Workshops for All Ages

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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! If you’re interested in learning to teach these skills yourself, check out our Training Page!

Special Opportunity Workshops

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: October 16th
Skills for Safety and Independence: Teenpower Strategies for Ages 13-18

Learn skills to protect yourself and others from bullying, harassment, assault, and other violence with Erika from Kidpower.

We’ll practice ways to:

  • Deal confidently with offensive, disrespectful behavior
  • Protect yourself emotionally from identity-based attacks
  • Recognize the pattern of attack – and ways to interrupt it
  • Stay calm and effective in the face of threats, bullying, and harassment
  • Make safety plans on your own and with friends – so you can respond quickly if there’s trouble
  • Advocate for yourself and others to be safer at school, at home, and in your community.

This workshop has been organized by Stand with Trans as part of their Trans Empowerment Month series of events supporting safety and empowerment for transgender and gender diverse youth and their allies. Youth up to age 24 participate free; registration fee for adults 25+ covers the full month-long conference of events.

Saturday, October 16th, 1pm-2pm Pacific Time | Learn more & register

Fecha del taller: 16 de Octubre
Habilidades de Kidpower para adultos: Protege y empodera a los jóvenes transgénero

Este taller es GRATUITO.

En este taller para padres, educadores y otros adultos cuidadores descubrirás estrategias para proteger y empoderar a los jóvenes transgénero y de género diverso. Aprenderás habilidades que podrás usar de inmediato para que tu clase, hogar, escuela o grupo sea más seguro para los jóvenes transgénero, con lo cual también estos espacios serán más seguros ¡para TODOS los jóvenes! Además, aprenderás formas de ayudar a los niños y adolescentes a desarrollar sus propias habilidades para protegerse, física y emocionalmente del bullying, el acoso, las amenazas y las agresiones. Esta clase será presentada completamente en español.

Stand with Trans organiza este taller de Kidpower en el marco de una serie de eventos por el Mes del Empoderamiento Trans en favor de la seguridad y el empoderamiento de las juventudes transgénero y de género diverso, junto a sus aliados

Sábado 16 de Octubre de 1pm a 2pm hora del Pacífico Regístrate | Más información y regístrate 

Workshop date: October 23rd
Kidpower for ages 6-12 with their adult(s)

Together with their adults, kids ages 6-12 learn skills they can use right away to have more fun and fewer problems with people.
Families will learn not just the skills but also how they can keep practicing as a team!

We’ll practice strategies kids can use to:

  • Face bullying with confidence
  • Spot trouble early – and move away from it!
  • Protect themselves from hurtful words
  • Stop unwanted touch and attention
  • Speak up for inclusion and safety
  • Get help from adults – and persist until they get it!

This workshop is one of 3 Kidpower events organized by Stand with Trans as part of their Trans Empowerment Month series of events supporting safety and empowerment for transgender and gender diverse youth and their allies!

Youth up to age 24 participate free; registration fee for adults 25+ covers the full month-long conference of events.

Saturday, October 23rd, 12pm-1pm Pacific Time | Learn more & register

Workshop date: November 15th
Protecting and Empowering Our Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children

This workshop is open to parents, educators, and others teaching and caring for children who are Deaf/hard of hearing. In this adults-only workshop, learn ways to help kids build stronger relationships – and be safer from harm!

We’ll practice ways to:

  • Teach safety skills using fun, not fear
  • Strengthen kids’ peer/friendship skills
  • Protect kids from abuse and bullying
  • Adapt safety skills for kids’ abilities

This workshop has been organized by the American Society for Deaf Children.

Monday, November 15th, 8pm-9:30pm Eastern Time | Learn more & register | Flyer

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Next Session: September 25th
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 Workshop:

  • Saturday, September 25th, 10am-11am Pacific Time Register
Próximo taller: 2 de Octubre
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.

Próximo taller:

  • Sábado, 2 de Octubre, 10am-11am hora del Pacífico Regístrate
Next Session: October 3rd
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!

Next Workshop:

  • Sunday, October 3rd, 10am-11am Pacific Time Register 
Parentpower Programs for parents and other caring adults

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Select a title below to learn more and register now! Partial scholarships available.

Próximo taller: 27 de Septiembre
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.

Próximo taller:

  • Lunes, 27 de Septiembre, 6pm-7pm hora del Pacífico Regístrate
Next Session: September 30th
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.

Next Workshop:

  • Thursday, September 30th, 12pm-1pm Pacific Time Register 
Next Session: October 19th
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.

Next Workshop:

  • Tuesday, October 19th, 4pm-5pm Pacific Time Register 
Next Session: November 8th
Family Relationships

Learn 5 strategies you can use right away to strengthen communication with family members – and others! 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. Scholarship funding available!

Next Workshop:

  • Tuesday, November 8th, 8pm-9pm Pacific Time Register 
Next Session: Coming soon!
Safety for Young Children

Learn the Kidpower approach for making safety a part of your daily life with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers in ways that are fun, positive, and practical – not scary! 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.

Next Workshop:

  • Coming soon!
Teenpower/Fullpower Programs for teens and adults

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Select a title below to learn more and register now! Partial scholarships available.

Next Session: December 12th
Introduction to Self-Defense, for adults and teens 15+

Participants 15 + will learn 7 physical self-defense skills to escape an attack – plus strategies to avoid needing to use them! This US$75 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.

Next Workshop:

  • Sunday, December 12th, 11am-12pm Pacific Time Register 
Next Session: Coming soon!
Emotional Safety Skills, for adults as well as teens 15+ together with their adults

Learn skills you can use right away to protect yourself emotionally in challenging situations with friends, family, co-workers, and strangers. 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, & practice the skills. Partial scholarships available.

Next Workshop:

  • Coming soon!

Workshops

Learn Kidpower from the experts! Options include:

  • Online, self-paced courses with captioned videos and more in the Kidpower Online Learning Center
  • Online, live ‘community’ workshops open for public enrollment – see Workshops
  • Online, live ‘organized’ workshops arranged by and for your own group, gathered virtually or physically – presented by a virtual instructor (in-person instruction is paused)

Every workshop is unique! In the planning stage, we listen and ask questions about your needs and priorities. Then, we provide a service tailored just for you. Read more about our most popular workshops – and contact us to explore options for yours!

For teams of health & human services providers and educators

All kinds of schools and health, recreational, health care, and social service agencies and groups arrange Kidpower Professional Development Programs for:

  • full staff
  • volunteers
  • team members within a staff who do similar work or who work with the same clients, customers, consumers, students, or patients
  • paraprofessionals, aides, and support staff

Each is tailored to the needs of the group. Common priorities include bullying prevention; abuse prevention; safe and inclusive climate; skills for safe, strong relationships; and safety for people with special needs. US$1500-up. Contact us to discuss Kidpower Professional Development options for your agency, school, or facility!

For parents and guardians

Parentpower Programs are tailored based on your group’s priorities. Any adult can take the lead in organizing a program for any type of group such as an informal group of friends; a support and advocacy group; a school or district; a business; or a community based organization.

Your adults-only Parentpower Program can be:

  • taught in English, Spanish, or French by an instructor skilled at working with interpreters
  • open to all adults your online platform will allow – up to 95 if using Kidpower’s Zoom
  • presented in 1 or 2 parts of 1-2 hours each, US$700-up

Contact us to explore Parentpower options for your group!

For families

Familypower Programs give young people side-by-side with their parents, caregivers, or other adult allies an opportunity to have fun learning safety together! Each Familypower Program is tailored to youth participants’ ages and life situations as well as your priorities. Familypower Programs serve 10-50 families/screens (max varies based on youth ages) and can be:

  • taught in English, Spanish, or French by an instructor skilled at working with interpreters
  • tailored for youth in the age range you choose, side-by-side with their parents/guardians/adult allies
  • adapted to meet the needs of learners of diverse abilities
  • presented in 1 or 2 parts of 1-2 hours each, US$700-up

Contact us to explore Familypower options for your group!

For individual adults

Whether you are seeking skills for your own personal safety and well-being or you are seeking skills to protect and empower others – such as your own children, students, clients, or consumers – you can:

  • Learn and teach using the videos, skills guides, and other resources in the Online Learning Center courses. Consider starting with the Kidpower Child Protection Training course, the Adapting to Learning Differences course, or the Safety Powers Course, which is free to adults everywhere thanks to generous funding from Ability Central.
  • Register for one of our upcoming Community Workshops open for public registration. Individual adults can sign up for Fullpower and Parentpower programs, and you are likely to find options addressing topics of interest to you as you parent, teach, or guide others.
  • Organize a Fullpower Adult Safety workshop for yourself and friends, family members, or others in your life who are interested in learning these skills with you. Sessions can be offered in 1 or 2 parts of 1-2 hours each, US$700-up.
  • Organize a Kidpower Professional Development Workshop for yourself and others doing similar work. Your workshop could be for co-workers at a single agency – or for people doing similar work but for different agencies in different locations. Each is tailored to the needs of the group. Sessions can be offered in 1 or 2 parts of 1-2 hours each, US$1500-up.

Contact us with any questions about our workshops, resources, or programs for yourself or for a group!

Costs

Self-paced courses in the Kidpower Online Learning Center are priced by course – and some are free! See current self-paced course offerings and costs.

Depending on your group and your priorities, live workshops online or in-person (if available in your area) can be:

  • 1-6 hours in length, total
  • One-time, single-session
  • Multi-part, 2-12 sessions

Minimum costs for workshops and programs taught live:

  • US$700-up for parent/caregiver and family workshops
  • US$700-up for workshops serving a teacher with their class
  • US$1500-up for professional development programs

Please do not let lack of money stop you from reaching out! Since 1989, we have remained committed to doing all in our power to ensure that money is not the sole factor preventing people from getting access to Kidpower. Costs listed are the costs incurred by Kidpower, and we have an outstanding track record of working with groups to address costs, including by using grant funding secured by Kidpower.

Contact us now to talk about your situation! We will tell you the exact cost of the services you are considering.

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

For teams of health & human services providers and educators

All kinds of schools and health, recreational, health care, and social service agencies and groups arrange Kidpower Professional Development Programs for:

  • full staff
  • volunteers
  • team members within a staff who do similar work or who work with the same clients, customers, consumers, students, or patients
  • paraprofessionals, aides, and support staff

Each is tailored to the needs of the group. Common priorities include bullying prevention; abuse prevention; safe and inclusive climate; skills for safe, strong relationships; and safety for people with special needs. US$1500-up. Contact us to discuss Kidpower Professional Development options for your agency, school, or facility!

For parents and guardians

Parentpower Programs are tailored based on your group’s priorities. Any adult can take the lead in organizing a program for any type of group such as an informal group of friends; a support and advocacy group; a school or district; a business; or a community based organization.

Your adults-only Parentpower Program can be:

  • taught in English, Spanish, or French by an instructor skilled at working with interpreters
  • open to all adults your online platform will allow – up to 95 if using Kidpower’s Zoom
  • presented in 1 or 2 parts of 1-2 hours each, US$700-up

Contact us to explore Parentpower options for your group!

For families

Familypower Programs give young people side-by-side with their parents, caregivers, or other adult allies an opportunity to have fun learning safety together! Each Familypower Program is tailored to youth participants’ ages and life situations as well as your priorities. Familypower Programs serve 10-50 families/screens (max varies based on youth ages) and can be:

  • taught in English, Spanish, or French by an instructor skilled at working with interpreters
  • tailored for youth in the age range you choose, side-by-side with their parents/guardians/adult allies
  • adapted to meet the needs of learners of diverse abilities
  • presented in 1 or 2 parts of 1-2 hours each, US$700-up

Contact us to explore Familypower options for your group!

For individual adults

Whether you are seeking skills for your own personal safety and well-being or you are seeking skills to protect and empower others – such as your own children, students, clients, or consumers – you can:

  • Learn and teach using the videos, skills guides, and other resources in the Online Learning Center courses. Consider starting with the Kidpower Child Protection Training course, the Adapting to Learning Differences course, or the Safety Powers Course, which is free to adults everywhere thanks to generous funding from Ability Central.
  • Register for one of our upcoming Community Workshops open for public registration. Individual adults can sign up for Fullpower and Parentpower programs, and you are likely to find options addressing topics of interest to you as you parent, teach, or guide others.
  • Organize a Fullpower Adult Safety workshop for yourself and friends, family members, or others in your life who are interested in learning these skills with you. Sessions can be offered in 1 or 2 parts of 1-2 hours each, US$700-up.
  • Organize a Kidpower Professional Development Workshop for yourself and others doing similar work. Your workshop could be for co-workers at a single agency – or for people doing similar work but for different agencies in different locations. Each is tailored to the needs of the group. Sessions can be offered in 1 or 2 parts of 1-2 hours each, US$1500-up.

Contact us with any questions about our workshops, resources, or programs for yourself or for a group!

Costs

Self-paced courses in the Kidpower Online Learning Center are priced by course – and some are free! See current self-paced course offerings and costs.

Depending on your group and your priorities, live workshops online or in-person (if available in your area) can be:

  • 1-6 hours in length, total
  • One-time, single-session
  • Multi-part, 2-12 sessions

Minimum costs for workshops and programs taught live:

  • US$700-up for parent/caregiver and family workshops
  • US$700-up for workshops serving a teacher with their class
  • US$1500-up for professional development programs

Please do not let lack of money stop you from reaching out! Since 1989, we have remained committed to doing all in our power to ensure that money is not the sole factor preventing people from getting access to Kidpower. Costs listed are the costs incurred by Kidpower, and we have an outstanding track record of working with groups to address costs, including by using grant funding secured by Kidpower.

Contact us now to talk about your situation! We will tell you the exact cost of the services you are considering.

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

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