California Public Workshop Schedule

The schedule below is for our public workshops and is updated weekly. Most of our workshops (over 95%) are privately organized and are not on this public schedule. Please contact us about how to bring a Kidpower workshop to your family, group, or organization, if the public workshop schedule below doesn’t meet your needs.

sf workshops 2To register for one of our public workshops listed below, please click on the “Register” link to the right of the workshop location/date that you would like to sign up for. This will bring you to our online registration form.  Once you complete and submit the registration form you will receive a confirmation email including workshop details, driving directions, and a waiver if the workshop requires one. Please contact us at 800-467-6997 ext. 1# or at safety@kidpower.org if you have any questions or concerns, or if you run into any issues with the online registration system. Please click here to review our cancellation policy prior to registering.

Click one of the Workshop Titles below, or scroll down this page, to see the available California public workshop locations and dates for the kind of workshop that is right for you:

* Special Community Workshop in Santa Cruz on August 5th & 7th, 2015 *

Starting Strong with Kidpower Workshop for 3-5 year-olds with their adults

Kidpower Parent-Child Workshop for 5-8 year-olds with their adults

Kidpower Parent-Child Full Force Workshop for 6-12 year-olds with their adults

Teenpower Full Force Self-Defense Workshop for teens ages 13-17

Fullpower Personal Safety Workshop for Adults  

Skills for Child Protection Advocates Institute — a 3-day Intensive Training for Adults
(* Aug 1-5: Partial Scholarships Available to Santa Cruz County and San Francisco Bay Area Adults who need financial support to be able to attend the Institute in Albany, CA.)

Directions to Workshop Locations  (PLEASE NOTE: Pre-Registration is required. We will not be able to accept anyone who is not listed on the instructor’s roster of registered participants.)



Thank you to Plantronics for their special grant to support workshops for our Santa Cruz community at this important time!

Special Community Parent Workshop for Parents and Caregivers

Learn ways to help young people learn and use age-appropriate People Safety skills on an everyday basis to have safer, more positive experiences with people, including strangers, siblings, peers, and other people they know. About our parent services

Santa Cruz

Friday, August 7th 6pm – 7:30pm Register Now | Flyer | Google Maps

Special Community Parent-Child Workshop for 5-12 year-olds with their adults

“Our family had fun, and we use what we learned every day!” Protect your child from harm and gain valuable tools for building better relationships. About our children’s services

Santa Cruz

Wednesday, August 5th 4pm – 5:30pm WORKSHOP FULL | Google Maps

Friday, August 7th 4pm – 5:30pm WORKSHOP FULL | Google Maps

We are working hard to schedule more Special Community workshops in Santa Cruz. 
Click here to join the WAITLIST to be notified immediately of
upcoming Safety Workshops in Santa Cruz.


Starting Strong with Kidpower Workshop for 3-5 year-olds with their adults

“I am so thankful to now have the tools to teach my young child about safety issues.  It is amazing how with a little practice, we both have gained so many skills.”  Through puppets and fun, interactive stories, learn how to introduce People Safety Skills and to continue to practice them in your daily life. About our children’s services

Berkeley

Saturday, September 26th – This date is tentative and will be confirmed by August 7th.

Palo Alto

Sunday, July 19th 9am – 9:50am  WORKSHOP FULL | Directions

Saturday, September 12th 9am – 9:50am WORKSHOP FULL | Directions

San Francisco

Sunday, August 23rd 9am – 9:50am WORKSHOP FULL | Directions

Sunday, November 15th 9am – 9:50am Register | Flyer | Directions

Watsonville

Saturday, September 26th 11am – 11:50am  Register | Flyer | Directions

This workshop will be led by an English/Spanish bilingual instructor teaching in both languages based on the needs of the group. The Kidpower Safety Comics that accompany the workshop will also be available in bilingual English/Spanish versions.

Taller para Padres y Niños Pequeños de 3 a 5 años

Watsonville

Sábado, 26 de septiembre 11am – 11:50am  Registro | Volantes | Direcciones

Este taller estará a cargo de un instructor bilingüe Inglés/Español, quien lo impartirá en ambos idiomas, según las necesidades del grupo. Los libros de Comics de Seguridad de Kidpower también estarán disponibles en versiones bilingües Inglés/Español.

Para registrarse, llámenos al 800-467-6997 ext. 2#.  Por favor, deje su nombre y número de teléfono en nuestro correo de voz y le devolveremos el llamado a la brevedad, a fin de completar la inscripción.


Kidpower Parent-Child Workshop for 5-8 year-olds with their adults

“Our family had fun, and we use what we learned every day!” Protect your child from harm and gain valuable tools for building better relationships. About our children’s services

Berkeley

Saturday, September 26th – This date is tentative and will be confirmed by August 7th.

Larkspur

Saturday, September 19th 10:30am – 12:30pm – Register | Flyer | Directions

Palo Alto

Sunday, July 19th 10:30am – 12:30pm WORKSHOP FULL | Directions

Saturday, September 12th 10:30am – 12:30pm WORKSHOP FULL | Directions

San Francisco

Sunday, August 23rd 10:30am – 12:30pm WORKSHOP FULL | Directions

Sunday, November 15th 10:30am – 12:30pm Register | Flyer | Directions

Kidpower Parent-Child Workshop for 5-10 year-olds with their adults

Watsonville

Saturday, September 26th 12:30pm – 2:30pm  Register | Flyer | Directions

This workshop will be led by an English/Spanish bilingual instructor teaching in both languages based on the needs of the group. The Kidpower Safety Comics that accompany the workshop will also be available in bilingual English/Spanish versions.

Taller para Padres y Niños Pequeños de 5 a 10 años

Watsonville

Sábado, 26 de septiembre 12:30pm – 2:30pm  Registro | Volantes | Direcciones

Este taller estará a cargo de un instructor bilingüe Inglés/Español, quien lo impartirá en ambos idiomas, según las necesidades del grupo. Los libros de Comics de Seguridad de Kidpower también estarán disponibles en versiones bilingües Inglés/Español.

Para registrarse, llámenos al 800-467-6997 ext. 2#.  Por favor, deje su nombre y número de teléfono en nuestro correo de voz y le devolveremos el llamado a la brevedad, a fin de completar la inscripción.


Kidpower Parent-Child Full Force Workshop for 6-12 year-olds with their adults

“My kids loved the self-defense practice with the padded instructor – and I have more peace of mind!” Older children together with their adults practice personal safety skills for handling every day emotional and physical safety problems and self-defense skills for stopping emergencies. About our children’s services

Palo Alto

Saturday, August 8th 9am – 1pm WORKSHOP FULL | Directions

Saturday, September 19th 9am – 1pm WORKSHOP FULL | Directions

Berkeley

Sunday, September 20th – This date is tentative and will be confirmed by August 7th.


Teenpower Full-Force Self-Defense Workshop for teens ages 13-17

“I argued with my parents about going, but I’m glad I went. Now, if someone tries to bother me, I’ll be more able to protect myself.” This workshop gives teens focused practice in using boundary-setting, conflict resolution, self-protection, and self-defense skills to prevent and stop most attacks, bullying, and harassment. Opportunity for full-force practice of self-defense skills with the head-to-toe padded instructor. We encourage parents and caregivers to attend the last half hour of our Teenpower Workshops to observe their teens demonstrating the skills they learned! About our teen services

Oakland

Sunday, October 4th – This date is tentative and will be confirmed by August 7th.

Palo Alto

Saturday, October 3rd 9am – 2pm  Register | Flyer | Directions


Fullpower Personal Safety Workshop for Adults

“I think about what I learned with you every day. You helped me find a power inside myself that I didn’t know I had.” This workshop gives adults the opportunity to practice protecting themselves from confrontations and from assaults in realistic scenarios. The head-to-toe padded instructor provides an opportunity for safe, effective practice of self-defense techniques. About our adult services.

Palo Alto

Saturday, October 3rd 2:30pm – 6:30pm Register | Flyer | Directions


Kidpower Skills for Child Protection Advocates Training Institute

Calling ALL adults who work with kids! Are you responsible for child safety in any area of your life? Parents, teachers, principals, doctors, therapists, coaches, scout leaders, camp leaders, martial artists, this is for you. Have you experienced teasing or shunning, bullying, discriminatory behavior, abuse, or interpersonal violence among members of your community and wished you had more skills and resources, to respond more effectively? Would you like help in setting a safe and supportive environment at your school, sports team, or workplace? Institute participants develop increased tools for taking leadership to protect young people, including those with special needs, from harm caused by thoughtlessness, neglect, bullying, abuse, or violence within their schools, organizations, youth programs, communities and families. No prior experience with Kidpower workshops or training is necessary to participate in this training.

Albany (Near Berkeley)

Monday – Wednesday, August 10-12, 9am-5pm each day  Register | Webpage | Directions will be sent to registrants

Discounts are applied automatically if you register multiple participants from the same Agency, School or Organization. 

Aug 1 – 5: * Partial Scholarships have been made available for adults from Santa Cruz County or the greater San Francisco Bay Area who need financial support in order to be able to participate in this training! Email safety@kidpower.org to apply for a partial scholarship.


Thank you to our site donors! By generously giving space for our public workshops, they make Kidpower skills more accessible to people of all ages and abilities, helping to create safer neighborhoods, schools, and communities for us all. Thank you to: Black Pine Circle School in Berkeley;  Santa Cruz Montessori School in Aptos; Santa Cruz City Police Department Community Room, in downtown Santa Cruz; Glitter and Razz Productions in Oakland; Palo Alto Community Child Care; St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Napa; Twin Cities Police Authority in Larkspur; Watsonville Police Department; White Magnolia Tai Chi School in Kensington; Independent Living Resource Center in San Francisco; and Park Day School in Oakland.


How to Contact Public Workshop Organizers. For workshops in the greater San Francisco Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, South Bay, and Monterey Bay areas, as well as many other locations in California, please contact our Central Office. For workshops in Petaluma, Sebastopol, or Santa Rosa, please contact Steve Sassone. For workshops in Sonoma or Napa, please contact Jennifer Blackwood.


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