Protecting Child Safety at All Levels of Society

Understanding Institutionalized Oppression: Protecting Young People From Prejudice Through Knowledge and Skills

Irene’s note: I have been writing the article below as a chapter for our forthcoming book, “Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at all Levels.” In the aftermath of the racist murders in Charleston South Carolina, I decided to release this work-in-progress now. We at Kidpower work to empower people to stay safe in the moment as much as possible, even in the face of physical or emotional attacks. This can be even more difficult when prejudice is involved, and that is a... Read more

Celebrate PRIDE Week Safely and with Confidence

Recently, I had a very poignant conversation with a man in his 50s who told me, “I grew up in a small rural town where no one had ever mentioned the possibility of my being attracted to someone of the same sex. At that time, even our church didn’t preach against it. Of course homosexuality wasn’t visible on TV, and we didn’t have the Internet. At about the age of 12, I realized that my feelings were different than the other boys, at least as far as I knew. I thought that... Read more