Kidpower Book for Caring Adults & Communities

Community of Protection

Are you a Caring Kidpower Adult?

I must say, when I got my copy of this book, I felt a bit daunted by the size of it.

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Talk about value for money! I looked at it, rather than read it, for about 2 months. It just sat there next to my chair on the sill. I did eventually flick through it – without reading – and saw a colourful, organised, picture-inclusive book in which there proved to be a huge amount of helpful, life-changing information.

The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People

I wanted to train with Kidpower on the Instructor training and this was also my pre-course text book. When I have to do something and I’m afraid of failure, I tend to not do it – not until I have to or time’s running out and the pressure is on!

I was grateful for the generous amount of pictures which made me smile, taught me with visuals, sometimes without even having to read anything, I could see what was going on. But then I became engrossed when I started reading the text. It was so interesting and informative – then I had to know everything. I bought every single Kidpower book and also ordered the books by Gavin de Becker, who wrote the Foreword, which are incredibly hair-raising and honest.

Don’t be Afraid to Learn in different ways

Learning new things makes us wiser. Reading about how to protect your children is the textbook version of learning from someone else’s life lessons. Going to a Workshop allows you to interact with others and to learn from lots of people, and they can learn from you. It confirms for you that you are not alone! How many times do we need to hear that, my friends?

Know Thy Neighbour

Talking to your friends, or even strangers, about child protection and sharing great ideas and safety skills you’ve picked up, helps to create a community of protection around our children. Getting to know your neighbour rather than living in a bubble is a far safer way to live.

I wish you a delightful read.

Share with your community – Go On, be a STAR!

Ursula

Highly recommended, add these books by Gavin de Becker to your collection.

Stranger Safety and Kidnapping Prevention Skills

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Stranger Safety & 

Kidnapping Prevention Skills

There are hundreds of resources available for everyone to learn from and share on the Kidpower.org website.  I spent over a year learning about child safety and advocacy and chose to train with Kidpower. I went to America in January 2016 and did my Instructor Training and now have a couple of workshop videos I need to record to complete my certification. We had the most wonderful time together. Such wonderful, inspirational people. I’m very proud to have been a part of the group in California this year, to have met the team and to have been trained by a lovely group who came from far and wide to train us new recruits. I think it was the children we taught who were training us!! Boy do they keep you on your toes!

I also met a wonderful South African lady who has taken Kidpower back home. I hope to share some stories about SA through her. So watch this space.

I’ve chosen the topic of stranger safety and kidnapping prevention skills because I’ve been reading articles about the awful trafficking that has been going on in Nepal since their earthquake a year ago, where the papers say government officials have been accepting bribes to traffic people into slavery, forced marriages, and the sex trade. It reminds me of my constant awareness of kidnapping and teaching my children about trusting their instincts with strangers, wherever we are. I hope you find this article informative and please keep browsing and learning from this incredible resource.

If you’re interested in attending a Kidpower workshop in Bristol over the next couple of months then please let me know so I can get you booked on.

Keep Safe.