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Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

What Is The Need?

Caring adults often feel helpless in the face of today’s alarming news:

  • Children are the most criminally victimized segment of the population, and a significant number face multiple victimizations during a single year (Finkelhor, D., 2008).
  • At some point in their lifetime, 54% of children and adolescents (ages 0 to 17) experience some form of physical assault, 25% are victims of physical bullying, and 30% are victims of emotional bullying (Townsend, C. & Rheingold, A. A., 2013).
  • Nationwide, 14.8% of students report being cyberbullied, including being bullied through e-mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, websites, or texting, according to the report, by the Centers for Disease Control in 2014.
  • About one in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday (Townsend, C. & Rheingold, A. A., 2013).
  • Approximately 40% of child victims disclose that they have been sexually abused and many do not disclose at all (Ullman, S.E., 2007)
  • About 90% of all abuse happens with a person a child knows (Finkelhor, D., 2012).
  • About 1/3 of these are family members and the other 2/3 are people the child routinely comes into contact with and often trusts (Finkelhor, D. , 2012)
  • 40% of children sexually abused are abused by other kids (Finkelhor, D., 2012).
  • People with developmental disabilities are victimized at a rate nearly 11 times higher than their typical peers and are often repeatedly assaulted (Sobsey, D., 1995).
  • Childhood emotional, physical and sexual abuse has a range of physical, psychological, and behavioral consequences for individual victims, both immediate and long-term. These include episodes of depression, suicide attempts, substance abuse, domestic violence and developing life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and stroke (van der Kolk, 2005).

Fortunately, Kidpower represents hope.
Kidpower teaches young people to use their voices to speak up about safety concerns and to get help when needed from trusted adults.

Skills for Lifelong Safety and Confidence

Our Programs

Weekend Family Workshops

The Weekend Family Workshop for kids ages 7-12 is the most comprehensive (and fun!) program Kidpower offers, incorporating a wide …

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Starting Strong Workshop

Starting Strong Workshops are an introduction to People Safety Skills for young children ages 4-6. Storytelling, puppets and interactive role-plays …

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Teenpower

This one-day workshop for teenagers provides a safe and supportive environment for participants to learn and practice emotional and physical …

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Students with Special Needs

This program is designed to reduce bullying, exploitation and abuse against students with special needs. People with disabilities or other …

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Customized Private Classes

Agencies serving young people with significant life challenges may choose to set up a customized class for their clients so …

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School/Agency Workshops

School workshops provide training for students and their caregivers including parents and school staff. The Kidpower approach ensures that every …

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School Professionals Training

This training guides professionals in bringing Kidpower concepts to the school setting, preschool through high school. Trainings can be as …

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Community Education

These forums teach about importance and effectiveness of safety education in a variety of settings and teach simple skills for …

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