Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International (known as Kidpower)

Rating: 4.84 stars   142 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Crime & Law, Bullying

Location: 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 2 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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2 people found this review helpful

I had been searching for the appropriate self-defense workshop that I could take with my 16-year old son and feel very fortunate to have found the Teenpower program. The instructors addressed the needs of all the participants based on their personal experiences, age, background and ability. They were caring, and experienced teachers. The program was interesting, informative, useful and fun all at the same time. I would highly recommend it and suggest that organizations look to offering similar programs in schools and community associations.

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2013

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I took a KidPower seminar through my son's preschool and felt inspired and empowered as a parent and also just as a person. The "people safety" skills that KidPower teaches are important for kids and adults, alike. I've been using the information from the seminar with both of my children for the last year and am excited to be taking my daughter to a parent/child KidPower workshop next weekend.

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The first Kidpower workshop I ever attended taught me more about parenting than any book I've ever read on the subject. I finally had useful language to use while trying to teach my son about how to behave in the world and keep himself safe! With the skills he and I have learned from Kidpower, I am confident about our journey through childhood. I look forward to attending more workshops as he enters adolescence so that I can help him better navigate that difficult period. I believe so deeply in what Kidpower is teaching that I have become a regular donor, and I have organized Kidpower workshops for parents in two of my son's schools in our home town. I think EVERYONE should have a chance to hear what they have to say. Even if you have parenting down to a science, I truly believe you can still learn from them.

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2011

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We went to the Family safety training classes. The kids loved it, and are confident now when they deal with other adults. They both learned how to stand up for themselves, set healthy boundries, and protect themselves from stranger danger and from bullies if they ever need to.

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Life-changing

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2010

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My teen with LD and I traveled up to SF on a week night from Silicon Valley to attend the program, and it was worth it. I came away recommending the program to my child's school principal to incorporate in their guest speaker programs yearly! This session was oriented towards teens with disabilities, and it was excellent- took the information at an appropriate pace, and was fun and interactive for all. Thank you, Kidpower!

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This is a great organization. It has very helpful classes. My son took their class twice at differnt age and benefited from the classes immensely. The teachers were well-trained and vey energetic. I, as a parent, had learned a lot too. I am very grateful. Also, they publish a wonderful newsletter. Lots of helpful info! I would definitely recommned this organization to all my friends.

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This is an amazing organization that approaches child safety in a way that is logical for the adults and not at all scary for the child. Our family has been influenced by KidPower in everyday speech and in how we approach safety.

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Kidpower came to my daughter's school and did a presentation for the adults prior to the presentation with the children. I really enjoyed the presentation. There were so many tools that I learned that I wished someone had taught me as a child. I am so glad my daughters were able to participate in this program.

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Kid power is a fabulous resource for parents of any age kids. I attended workshops with my 2 children when they were each around 5 years old, right about the time they were going off to elementary school which is a stressful time for most parents. Kidpower helped me by articulating safety rules for common situations they might encounter. As parents my husband and I were worried about the unknown dangers, your imagination can go a little overboard when you are sending your precious child some where without you for the first time. Kidpower helped us to realize what the true dangers are and also to prepare for situations that we may not have thought about. More recently I got a call from the founder asking for support in the form of a donation and I took the opportunity to ask her about an issue I was facing with my teenager and she took the time to discuss my concerns, reassure me, and offered advice on how best to handle the situation. We were on the phone for at least 20 minutes discussing parenting issues, now that is an organization that really cares!

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Life-changing

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2012

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I love this organization - at last, a rational, research based, clearly explained plan. Kidpower doesn't just say platitudes. Kidpower gives specific concrete actions to take, and insists that we practice. Kidpower is very loving wil they guide us to a new mindset - one that helps us feel empowered, free to put our own safety first (at last! who knew it would feel sooo radical, to put my and my daughter's safety first?). When I am asked for advice about safety and bullying, I always refer people to Kidpower, because they translate their deep care for every human being into easy, fun, practicable action.

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Life-changing

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2012

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