Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International (known as Kidpower)

Rating: 4.9 stars   156 reviews

Address:

PO Box 1212 Santa Cruz CA 95061 USA

Mission:

Vision: To work together to create cultures of caring, respect and safety for everyone, everywhere. Mission: To teach people of all ages and abilities how to stay safe, act wisely, and believe in themselves.

Results:

Kidpower has served over 4 million people with empowering and effective self-protection, confidence-building, advocacy, and personal safety skills. People who have participated in our programs and used our educational materials have said that our programs have prepared them and the people important to them to build better relationships and protect themselves from most bullying, abuse, assault, and abduction.

Target demographics:

Kidpower serves people of all ages and abilities, especially children in need, individuals with disabilities, and survivors of domestic violence and childhood abuse.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

20,000 through workshops and over 200,000 through educational resources

Geographic areas served:

We serve people locally, across the US, and around the world through trainings, educational resources, and consultations. Our US Centers include: California (offices in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area including Peninsula, East Bay, South Bay, North Bay; Monterey Bay, Los Angeles, and San Diego), Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Texas. and Vermont. Our international Centers include Argentina, Canada (British Columbia and Quebec), Germany, India, Lebanon, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam,We also have Advocates working with our organization in Pakistan, South Africa, and Vietnam.

Programs:

Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International provides an extensive free on-line Library used by individuals and organizations worldwide; affordable publications used by families, schools, and youth organizations for their own bullying and abuse prevention programs; and positive and practical workshops. Our organization provides curriculum development, training of instructors, quality assurance, and center development support for our services everywhere. Within California, we organize and teach workshops through offices in different communities. Last year, internationally, Kidpower served an estimated 50,000 children, teens, and adults, including those with special needs, through our People Safety skills workshops, parent education, training of professionals, and educational resources. About 40% were served through direct workshops and an estimated 60% were served through our educational resources. Of everyone served, over 20,000 were in California, and 30,000 were in different locations around the US and the world.

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Reviews for Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International (known as Kidpower)

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Both my teens have taken the Teenpower classes and have learned so much about staying safe in the world. I highly recommend the classes and this non-profit. They do amazing work: teaching safety skills in an empowering way! So needed! Thank you Kidpower!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Our daughter learned to feel strong if she is approached by a predator. She has a clear idea of what to do. "Stop right there!" and physical defense.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Offers a great class for teens, ages 13-17. A "must do" class for both genders.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Kidpower has been an amazing resource in our community. I was first introduced to it after a scary incident involving an eight year old in our town. When everyone was filled with fear, Kidpower was able to address our issues while remaining positive and helping kids find empowerment in the middle of a difficult time. Their approach of ensuring that parents and children walk away with the same understanding of communication and expectations is so powerful. Since then, they have done safety training in my son's school and he has learned so much. He knows why he should walk away from threatening situations and how to feel more empowered to have his voice heard. What a positive and important message for our young people!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My three-year-old uses her Kidpower language ALL THE TIME! We play a game where I tickle her and as soon as she wants to, she puts her hands up and says, "Please stop!" Then she waits a second and says, "GO!" and I tickle her again! I love knowing that she's playing when she really wants to. Kidpower helps her feel safe making her own choices about what she likes and doesn't like, and helps her feel comfortable checking in with me whenever she's worried or confused.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

We attended a Kidpower w/ full force workshop with our 7 yr. old daughter. It's one of the best things we've ever done. Such a difficult and fraught topic, handled with grace and very thoughtful professionalism. So thankful there are people who do this for a living and are so good at it.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Kidpower has helped me educate my students on Waze that they can keep themselves and others safe.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

As a karate teacher and parent, this organization gives my kids the tools to keep themselves safe and feel confident. The exercises are fun and informative, and the attitude of the organization itself is consistently positive and inclusive.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

My 14 year old daughter and friend just attended a workshop in Palo Alto. Although long, it was well worth the time. I think it really gave them the tools to think about how to handle themselves in uncomfortable situations, how to protect themselves, and how to deal with others in a variety of settings. The instructor was very professional and knowledgeable. Although my daughter would not have chosen to go on her own, she did believe that it was time well spent and gave my husaband and me a full run down afterwards.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I have a 10 year-old son who is autistic and a 7 year-olddaughter and have been looking for resources to teach safety to our kids without fear and without discrimination. When I looked for info on the web, I found the excellent Kidpower web site and books. My son and daughter and I read the cover page of the coloring book last night, and they coloured it in. We are now practicing that page.

As I looked through the Kidpower book, I recognized how much it can help my children. My son, being autistic, doesn't always know the best way to solve a problem. They say that social stories help autistic kids learn what to do. And I find that each page of the Kidpower safety book is like a social story. It gives examples of what to do and not do (with your hands), and what to say.


I'm sure these Kidpower stories and skills will give my son the knowledge and self-confidence he needs to act in appropriate ways in the future when someone disrespects him or doesn't follow the rules.


The Kidpower website and program provide an important service that can help many families.

 
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