinforce the skills
  • Safety Assignment and take home activities for familiesIdeas and strategies to tailor a skill or practice to the specific needs or challenges of a student or group.
  • Kidpower Subscription for school staff that includes access to monthly live coaching calls and support
  • **Live Options via Zoom or other video platform – available at additional cost**

Social Emotional Core Safety Skill Set Overview

Stay Aware & Act Confident

Pay attention so you notice what is happening around you and can avoid most trouble. Show with your body and your attitude that you are alert, believe in yourself, and respect others.

Use Boundaries to Prevent Problems

Recognize what IS and is NOT your choice. Notice when your boundaries are crossed. Express what you DO want and what you do NOT want. Stay in charge of what you say and do so that you act safely and respectfully towards yourself and others.

Move Away From Trouble

Recognize when safety problems might be about to start so you can take action sooner rather than later. Give yourself space instead of staying close to trouble. Be prepared to leave someone, who is acting unsafely, in a powerful and respectful way.

Get Help When You Have a Safety Problem

Know how to get help everywhere you go including at home, at school, or out in public. Be polite and persistent in getting help when you need it, including interrupting busy, impatient adults.

Stay Safe With Strangers & In Public

Recognize when you are together with your adults or people who can help you or when you are on your own. Think First or Check First before you talk to, take something from, or get close to someone you don’t know well when you are on your own. Get help from strangers if you are having a big emergency.

Stop Bullying By Taking Charge Of Safety

Recognize different kinds of in-person or electronic bullying. Protect yourself from harm. Take action to protect the rights of others. Use the Positive Problem-Solving Recipe. Commit to treating everyone with kindness, respect, and safety.

Stay Safe with Touch, Teasing, & Games

Touch, teasing, and games for fun and affection should be safe, the choice of each person, allowed by the adults in charge, and not a secret. Speak up for yourself, and listen to others.

Stay Safe With Feelings & Words

Protect your feelings from hurtful words and rude behavior. Use positive self-talk. Use your HeartPower to take in kindness, to protect your heart, and to be kind to others. Avoid saying hurtful words to others, no matter how you feel inside.

Think First & Check First With Your Adults

Check first with your responsible adults before you change your plan about where you are going, what you are doing, and who is with you. Think first to assess and make safe choices in person and online when you are not with one of your adults.

Stay Safe With Private Areas

Know where people’s private areas are. Recognize inappropriate or unsafe behavior about private areas. Set boundaries and get help to resist bribes, emotional pressure, or misuses of power.

Be Powerful With Your Voice & Your Body

Be prepared to yell, run, pull away, and protect yourself physically to get away from a person who is acting dangerously or who is making you feel scared so that you can get to safety and get help. If you cannot leave or get help, you can use emergency self-defense to escape from danger.

Use Kidpower Every Day With Everyone

Discuss and practice how to apply Kidpower strategies and skills to preventing and solving different kinds of safety problems in your daily life everywhere you go and with every person you meet. Teach these skills to others.

Sample Lessons

Coming Soon!

Program Options and Costs

Individual Programs

$US

US Grades

Age Range

Starting Strong (SS)

1,800

PreK-1st

3-7

Confident Kids (CK)

2,400

2nd-5th

7-11

Take Charge of Your Safety (TC)

1,800

6th-8th

11-14

Independence and Relationship Safety (IR)

2,400

9th-12th

14+

Bundles of Programs

$US

US Grades

Age Range

2-Program Bundle

4,000

(varies)

(varies)

3-Program Younger Bundle (SS, CK, and TC)

5,700

PreK-8th

3-11

3-Program Older Bundle (CK, TC, and IR)

6,100

2nd-12th

11-18+

4-Program Bundle

8,000

PreK-12th

3-18+

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Other Resources:

Check out our Kidpower Curriculum Teaching books!

 

Kidpower Book Front Cover

Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe

Learn how to use and teach Kidpower self-protection skills and strategies to protect children and teens from bullying at school, home, online social media and gaming, and out in your community.
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Relationship Safety Skills Handbook Front Cover

Relationship Safety Skills Handbook

This empowering handbook is for victims of, or people at risk of, interpersonal, dating or domestic violence, and the support people in their lives, to learn ‘People Safety’ concepts and skills to help them prevent or stop future violence.
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Kidpower Book Front Cover

Starting Strong Safety Lessons

These 12 cartoon-illustrated social safety stories are tools for parents, teachers, and other caring adults to empower younger children with skills that can help prevent and solve problems with people. Skills include boundary setting, stranger safety, getting help from busy adults, strategies for stopping bullying, and more!
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Kidpower Book Front Cover

Starting Strong Safety Teacher's Guide

This Teacher’s Guide for the Kidpower Starting Strong Safety Lessons book provides recommendations for coaching the skills in daily life; using crafts and activities to revisit the skills; at-home lessons for families; and adaptations for learning differences.
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15 Group Lessons Book Front Cover

Kidpower Confident Kids Safety Lessons

Prepare children to take charge of their emotional and physical safety with peers, acquaintances and strangers with these 15 ‘People Safety’ Group Lessons, with cartoon illustrations.
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10 People Safety Assignments Book Front Cover

Kidpower Confident Kids 10 Assignments

10 short, cartoon-illustrated assignments that can be used in a classroom, youth group, or family to introduce and reinforce key Kidpower “People Safety” Skills in English and Spanish.
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Introductory Guide Book Front Cover

Unlimited Adaptability Workbook

Educators and parents committed to protecting people with disabilities or special needs from bullying, abuse, and other maltreatment will find a wide range of resources for coaching, sharing, learning, and adapting safety skills for all ages and abilities in this volume of social stories and coaching guides.
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One Strong Move Book Front Cover

One Strong Move

This cartoon-illustrated book provides important self-defense lessons showing how to avoid and escape from an attack for adults and teens and for use by adults in teaching children.
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Kidpower 6-Part Teaching Books Series

Curriculum Teaching Books Front Covers

Book 1: Use Your Power to Prevent & Stop Trouble

Book 1 of 6 in our Kidpower Teaching Book Series, designed to make it easy and fun for adults to use our curriculum with their classes, programs, and families, focuses on acting aware, moving away from trouble, and being powerful with your voice and body to help reduce conflict and keep yourself safe.
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Curriculum Teaching Books Front Covers

Book 2: Be Safe With Feelings & Words

Book 2 of 6 in our Kidpower Teaching Book Series, designed to make it easy and fun for adults to use our curriculum with their classes, programs, and families, focuses on being safe with words. These emotional safety skills can help reduce conflict, prevent suffering – and improve our communications and relationships at all ages!
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Curriculum Teaching Books Front Covers

Book 3: Check First & Think First

Book 3 of 6 in our Kidpower Teaching Book Series, designed to make it easy and fun for adults to use our curriculum with their classes, programs, and families, focuses on stranger safety and strategies for being safe in public.
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Curriculum Teaching Books Front Covers

Book 4: Get Help When You Have A Problem

Book 4 of 6 in our Kidpower Teaching Book Series, designed to make it easy and fun for adults to use our curriculum with their classes, programs, and families, focuses on strategies for getting help from adults. Strategies include assessing when to wait and when to interrupt, how to persist with busy or impatient adults, and how to get help in public.
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Curriculum Teaching Books Front Covers

Book 5: Be Safe With Touch, Teasing, and Play

Book 5 of 6 in our Kidpower Teaching Book Series, designed to make it easy and fun for adults to use our curriculum with their classes, programs, and families, focuses on boundary setting strategies that help protect kids from most bullying and abuse – and that prepare them to develop strong relationships that can enrich their lives!
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Curriculum Teaching Books Front Covers

Book 6: Stop Bullying by Taking Charge of Safety

Book 6 of 6 in our Kidpower Teaching Book Series, designed to make it easy and fun for adults to use our curriculum with their classes, programs, and families, focuses on strategies that can help stop bullying online and in person. Skills include ways to protect themselves, to stay in charge of their own behavior, and to advocate for the safety of other kids.
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