to protect and empower kids

Kidpower teaches parents, educators, and other caregivers how to use prevention, advocacy, intervention, and personal safety strategies and skills to protect their children and teens from harm and to empower the young people in their lives to take charge of their own emotional and physical safety.

These social-emotional tools help to increase confidence, reduce stress, strengthen relationships, and prevent most bullying, harassment, child abuse, abduction, and other violence. Parents, teachers, and other caregivers are in the best position to use and teach these skills with young people in their daily activities.

Workshops for Parents & Caregivers

During the pandemic, all workshops are online; can be arranged as a single session or as a series; and vary in length and emphasis based on the needs of the group. Given the success and popularity of our online programs – and because they create opportunities non possible in in-person workshops – we are deeply invested in continuing to offer them even after in-person services resume.

As in all our services, programs for parents use the Kidpower Positive Practice Method so that adults are successful in rehearsing how to use these skills in situations that are relevant to their concerns as well as learning how to use this method to practice safety skills with young people.

Because these are adults-only programs, participants have time and space to ask questions and discuss their concerns in a frank way without creating anxiety for their children.

Enroll now in one of our Parentpower programs organized by Kidpower and open to the public. Contact us to organize a workshop with and for your own school, club, neighborhood, or other group! If you’re interested in an in-depth experience in how to use, promote, and teach child protection skills, learn about Training with Kidpower.

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

I am trying to legally adopt my young child and have taken a lot of parenting classes. Frankly, your workshop is by far one of the best, most informative trainings I have had this year!

Parentpower Online Workshop Participant

Topics: What Does Kidpower Provide for Parents & Caregivers?

Kidpower prepares parents and other caring adults to take leadership in addressing the issues that can affect the safety and well-being of their children and teens – and shows them how to teach ‘People Safety’ skills to young people in ways that are effective, fun, and empowering.

Our program provides answers to the questions, “How can we teach our younger children to be safe without scaring them? How can we prepare our older children to balance their need for increasing independence with their safety? How can we help create positive social climates in our families, schools, and youth-serving organizations, so that negative behaviors such as bullying have less room to grow?”

Specific topics addressed include:

  • What adults need to know about keeping their kids safe from bullying, violence, and abuse
  • How to use Kidpower’s Underlying Principle to make choices that Put Safety First -ahead of embarrassment, inconvenience, or offense
  • The Kidpower Child Protection Promise and Put Safety First Commitment
  • How to create positive social climates for the young people in your life
  • How to establish a common language about safety within your family
  • How to advocate for your child’s emotional and physical safety
  • How to intervene powerfully and respectfully when you see unsafe or disrespectful behavior
  • How to make a safety plan for everywhere children go
  • How to teach your child rules and skills to keep them safe without creating fear
  • How to coach children so they are successful in learning and practicing safety skills
  • How to motivate children to use these skills in daily life until they become established hab

Parent Resources

Our Child Protection books include inspiring stories, clear examples, and step-by-step directions in how to use Kidpower’s advocacy, intervention, and personal safety strategies and skills for both the general public and professionals:

Our cartoon-illustrated books make it easy and entertaining to discuss and practice these essential skills with children and youth:

In addition, we have an extensive free online Library with articles, audio, and videos. Here are some of the most popular:

Please consider joining us in September in celebrating International Child Protection Month to honor, inspire,and support adult leadership in keeping kids safe from harm and empowering them with skills for taking charge of their own well-being.

To inquire about parent workshops or other services, use the contact us form below.

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