Protecting Child Safety at All Levels of Society

4. Use and provide Kidpower skills for emotional and physical safety

Kidpower post-election safety tip #4: Use and provide Kidpower skills for emotional and physical safety

Learn, teach, and coach social and physical safety skills, such as how to: speak up in ways that are both powerful and respectful; manage your emotional triggers; protect yourself from verbal and physical attacks; recognize and leave an unsafe situation; set boundaries about unsafe or disrespectful behavior; respect the boundaries of others; and get help when you need it. Rehearse using examples that are relevant to the individuals, and in ways that are fun and successful. If this sounds like a lot to take on, know that this is what we cover in Kidpower workshops and educational materials, and we would love to teach, review, or practice with you.

Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International has training centers in 7 states across the USA as well as 15 international locations! We also offer distance learning and coaching through webinars, coaching via Skype, and through the extensive educational materials offered in the Kidpower Resource Library.

About Irene van der Zande:


Doing Right by Our Kids co-creator, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director Irene van der Zande is a master at teaching safety through stories and practices and at inspiring others to do the same. Her child protection and personal safety expertise has been featured by USA Today, CNN, Today Moms, the LA Times, and The Wall Street Journal. She has authored many books on personal safety including: Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe, the Kidpower Safety Comics series, the Relationship Safety Skills Handbook for Teens and Adults, and The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People. To schedule an interview with Irene, call the Kidpower Central Office, (800) 467-6997 Ext. 6#

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