San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2013
Kidpower, a leading child safety education nonprofit, will welcome professionals from around the world to San Francisco for its premiere “summer institute”. Organizers say there are just five spots left in the August 3-day training in child safety advocacy and leadership skills to protect children from abuse, abduction and bullying within their schools, youth programs, and communities.
“The turnout for this training is really impressive,” says Irene van der Zande, Kidpower founder and executive director. “So far, we have participants coming from Vietnam, India, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Guadalupe, Germany, and Canada — as well as educators, parents, and children’s advocates from local Bay Area schools and organizations.”
“So often in the news, we see how the trap of what I call ‘The Illusion of Safety,’ and the lack of a few key personal safety skills, have led to such terrible suffering,” says van der Zande, who is the lead trainer for "Kidpower’s Skills for Child Protection" professional 3-day training in San Francisco, August 9 - 11, 2013.
“What if young people truly knew how to resist being tricked into accepting a ride, had the skills and confidence to intervene or speak up in the moment to stop bullying and abuse, and how to get help from busy adults? When the adults in leadership positions know how to protect children, then they can also empower them to take charge of their own safety.”
The Kidpower Skills for Child Protection summer training reveals key concepts based on Kidpower’s 24 years of developing and teaching “People Safety” to children, teens, adults, parents, teachers, other professionals, as well as its own instructors, worldwide. “People safety sk
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