Workshops for All Ages
Learn skills to protect and empower yourself & others
Kidpower programs and courses are available:
- live online
- live in person (paused for the pandemic)
- self-paced through the Kidpower Online Learning Center
In our live programs, people of all ages and abilities learn social-emotional safety skills together with an instructor introducing skills and leading practices.
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Enroll Now in an Upcoming Workshop
Sign up for Community Workshops organized by Kidpower – or for Special Opportunity Workshops organized by one of our partner agencies who generously open their workshop to others with shared needs!
Online workshops for young people side-by-side with their adults
Next Session: June 24th
Online Safety, for ages 9-14 with their adults
Even digital natives and technology experts need social-emotional safety skills to be safe with people online – including skills to stop themselves from doing things online that could harm others. In this workshop, we’ll practice those skills and ways to adapt them for your own situation – now and in the future. Your US$45 registration per family includes one-on-one email support with questions before and after the workshop and links to resources to help you and your family apply, adapt, and practice the skills. Scholarship funding available!
- Thursday, June 24th, 4pm-5pm Pacific Time Register
Next Session: June 26th
Starting Strong, for ages 3-7 with their adults
Through puppets and fun, interactive stories, learn how to introduce People Safety Skills and to continue to practice them in your daily life. Your US$45 registration per family includes one-on-one email support with questions before and after the workshop and links to resources to help you and your family apply, adapt, and practice the skills. Partial scholarships available.
Next Session: June 27th
Boundary Skills, for ages 7-12 with their adults
Learn boundary setting skills and strategies to have more fun and fewer problems with people- including friends and family members! Your US$45 registration per family includes one-on-one email support with questions before and after the workshop and links to resources to help you and your family apply, adapt, and practice the skills. Scholarship funding available!
- Sunday, June 27th, 10am-11am Pacific Time Register
Próximo taller: 28 de Junio
Un Buen Comienzo para niños de 3 a 7 años con sus adultos
Aprende cómo presentar las Habilidades de Seguridad con Personas y cómo continuar practicándolas en tu vida diaria a través de títeres e historias divertidas e interactivas. Tu inscripción de US$45 incluye apoyo con preguntas vía correo electrónico antes y después del taller y enlaces a recursos que tú y tu familia pueden usar para aplicar, adaptar y practicar las habilidades. Becas parciales disponibles.
- Lunes, 28 de Junio, 5:30pm-6:30pm Pacific Time Regístrate
Próximo taller: 23 de Junio
Prevención de bullying – Afrontar el bullying con confianza
Aprende estrategias que puedes usar y enseñar para que tu hijo desarrolle habilidades apropiadas para su edad para estar seguro frente al bullying. Tu inscripción de US$60 incluye apoyo personalizado con preguntas vía correo electrónico antes y después del taller y enlaces a recursos que tú y tu familia pueden usar para aplicar, adaptar y practicar las habilidades. Becas parciales disponibles.
- Viernes, 23 de Junio, 6pm-7pm Pacific Time Regístrate
Next Session: July 1st
Online Safety: Skills to Protect and Empower Youth
Learn social-emotional safety skills and strategies to help your kids be safe online. This US$60 program includes one-on one support by email with questions before and after the workshop as well as links to resources to help you and your family apply, adapt, and practice the skills. Partial scholarships available.
- Thursday, July 1st, 10am-11am Pacific Time Register
Next Session: July 13th
Bullying Prevention – Facing Bullying With Confidence
“Bullying at school and on social media was making my child – and us! – feel upset and helpless. Kidpower replaced our helplessness with tools and strategies for taking charge of safety in new ways, and things are definitely improving!” Learn strategies you can use and teach so your child builds age-appropriate skills to be safe in the face of bullying – and so you and other adults can advocate to make schools, neighborhoods, and online spaces safer for kids. Your US$60 registration includes one-on-one email support with questions before and after the workshop and links to resources to help you and your family apply, adapt, and practice the skills. Partial scholarships available.
- Tuesday, July 13th, 11am-12pm Pacific Time Register
Special Workshop Opportunities
Groups of all kinds organize Kidpower workshops – and sometimes, they want to welcome others, and we help them spread the word by adding their workshops to this list! Check back regularly, because sometimes the list is long, or empty, or includes options available for just a day or two. The workshops listed below are open for enrollment by the general public, within the boundaries listed for each (such as age or geographic location). Read each listing carefully, and if you’d like to learn more or sign up, follow the instructions listed. Kidpower does not oversee enrollment or registration for any of these workshops – all enrollment is managed by the organizing group.
Workshop Date: June 30th
Parentpower: Bullying Prevention, for Santa Cruz County adults
Santa Cruz County parents and caregivers: learn ways to help kids and teens be safe from bullying, online and off!
Skills include how to prepare youth to:
- Act aware, calm, and confident
- Deal with peer pressure, shunning, and exclusion
- Spot and address signs of bullying before they become long term issues
- Set, respect, and protect boundaries
- Make safety plans to deal with harassment, threats, and teasing
- Self-advocate and ask for help
FREE for Santa Cruz County Parents and Caregivers
Presented by Kidpower, co-sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County and by the Rotary Club of Santa Cruz
Wednesday, June 30th, 5:30-6:30pm Pacific Time Register
Fecha del taller: 30 de Junio
Parentpower: Prevención de Bullying, para adultos en el Condado de Santa Cruz
¿Eres padre, madre o cuidador y vives en el Condado de Santa Cruz? ¡Aprende cómo ayudar a niños y adolescentes para que estén a salvo del bullying en la vida real y en línea!
- Aprende habilidades para preparar a los niños y jóvenes para:
- Actuar con atención, calma y confianza
- Afrontar presión de grupo, rechazo o exclusión
- Detectar y tratar indicios de bullying antes de que se vuelvan problemas crónicos
- Establecer, respetar y proteger límites
- Elaborar planes de seguridad para hacer frente a acosos, amenazas y burlas
- Defenderse a sí mismos y pedir ayuda
GRATIS para padres y cuidadores que viven en el Condado de Santa Cruz.
Presenta: Kidpower. Auspician conjuntamente: Big Brothers Big Sisters del Condado de Santa Cruz y Rotary Club de Santa Cruz.
Miércoles 30 de Junio de 5:30 a 6:30 pm PT Regístrate
Workshop date: July 31st
Fullpower for Young Adults with Disabilities *California Only*
This Fullpower Safety Workshop for Young Adults with Disabilities is open to California registrants and is organized by the Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco.
Participants will learn skills and strategies to build healthy relationships and also to keep yourself and safe from harm including bullying, harassment, assault, and other violence in the community, on the job, at school, online – everywhere. If you need disability-related accommodations or would like to participate to support the safety of someone whose abilities make learning through a Zoom-based class difficult, please share this information when you enroll.
TO LEARN MORE AND ENROLL: Enrollment for ‘Special Opportunity’ workshops is always done by the organizing group, not by Kidpower. For this class: Contact Brianna Sendziak, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, July 31st, 2-4pm Pacific Time | Flyer
We tailor online programs for all kinds of groups!
Schools, clubs, businesses, nonprofit agencies, and informal groups of families and friends organize sessions tailored to their needs. Your options include:
Fullpower Adult Safety Workshops
Fullpower Adult Safety Workshops teach skills for adults to protect themselves and others from harassment, violence, and other threats to physical and emotional safety in the workplace, online, in public, and at home.
Professional Development Workshops
Professional Development Workshops teach strategies for preK-college and health/social service agency staff to integrate Kidpower skills and methodology in their work with students, patients, clients, and consumers.
Parent Workshops teach caregivers how to protect and empower their children with age-appropriate safety, communication, and relationship building skills.
Parent/Child Workshops give families fun, engaging opportunities to practice age-appropriate safety and communication skills together.
Parent/Teen Workshops focuses on safety skills for growing independence in public, including online, as well as boundary and communication skills for healthy relationships.
Class/Group Workshops for school or agency groups together with their regular teachers, staff, counselors, coaches, or other leaders teach skills adapted to their ages, abilities, and life situations.
Contact us to talk about a workshop for your group!
Students of diverse abilities practice “Looking at each other with eyes of love” while learning relationship safety skills.
Comments from Workshop Organizers and Participants
By organizing the Teenpower class, we were able to make this experience happen not only for our daughter but also for so many of her friends. In addition to getting individual skills, they learned skills and language for setting up safety plans with each other when they go out together.
―A Relieved Parent
Private Workshop Organizer
Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas and online resources with educators like me. I have been an early childhood educator for 32 years and believe in developing socio-emotional skills of young children.The socio-emotional issues we tackle in the classroom are getting more and more challenging each day. And what you do makes our lives as teachers a lot easier. Thank you for what you do.
― Jocelynn Summers
Pre-K Teacher, The Tobin School in Natick, MA
We first worked with Kidpower after a couple of concerning incidents that left our teachers, aides, and family service workers concerned for their own safety. The Fullpower adult program helped our staff learn how to protect themselves from possible danger and how to de-escalate confrontations.
― Cynthia Yao
Family Services Manager, Institute for Human and Social Development
Kidpower Online Learning Programs
At-Home Activities & Resources: Watch, Read, Color, & Share!
Download these fun and informative posters, ebooks, and safety tips to share skills with children in your life.
Kidpower Coloring Books — in 11 Languages!
Kidpower Safety Signals for Kids, Teens, and Adults
Adults and Teens
Recorded Community Webinars and Teaching Videos
Featured Fullpower Teen & Adult Safety Skills Webinars
The tremendous response we have had to our Fullpower Community Webinar Series shows how the emotional safety, boundary-setting, advocacy, and conflict resolution skills we teach are needed more now than ever in these challenging times.
Watch recordings of our new webinars below and use the following links to check out the additional resources mentioned in each webinar:
- Emotional Safety Webinar – Resources
- Boundary Skills Webinar – Resources
- Advocacy Skills Webinar – Resources
- Conflict Resolution Skills Webinar – Resources
See our Kidpower Videos page for more.
Featured Kidpower Safety Skills Video Shorts for Kids and their adults
See more Kidpower Videos for Teaching Children