You can use the same ‘People Safety’ Skills throughout your life to be able to take charge of the emotional and physical safety of yourself and others. What changes are some of the problems we might have, some of the places we might be, and some of our abilities. Learn how to integrate ‘People Safety’ skills and concepts in your life, an in the lives of people you care for:
“Kidpower is for people who are kids ― AND for people who used to be kids ― in other words, for everybody!”
― Irene van der Zande, Founder and Executive Director
Youth organizations, companies, and camps gain communication and personal safety skills for their staff and for those they serve.
Learn how to integrate ‘People Safety Skills’ and make them an ongoing part of your daily practices and teachings.
Adult leadership is essential to keeping kids safe. Learn how to advocate for your children and protect them from bullying, violence, and abuse.
Early Childhood (0-7)
Even very young children can learn to be safe without being frightened. Starting Strong will help lay a strong foundation of safety skills for toddlers and preschoolers.
As kids grow, we need to learn how to balance their increasing independence with their safety. Practicing together helps to build skills in a fun and powerful way.
Give teens the knowledge and skills they need to take charge of their emotional and physical safety.
Learn how to use the power of your voice and body to set boundaries and prevent assaults at home, in the workplace, and in your community.
You are never too old to learn how to protect yourself. Knowing a few basic ‘People Safety Skills’ can improve your relationships and increase your quality of life.
People with Disabilities
Adapted services for people with disabilities focus on what individuals can do rather than what they cannot. Learn how to build safety skills regardless of cognitive or physical ability.
People facing Prejudice
Homophobia, racism, sexism, and religious-based prejudices can increase risks of harassment, bullying, and other forms of violence.
Kidpower skills are crucial for emotional and physical safety. Learn safety skills that are tailored to address the safety needs of LGBTQIA+ folks, including youth and all family members.