Are you, or a family member, available for a special FREE mini-workshop with your kids on Friday, July

27th, in San Mateo? We still have a limited number of spots left in three short Kidpower workshops, which will be filmed by Storytellers for Good for our One Million Safer Kids campaign. We are especially looking for families with children with special needs who would like to practice some safety skills and are willing to be filmed in the early afternoon session- and there are a few spaces left in the morning sessions too! Although this is not a full Kidpower class, children and parents together will be taught and practice Kidpower skills in a fun hands-on way. This is a great opportunity to come together A girl practices her Kidpower with your kids in a safe environment to discuss personal safety, how to avoid bullying, and 'Ready Position'. how to defend themselves in potentially dangerous situations. Seeing a film crew in action is also exciting and interesting for many kids. The schedule will be: 9-10:30 a.m. Children, ages 3-6, with their parents for a "Starting Strong Safety Practices with Puppets" 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children, ages 7-14, with their parents for "Kidpower Safety Practices with some physical self-defense instruction"- will include a head-to-toe padded instructor 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Tailored safety practices for young people with special needs (ages 5-17) together with their parents Parents will need to plan to attend with their children and will be asked to sign a video release. However, we will NOT use the last names of children or parents on the videos or give out any other personal information. Both Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Erika Leonard, California Program Manager, will be leading the practices. If you want more information on Kidpower please go to or if you have questions about the workshop, please email Space in the workshops is limited so please RSVP right away to let us know if you will attend. You will be given the address and any other information you need when you register. E-mail or call 1-800-467-6997 Ext1# Hoping you are having a wonderful summer,

Irene van der Zande is the Executive Director and Founder of Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International and author of the newly released "Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People", with foreword by Gavin de Becker, best-selling author of "The Gift of Fear" and "Protecting the Gift". This comprehensive guide puts Kidpower's 23+ years of expertise at the fingertips of parents, teaches, counselors, coaches and other caring adults. Her previous book, "Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe", is used by many families, schools, and youth organizations to develop their own anti-bullying programs, and includes step-by-step sections, with the words to say and the actions to take to coach both adults and kids on how to stop bullying in the moment and to prevent future problems.

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