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The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People Paperback – April 10, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 404 pages
  • Publisher: KIDPOWER Press (April 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979619173
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979619175
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.9 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #660,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

More About the Author

In 1985, when her family was young, Irene van der Zande protected a group of small children, including her own two, from a man who was threatening to kidnap them. Even though she stopped this attack by yelling and by ordering a bystander to help, this frightening experience left her with a determination to do everything in her power to keep her own kids safe - and all children safe- and finally, to help everyone, everywhere, learn how to use their own power to take charge of their emotional and physical safety.

Today, Irene 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 a quarter of a century.

Kidpower is a nonprofit leader in child protection and personal safety that has protected over 2 million people of all ages and abilities from bullying, violence, and abuse through educational resources, in-person workshops, and consulting. 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.

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Easy to understand, good lessons, awesome illustrations!
Theresa Fontaine
I hope every adult who has a child in their life or who works with kids gets this book, reads it and helps kids everywhere be safer and happier!
G. Amanda
From stranger safety to sexual abuse prevention to bullying prevention, The Kidpower Book gives practical skills and answers.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amy Tiemann VINE VOICE on May 12, 2012
Format: Paperback
"The Kidpower Book" is a must-have resource for parents, teachers and other caring adults. As an international nonprofit organization, Kidpower has taught personal safety skills to more than two million people worldwide, through their interactive personal safety workshops and other educational resources. Kidpower's positive, success-based approach to learning safety skills is both refreshing and effective. Research has validated the Kidpower teaching method as an evidence-based approach.

Incorporating Kidpower skills into my family's daily lives has helped me raise a child who is independent and prepared to explore the world with safety and confidence. Now all families can access this knowledge through "The Kidpower Book," a resource that is chock-full of practical safety skills and strategies, presented in a very accessible format. Topics include these and more: What Adults need to know about "People Safety" for kids; Building a foundation of emotional safety for young people; Five key self-protection strategies for preventing trouble; Protecting young people from bullying; Protecting children from sexual abuse; and Protecting kids from abduction and teaching stranger safety.

Kidpower empowers adults to teach these skills to kids in a way that is both effective and emotionally safe, not scary. This book is a treasure-trove of information and I am proud to give Kidpower my highest personal and professional recommendation.

--Amy Tiemann, Ph.D.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mom4Good on April 24, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is by far the most comprehensive book I've seen for adults wanting to help kids and teens learn age-appropriate personal safety skills. From stranger safety to sexual abuse prevention to bullying prevention, The Kidpower Book gives practical skills and answers. As a parent, I don't need any more scare stories, I need to know what I can DO to help my kids learn to be safe. The Kidpower Book gives me information in a way that makes me feel prepared, but not overwhelmed. It's written in clear language that's easy to understand and apply with my actual kids in everyday life. I haven't found anything else like it!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SusanOJ on July 10, 2012
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As both a parent and a school administrator, I have seen the strength of "Kidpower" at work. Not only would this book be a wonderful gift, it can also be used as the starting point for discussions at parent meetings. The stories in the book are excellent examples to be used in helping parents and others to understand and practice strategies that create an environment of confidence for children so that we can prevent the epidemic of bullying we are experiencing in our schools. My thanks to Ms. Van der Zant for writing this book and for her couragious leadership in the quest to protect all children.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. Amanda on June 7, 2012
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I have been working with kids for over 10 years and this book is such an amazing resource! As an adult it helps me understand how I can talk to - and above all teach - kids about safety.
What I like about the book is it covers so many areas of the aspect of safety for kids...not only abuse but also bullying, strangers and emergencies.
It is all done in such a positive way, looking at how to prevent a lot of problems and also how to have better relationships with other people.
It is a very comprehensive guide that is easy to read and simple to implement.
I hope every adult who has a child in their life or who works with kids gets this book, reads it and helps kids everywhere be safer and happier!
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