Fullpower Healthy Relationships

Developed with and for teens and adults with intellectual disabilities, this programme provides practical tools to build resilience and to prevent bullying, violence and abuse.

Resource cost is in USD - approximately NZD $115.

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What's included?

  • 60 Comic Style Stories
  • 1 Start Here Booklet
  • 1 Comprehensive Facilitators Guide
  • 4 Posters
  • Community Newsletter
  • With more to come!

Who is it for?

Developed with and for teens and adults with intellectual disabilities, Fullpower Healthy Relationships is adaptable for younger ages. It is effective for a wide range of disabilities, including Autism/Asperger’s, Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities; dual diagnosis of developmental disability and severe emotional disturbance; Tourette’s Syndrome; post traumatic stress disorder; auditory and/or visual processing disorders; and physical disabilities that limit movement, such as paralysis, and/or that require aids such as walkers, braces, canes, service dogs, and wheelchairs.

What's Next?

Our previous interactive online resource worked on Flash player, which is no longer supported. We are replacing these resources by providing the PDF's/all the hardcopy contents here.

Our users are instrumental in guiding us as we create new resources, stories, videos or whatever there is demand for! Enroll (here or the free course) to join our mailing list, and help us with your feedback and ideas.

You can also text or call (from NZ) Cornelia on 021 039 2340 or 0800 543 769

Meet the Fullpower Friends

Talib, Mike, Mei Lin, and Marama will become great friends as they navigate 60+ challenges and adventures together and during their day-to-day lives. Join them as they ride the bus, spend time with girlfriends and boyfriends, visit the park, go to parties, and find out what makes a healthy relationship.
Patrick Jones - Course author


Expected Outcomes

Independent evaluations confirm these outcomes as realistic:
  • Acquire relevant and useful risk reducing, social skills, knowledge, attitude and behaviour.
  • Build positive, healthy relationships with peers, people in general and supporters, family and caregivers.
  • Reduce sexual violence, abuse and neglect in families, Whanau, school and community.
  • Support users to better fit in, learn and reach their full potential.
Patrick Jones - Course author

The Evidence

Independent Evaluations

Several Independent evaluations have found that the programme was of high quality, easy to follow and enjoyable for students.

Consistent behaviour change

  • “Retention rates were good at least six months after the Healthy Relationships programme had concluded”
  • “Positive behaviour changes were noted both in the classroom, during break times and at home”

Educators and parents

  • "the shiniest tool in my cupboard because it is used most often"
  • “This programme is brilliant!”
  • “100% of my students have shown improvement”
  • "...she says no now and that just means so much in terms of her own safety"

Meet the Team

Just some of the experts who have made and continue to make Fullpower Healthy Relationships what it is today.
Irene van der Zande
Kidpower International Founder & Executive Director
Cornelia Baumgartner
Kidpower New Zealand Founder & Programme Developer
FPHR Ambassadors
Our amazing Ambassadors from across New Zealand

And you!

We work with hundreds of people around the globe to gather stories and expertise. Now we rely on your input to improve and adapt! Please register for the course and then use the 'discuss' tab as you go, to share with us what you discover.

If you or someone you know would like to become an Ambassador, let us know! Ambassadors are paid for their work sharing FPHR skills.