adult safety & safety leadership skills

adult safety & safety leadership skills

Fullpower programs and resources skills equip adults of all ages with skills to:

  • protect themselves from physical violence and emotional attacks – online and in person
  • protect loved ones of all ages and abilities from abuse, bullying, assault, and other interpersonal harm
  • protect employees, staff, students, clients, colleagues, and others in their schools and workplaces
  • strengthen relationships in their personal and professional lives with conflict resolution, consent, advocacy, boundary setting, and other communication skills

Workshops

All workshops are online until in-person services can resume safely. Then, online and in-person options will both be available!

Fullpower Adult Safety Workshops teach skills for taking charge of personal safety and well-being in public and private spaces, online and in person, with strangers as well as with friends, partners, colleagues, family members, etc. We serve adults of all abilities with services adapted to meet their needs in terms of cognition, vision, hearing, and mobility.

Fullpower Workplace Safety Workshops serve teams of co-workers and teach strategies to prevent, de-escalate, and address potentially unsafe behaviors within their workplace, including:

  • internal communication between colleagues to stop problems such as harassment and to address challenging topics such as bias, equity, and respect for cultural differences respectfully and effectively
  • external risks coming from behaviors of those they serve, such as angry customers or upset relatives of patients or students
  • physical and emotional attacks from the public faced by workers doing home visits and fieldwork such as real estate agents, visiting nurses, hospice workers, etc – as well as those in workplaces that attract protesters and demonstrators

Safety Leadership Workshops equip adults with skills to protect and empower those in their care, personally and professionally. Services include:

  • Professional Development for educators, health care workers, and other caregivers to integrate Kidpower, Teenpower, and Fullpower skills and methodology into their standard practices to protect and empower those in their care
  • Parentpower for parents and other caring adults to protect and empower children, teens, and other loved ones vulnerable to harm

99% of Fullpower workshops are organized by businesses, including schools and nonprofit agencies, as well as by community groups of friends, neighbors, or other peers.

Each is adapted to the ages, abilities, and life situations of the students and tailored to address the group’s priorities. Contact us to talk about options for your group!

Our Community Workshops are open for public enrollment, and some welcome teens with their adults. See upcoming Community Workshops on our Workshops page.

Visit the Kidpower Online Learning Center to start learning now using online, pre-recorded courses at your own pace.

Workshops

All workshops are online until in-person services can resume safely. Then, online and in-person options will both be available!

Fullpower Adult Safety Workshops teach skills for taking charge of personal safety and well-being in public and private spaces, online and in person, with strangers as well as with friends, partners, colleagues, family members, etc. We serve adults of all abilities with services adapted to meet their needs in terms of cognition, vision, hearing, and mobility.

Fullpower Workplace Safety Workshops serve teams of co-workers and teach strategies to prevent, de-escalate, and address potentially unsafe behaviors within their workplace, including:

  • internal communication between colleagues to stop problems such as harassment and to address challenging topics such as bias, equity, and respect for cultural differences respectfully and effectively
  • external risks coming from behaviors of those they serve, such as angry customers or upset relatives of patients or students
  • physical and emotional attacks from the public faced by workers doing home visits and fieldwork such as real estate agents, visiting nurses, hospice workers, etc – as well as those in workplaces that attract protesters and demonstrators

Safety Leadership Workshops equip adults with skills to protect and empower those in their care, personally and professionally. Services include:

  • Professional Development for educators, health care workers, and other caregivers to integrate Kidpower, Teenpower, and Fullpower skills and methodology into their standard practices to protect and empower those in their care
  • Parentpower for parents and other caring adults to protect and empower children, teens, and other loved ones vulnerable to harm

99% of Fullpower workshops are organized by businesses, including schools and nonprofit agencies, as well as by community groups of friends, neighbors, or other peers.

Each is adapted to the ages, abilities, and life situations of the students and tailored to address the group’s priorities. Contact us to talk about options for your group!

Our Community Workshops are open for public enrollment, and some welcome teens with their adults. See upcoming Community Workshops on our Learn Online page.

Issues

Our students learn core social-emotional safety skills for effective communication, advocacy, and self-protection through examples tailored to a group’s priority topics. Popular topics include:

Assault prevention & safety in public

We teach strategies to stop assault, harassment, and intimate partner violence. Skills include:

  • awareness and personal safety assessment strategies
  • getting space physically, emotionally, and digitally to be safe
  • safety planning for adults alone, with peers, or in mixed-age groups
  • emotional safety strategies for self-protection in the face of verbal attack
  • using eye contact, gestures, and facial expressions wisely
  • protecting others in your care while also protecting yourself
  • getting help from strangers in public to protect yourself and others
  • Assessing decisions related to using substances or carrying devices and other possessions and their impact on safety
  • Staying safe when someone has a weapon, including strategies for self-protection in mass shootings
  • Using the power of your voice and body to escape an attack and get to safety

We teach emergency-only physical self-defense to use as a last resort for escaping an attack and getting to safety. Our in-person full-force self-defense skills workshops are paused during the pandemic. However, we include coaching in physical self-defense skills in our online workshops for those groups interested in learning these skills remotely during the pandemic.

We teach emergency-only physical self-defense to use as a last resort for escaping an attack and getting to safety. Our in-person full-force self-defense skills workshops are paused during the pandemic. However, we include coaching in physical self-defense skills in our online workshops for those groups interested in learning these skills remotely during the pandemic.

We have more than three decades of experience adapting physical self-defense skills for all abilities – including people with low vision; people who are deaf/hard of hearing; people who use wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and other mobility tools; and neurodiverse people representing a broad range of cognitive abilities.

Related resources include:
One Strong Move: Cartoon-Illustrated Self-Defense Lessons
How to Pick a Good Self-Defense Program

Workplace safety

We coach employees and supervisors how to apply our core skills to support workplace safety in workshops tailored to each group’s unique situations. Depending on their priorities, we teach skills to:

Take charge of personal safety going to and from work to protect employee safety as well as to prevent employee attrition resulting from safety concerns arriving early, navigating parking lots and other public spaces, working late, or traveling to and from work.

Create safe, respectful, and inclusive workplace cultures to promote healthy, positive workplace communication and prevent, address, and end problems that grow from:

  • adult-to-adult bullying
  • social aggression, including ‘badmouthing’, ‘backstabbing’, and gossip
  • the formation of unproductive, potentially harmful workplace factions
  • a workplace culture that allows or encourages sexual harassment and other behaviors that target, isolate, distance, limit, or call out others result of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, body size, ability, age, or other actua or perceived identities.

Our solutions-focused workshops are upbeat, engaging, and designed to be enjoyable experiences that ‘call people in’ without ‘calling people out’ on their own words or behaviors.

Skills covered include boundaries, assertive advocacy, effective strategies for addressing disagreements, and tools for addressing crucial yet challenging topics such as bias, discrimination respectfully and assertively.

Related resources:
Fullpower Boundaries for Adults
Integrity in Communication
Workplace Violence Prevention

Learn more about arranging a workshop for your group – or contact us!

Intimate partner violence prevention

To prevent dating/domestic violence and to help people replace harmful behaviors with safer behaviors to support safe, healthy intimate relationships, we teach skills for:

  • setting, recognizing, respecting, and upholding boundaries
  • expressing, withdrawing, and respecting consent
  • managing emotional triggers in order to think clearly and make wise choices
  • staying safe in the face of verbal and emotional attacks
  • assessing situations and thinking first before acting
  • moving away from trouble emotionally, physically, and digitally
  • making safety plans

Related resources include:
Personal Safety to Help Stop Domestic, Dating, and Other Relationship Violence
Protecting Sexual Safety: Skills to Ensure Consent and Set Boundaries
Fullpower Relationship Safety Skills Handbook

Visit our Dating/Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention resource page for more.

Online safety

Understanding how to use, fix, or create hardware and software is not enough to ensure safety online – in gaming, social media, or any other digital spaces.

To be safe online, even digital natives and technology experts need social-emotional skills that help them take charge of their own safety in online communication – as well as skills to stop themselves from engaging in behaviors that are likely to harm others online.

Though technology changes constantly, our core principles for safety with people are timeless, preparing people for safety online now and throughout their online lives. We teach:

  • Awareness to prevent problems before they start
  • Assessment to avoid, de-escalate, or end unsafe situations
  • Moving away from trouble emotionally and digitally
  • Boundary setting to stop unwanted attention
  • Disengaging to leave activities skillfully
  • Assertive advocacy to get help with safety problems
  • Safety planning for individuals and for groups of peers online together.
  • Emotional safety to stay safe, calm, and effective in the face of threats, harassment, intimidation, peer pressure, bullying, or other emotional attacks.

To be safe online, youth need caring adults involved in their online lives. Without adult guidance, youth online are more vulnerable to abuse, coercion, bullying, manipulation, and other harm. This is true even for digital natives more skilled with technology than their adults. See:

To explore workshop options, visit our Workshops page or contact us!

Harassment & Bullying

Most bullying, including adult-to-adult bullying, can be stopped or prevented when everyone involved learns and uses core social-emotional safety skills. We teach:

  • Social-emotional safety skills Social-emotional safety skills to take charge of your own safety in the face of bullying and cyberbullying – and to protect and empower those in your care to be safe as well
  • Safety leadership strategies that supervisors, employers, and other adult leaders apply to ensure that everyone in their homes, schools, and workplaces is safe from bullying and harassment
  • Positive intervention and coaching skills to guide those using bullying behaviors to replace them with pro-social behaviors.

We provide tailored support for dealing with specific types of bullying such as social aggression, cyberbullying, adult-to-adult bullying, and prejudice-based bullying and harm.

Use our bullying prevention resources – and learn more about our preK-12 SEL school programs and curriculum.

Learn online with our workshops and resources – or contact us about your needs!

Conflict resolution & communication

Our core skills support positive communication and effective conflict resolution at all ages by equipping classes, teams, families, colleagues, and other groups with skills to:

  • set, respect, and uphold boundaries
  • manage personal triggers in order to think clearly and act wisely
  • address problems directly and assertively rather than ‘badmouthing’ or resenting others
  • adjust emotional distance and protect your feelings from hurtful words and emotional attacks
  • apologize consciously, respectfully, and appropriately – without apologizing habitually
  • consider timing when bringing up an issue – and recognize when disengaging respectfully is safest
  • use boundary bridges, I-statements, and other strategies for expressing disagreement respectfully and assertively

Related resources include:
Conflict Resolution by Backing Up to Go Forward
How the ‘Boundary Bridge’ Helps Avoid a Communication Breakdown
Conscious Apologies

Learn online with our workshops and resources – or contact us about your needs!

Adapting for All Abilities

We have more than three decades of experience making safety accessible for people of all ages. Our workshops and resources reflect this expertise in adapting safety education to protect and empower people with disabilities – who face a high risk of bullying, assault, harassment, and other harm at all ages.

The success of our Unlimited Adaptability approach to safety education grows from our our focus on possibilities rather than limitations and the proven Kidpower Positive Practice Teaching Method use in our services for all ages.

Read more about our services for people with special needs!

Contact us to explore service options for your agency, school, or family.

About our core skills

Our core social-emotional safety skills help people of all ages and abilities take charge of safety and well-being – online and in person. Skills include how to:

  • Act aware, calm, and confident
  • Protect yourself emotionally from hurtful words or behavior
  • Manage emotional triggers to stay in charge of what you say and do
  • Recognize what is and is not safe
  • Move away from trouble physically, emotionally, and digitally
  • Assess – and think first or check first before acting
  • Set powerful and respectful boundaries
  • Apply safety principles about touch and attention in healthy relationships
  • Advocate assertively and persistently for help with safety problems
  • Use your voice and body to stop an attack and get to safety

We teach age-appropriate, ability-appropriate adaptations of these skills using examples and activities relevant to students’ ages and life situations.

Our trainings for parents and professionals teach adults how to teach these skills to others in their personal and professional lives.

Learn online with our workshops and resources – or contact us about your needs!

Assault prevention & safety in public

We teach strategies to stop assault, harassment, and intimate partner violence. Skills include:

  • awareness and personal safety assessment strategies
  • getting space physically, emotionally, and digitally to be safe
  • safety planning for adults alone, with peers, or in mixed-age groups
  • emotional safety strategies for self-protection in the face of verbal attack
  • using eye contact, gestures, and facial expressions wisely
  • protecting others in your care while also protecting yourself
  • getting help from strangers in public to protect yourself and others
  • Assessing decisions related to using substances or carrying devices and other possessions and their impact on safety
  • Staying safe when someone has a weapon, including strategies for self-protection in mass shootings
  • Using the power of your voice and body to escape an attack and get to safety

We teach emergency-only physical self-defense to use as a last resort for escaping an attack and getting to safety. Our in-person full-force self-defense skills workshops are paused during the pandemic. However, we include coaching in physical self-defense skills in our online workshops for those groups interested in learning these skills remotely during the pandemic.

We teach emergency-only physical self-defense to use as a last resort for escaping an attack and getting to safety. Our in-person full-force self-defense skills workshops are paused during the pandemic. However, we include coaching in physical self-defense skills in our online workshops for those groups interested in learning these skills remotely during the pandemic.

We have more than three decades of experience adapting physical self-defense skills for all abilities – including people with low vision; people who are deaf/hard of hearing; people who use wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and other mobility tools; and neurodiverse people representing a broad range of cognitive abilities.

Related resources include:
One Strong Move: Cartoon-Illustrated Self-Defense Lessons
How to Pick a Good Self-Defense Program

Workplace safety


We coach employees and supervisors how to apply our core skills to support workplace safety in workshops tailored to each group’s unique situations. Depending on their priorities, we teach skills to:

Take charge of personal safety going to and from work to protect employee safety as well as to prevent employee attrition resulting from safety concerns arriving early, navigating parking lots and other public spaces, working late, or traveling to and from work.

Create safe, respectful, and inclusive workplace cultures to promote healthy, positive workplace communication and prevent, address, and end problems that grow from:

  • adult-to-adult bullying
  • social aggression, including ‘badmouthing’, ‘backstabbing’, and gossip
  • the formation of unproductive, potentially harmful workplace factions
  • a workplace culture that allows or encourages sexual harassment and other behaviors that target, isolate, distance, limit, or call out others result of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, body size, ability, age, or other actua or perceived identities.

Our solutions-focused workshops are upbeat, engaging, and designed to be enjoyable experiences that ‘call people in’ without ‘calling people out’ on their own words or behaviors.

Skills covered include boundaries, assertive advocacy, effective strategies for addressing disagreements, and tools for addressing crucial yet challenging topics such as bias, discrimination respectfully and assertively.

Related resources:
Fullpower Boundaries for Adults
Integrity in Communication
Workplace Violence Prevention

Learn more about arranging a workshop for your group – or contact us!

Intimate partner violence prevention


To prevent dating/domestic violence and to help people replace harmful behaviors with safer behaviors to support safe, healthy intimate relationships, we teach skills for:

  • setting, recognizing, respecting, and upholding boundaries
  • expressing, withdrawing, and respecting consent
  • managing emotional triggers in order to think clearly and make wise choices
  • staying safe in the face of verbal and emotional attacks
  • assessing situations and thinking first before acting
  • moving away from trouble emotionally, physically, and digitally
  • making safety plans

Related resources include:
Personal Safety to Help Stop Domestic, Dating, and Other Relationship Violence
Protecting Sexual Safety: Skills to Ensure Consent and Set Boundaries
Fullpower Relationship Safety Skills Handbook

Visit our Dating/Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention resource page for more.

Online safety

Understanding how to use, fix, or create hardware and software is not enough to ensure safety online – in gaming, social media, or any other digital spaces.

To be safe online, even digital natives and technology experts need social-emotional skills that help them take charge of their own safety in online communication – as well as skills to stop themselves from engaging in behaviors that are likely to harm others online.

Though technology changes constantly, our core principles for safety with people are timeless, preparing people for safety online now and throughout their online lives. We teach:

  • Awareness to prevent problems before they start
  • Assessment to avoid, de-escalate, or end unsafe situations
  • Moving away from trouble emotionally and digitally
  • Boundary setting to stop unwanted attention
  • Disengaging to leave activities skillfully
  • Assertive advocacy to get help with safety problems
  • Safety planning for individuals and for groups of peers online together.
  • Emotional safety to stay safe, calm, and effective in the face of threats, harassment, intimidation, peer pressure, bullying, or other emotional attacks.

To be safe online, youth need caring adults involved in their online lives. Without adult guidance, youth online are more vulnerable to abuse, coercion, bullying, manipulation, and other harm. This is true even for digital natives more skilled with technology than their adults. See:

To explore workshop options, visit our Workshops page or contact us!

Harassment & Bullying

Most bullying, including adult-to-adult bullying, can be stopped or prevented when everyone involved learns and uses core social-emotional safety skills. We teach:

  • Social-emotional safety skills Social-emotional safety skills to take charge of your own safety in the face of bullying and cyberbullying – and to protect and empower those in your care to be safe as well
  • Safety leadership strategies that supervisors, employers, and other adult leaders apply to ensure that everyone in their homes, schools, and workplaces is safe from bullying and harassment
  • Positive intervention and coaching skills to guide those using bullying behaviors to replace them with pro-social behaviors.

We provide tailored support for dealing with specific types of bullying such as social aggression, cyberbullying, adult-to-adult bullying, and prejudice-based bullying and harm.

Use our bullying prevention resources – and learn more about our preK-12 SEL school programs and curriculum.

Learn Online with our workshops and resources – or contact us about your needs!

Conflict resolution & communication

Our core skills support positive communication and effective conflict resolution at all ages by equipping classes, teams, families, colleagues, and other groups with skills to:

  • set, respect, and uphold boundaries
  • manage personal triggers in order to think clearly and act wisely
  • address problems directly and assertively rather than ‘badmouthing’ or resenting others
  • adjust emotional distance and protect your feelings from hurtful words and emotional attacks
  • apologize consciously, respectfully, and appropriately – without apologizing habitually
  • consider timing when bringing up an issue – and recognize when disengaging respectfully is safest
  • use boundary bridges, I-statements, and other strategies for expressing disagreement respectfully and assertively

Related resources include:
Conflict Resolution by Backing Up to Go Forward
How the ‘Boundary Bridge’ Helps Avoid a Communication Breakdown
Conscious Apologies

Learn Online with our workshops and resources – or contact us about your needs!

Adapting for All Abilities

We have more than three decades of experience making safety accessible for people of all ages. Our workshops and resources reflect this expertise in adapting safety education to protect and empower people with disabilities – who face a high risk of bullying, assault, harassment, and other harm at all ages.

The success of our Unlimited Adaptability approach to safety education grows from our our focus on possibilities rather than limitations and the proven Kidpower Positive Practice Teaching Method use in our services for all ages.

Read more about our services for people with special needs!

Contact us to explore service options for your agency, school, or family.

About our core skills

Our core social-emotional safety skills help people of all ages and abilities take charge of safety and well-being – online and in person. Skills include how to:

  • Act aware, calm, and confident
  • Protect yourself emotionally from hurtful words or behavior
  • Manage emotional triggers to stay in charge of what you say and do
  • Recognize what is and is not safe
  • Move away from trouble physically, emotionally, and digitally
  • Assess – and think first or check first before acting
  • Set powerful and respectful boundaries
  • Apply safety principles about touch and attention in healthy relationships
  • Advocate assertively and persistently for help with safety problems
  • Use your voice and body to stop an attack and get to safety

We teach age-appropriate, ability-appropriate adaptations of these skills using examples and activities relevant to students’ ages and life situations.

Our trainings for parents and professionals teach adults how to teach these skills to others in their personal and professional lives.

Learn Online with our workshops and resources – or contact us about your needs!

Books

Kidpower Safety Comics Front Cover

Fullpower Safety Comics for Teens and Adults

Teens and adults can prevent and stop most bullying, violence, and abuse using the personal safety skills and strategies described in this safety comic book. It answers the question: “How can I keep myself safe from bullying, abuse, and assault.”
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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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Your Amazon purchases help Kidpower!

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

Fullpower Social Safety Stories For Teens and Adults Book 2

With part 2 of our 2-part series of social stories for teens and adults, learn and share strategies for getting help, staying safe in public, and protect yourself from bullying, harassment, and abuse. These essential skills are explained in ways that are relevant for the general public, English learners, and people with intellectual disabilities.
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Your Amazon purchases help Kidpower!

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