Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower, International (also known as Kidpower) is a non-profit organization that teaches people of all ages and abilities safety, confidence, self-protection and advocacy skills. Educators, mental health professionals, and law enforcement agencies endorse the organization for its ability to provide participants with skills that help to prevent bullying, molestation, assaults and abductions.
Irene van der Zande gathered experts in child development, education, mental health, rape crisis intervention, martial arts and law enforcement and established Kidpower International in 1989. Since its inception, the organization has taught over two million individuals at its centers and offices throughout the world.
Programs and services
Kidpower provides programs designed to reduce incidents of bullying, violence and victimization. Kidpower has representatives in the United States, Argentina, Brasil, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Lebanon, India, Vietnam, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
- RealFighing Kidpower! Teaching KIDS to Use Their power To Stay Safe http://www.realfighting.com/content.php?id=80
- Kidpower: Up-Beat Lessons on Being Safe Barbara Lawrence September 2000 http://www.growing-up.com/viewarticle.php?id=46
- Colorado Trust Keeping Kids Safe with Kidpower Widefield School District #3 http://www.thecoloradotrust.org/index.cfm?fuseAction=Grantmaking.BullyingPrevention
- "History of Kidpower". Kidpower.
- "About us". Kidpower.