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. To 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 email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns, or if you run into any issues with the online registration system.
All public workshop sites are wheelchair accessible.
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:
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 our site donors
- How to contact public workshop organizers
- California Workshop Fees and Policies
This workshop is part of our International Instructor Training. The class will be taught by some of our most experienced instructors assisted by instructors-in-training, allowing children to have a great deal of individualized attention and practice. The fee for this workshop is $40 per child, including one or two adults with that child.
Parents, educators, and other adult leaders: learn skills to keep kids safe with people including strangers, peers, and others at school, out in the world, at home, on social media… Everywhere!
For teens 13-17, we’ll introduce skills to prevent violence, manage conflict, strengthen communication, de-escalate confrontation, and avoid or leave potentially dangerous situations, and use physical self-defense skills for emergency only situations.
“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
Saturday, December 10th 9am – 9:50am WORKSHOP FULL | Directions
“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
Saturday, November 5th 10:30am – 12:30pm WORKSHOP FULL | Directions
“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
As they get older, kids face new challenges along with new opportunities for independence both in the “real” world and online. In this workshop, youth 9 to 14 years old together with their adults will practice “People Safety” skills for staying safe when by themselves, with groups of friends, or with adults, and practice self-defense skills for stopping emergencies. For more information about how to prepare youth for more independence, see: Safety For Kids On Their Way To School and Kidpower Strategies for Safety Online and Everywhere Else.
“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.
Saturday, January 21st 9am – 2pm TENTATIVE – Registration opening by December 5th
“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.
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.