Kidpower in Colorado was established in 1994 by Psychotherapists, Jan Isaacs Henry and Jan DeBoer, and Guardian Ad Litem Attorney, Debra Campeau. Since then, Kidpower of Colorado has provided programming to more than 50,000 local children, teens and adults. Jan Isaacs Henry also serves the international organization as a Senior Program Leader.
My daughter ‘Lily’ is normally, shy, kind, eager to please, and a follower. After the Kidpower Weekend Family Workshop, she decided to go a sleepover of a classmate who was sometimes affectionate and loving and sometimes manipulative and bullying. Lily said, “I am so glad I took Kidpower. Now I know what to do.” We made a Safety Plan together to help her if she was uncomfortable. Lily had a good time at the sleepover. Kidpower gave her the skills and confidence to feel more in control, more self assured, and more certain of how to react to difficult situations.
– Thankful Parents, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Kidpower Colorado has:
- Taught over 50,000 students
- Over 75% of 2017 services were for low-income or at-risk people.
- 23+ years partnering with Safe Passage, the local Children’s Advocacy Center.
- Kidpower is working with all school districts in Colorado Springs.
In 2010 Kidpower received a US Department of Justice Office Community Oriented Policing Services Child Sexual Predator Grant in partnership with the Colorado Springs Police Department to deliver services to seven school districts and twelve preschools, community centers and social service agencies serving low-income families in the Pikes Peak Region. This grant allowed Kidpower to serve more than 4,000 children, teens and adults.
I feel different inside after this weekend. It changed my life.
– 8-year-old student, Kidpower Colorado Weekend Family Workshop
I like teaching Kidpower because it shows people how to be safe in a positive light, not all the doom and gloom.
– Karl Herndon, Senior Kidpower Colorado Instructor, Retired Police Officer