You may know how much we love Kidpower. From their website…”Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International, known as Kidpower for short, is a global nonprofit leader in personal safety and violence prevention education, which has served more than 2.5 million people of all ages and abilities across six continents, since its founding in 1989. Instead of using fear to teach about violence prevention, the Kidpower Method makes it fun to learn to be safe, building habits that can increase the safety of young people and adults alike and that can last a lifetime.”
We were introduced to Kidpower about 5 years ago or so when I visited one of the public workshop. Their People Safety Skills curriculum was the most effective, practical, and accessible method I had ever experienced for teaching kids the skills they need to keep themselves safe. It still is. Kidpower has had some kind of presence in our Go Girls! Camps since the beginning (check out chapter 11 of Starring Celia called “Pink Lipstick” where she is introduced to Ms. Erika from Kidpower) . We loved their work so much that Allison became a certified Kidpower Instructor. And now, since 2012, Kidpower is an official partner of Go Girls!
We must feature Kidpower in this series because most everything we know about bullying awareness and prevention, we learned from Kidpower. Here are 3 specific places I want to point you…
1. I would highly recommend you pick up a copy of Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe. A must have for any Go Girl!
2. Check out this interview with our friend and Kidpower founder Irene van der Zande where she succinctly explains the elements of Kidpower in relation to addressing bullying.
3. Visit kidpower.org/bullying for more articles and resources.
This post is #12 of 25 Tips to Teach Your Daughter to Respect Herself, Command Respect, and Respect Others. Wanna make sure you get all 25 Tips for Bullying Awareness Month? CLICK HERE and we’ll send ‘em right to your email!
For more incredible Go Girls! resources for helping your girl stay safe, happy, and healthy in her relationships, check out Kidpower and get your copy of Starring Celia.