This easy-to-use and comprehensive guide puts Kidpower's decades of experience at the fingertips of parents and all adults who care about protecting children and teens from bullying, abuse, abduction, and other violence - and prepares them to empower young people with skills and knowledge for developing positive relationships, increasing confidence, and taking charge of their emotional and physical safety.Over 400 pages of inspiring stories, hands-on activities, and clear explanations are provided through the following chapters: - What Adults Need to Know About "People Safety" for Kids- Creating a Foundation of Emotional Safety for Young People- Five Key Self-Protection Strategies for Preventing Trouble- Safety Plans to Prepare for the Unexpected- Boundaries and Advocacy to Build Better Relationships- Self-Defense to Stop Most Emergencies- Protecting Young People From Bullying- Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse- Protecting Kids from Abduction and Teaching Stranger Safety- The Safety of Kids is Everybody's Business - How to Intervene- One Million Safer Kids - A Call to Action From KidpowerKidpower's positive hands-on method reduces anxiety, develops competence, and increases confidence for adults and children alike. Topics include: building a foundation of emotional safety; self-protection to stop most trouble before it starts; and healthy boundaries to prevent problems and develop positive relationships.The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults is the most comprehensive guide available for adults who want to learn how to protect and promote the emotional and physical safety of the young people in their lives. Kidpower is highly recommended by experts worldwide for teaching violence prevention and personal safety skills in ways that are positive, practical, effective, safe, and relevant across a wide range of cultures, life situations, ages, and abilities. Gavin de Becker, best-selling author of The Gift of Fear and Protecting the Gift, who wrote the foreword: "I recommend Kidpower as a strong foundation of every family's personal safety training. I've been fortunate to serve as an Advisor to Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International for almost 20 years. That commitment began as I watched kids at a workshop, saw them joyfully and successfully taught to practice skills that can keep them safe, and I felt intuitively 'This is right.'"According to Ellen Bass, co-author of The Courage to Heal and Free Your Mind, and Kidpower's founding board president, "Kidpower's upbeat approach empower's kids and adults alike with the social-emotional skills they need, not just to be safe, but to thrive. Kidpower's commitment to integrity, respect, and excellence is reflected throughout this book."Learn more at www.Kidpower.org and check out our abundant FREE online library of resources.
About the Author
Irene van der Zande is an international expert in personal safety, a prolific author, and an inspiring trainer. As the founder and executive director of Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International, known as Kidpower for short, Irene has been a tireless leader in protecting and empowering children, teens, and adults around the world for more than two decades. Irene has written comprehensive training manuals, books for children as well as for adult, articles, and blogs, creating an extensive and growing library of resources to bring "People Safety" knowledge into the daily practices of individuals, families, schools, organizations, and communities. Kidpower has directly served more than 2.5 million people of all ages and abilities since its founding in 1989, offering workshops and an extensive free and low-cost selection of articles, podcasts, blog posts, curriculum teaching kits and books, including: "Bullying - What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe," the "Kidpower Safety Comics" series, and "The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults," a comprehensive resource for adults who want to learn how to protect the emotional and physical safety of the young people in their lives. Kidpower's newest global initiative is the "One Million Safer Kids campaign, which has the goal of making at least one million young people safer from bullying, violence, and abuse through greater awareness, action, and skills by July 1, 2016.