These classes are for kids, 1st through 5th grades, AND their parents/adults.
Students will practice the skills with their adults in real time through structured, developmentally appropriate games, stories, and role-plays.
NOTE: Kidpower will also be in the Kindergarten and 3rd grade classrooms in December. This workshop is recommended for students and their families in the other grade levels.
Part One: Safety In Public: Skills to Be Aware, Take Charge, and Get Help
November 2, 2022, 6-7 p.m.
Introduces safety rules for when kids are in a public place or on their own. Kids will learn how to walk, stand and move with awareness and confidence; Families will learn how to create Safety Plans for many situations when they are on their own including school, overnights, at the pool, skating rink, movies, or even in the front yard or neighborhood.
Part Two: Safety with Strangers: Using Your Voice and Body to Stay Safe
November 9, 2022, 6-7 p.m.
Kids will learn rules for staying home alone including with a sibling or for brief periods of time. They will learn the Kidpower Safety Rules to Check First/Think First before getting close to or talking to a stranger; taking anything from a stranger; changing the plan about who they are with or where they are going; and getting help in an emergency. They will learn and practice how to use strong, clear voices and to move away to safety when needed.
Part Three: Boundary Skills with People We Know
November 16, 2022, 6-7 p.m.
Kids will learn what boundaries are and how to set effective boundaries with people they know. They will practice using clear language to deal with emotional coercion and bribery. They will learn to tell an adult if they feel unsafe and to persist until they get the help they need. Kids will also learn ways to protect themselves from words that hurt.