Safety Powers Program

Safety Skills For People With Communication Challenges

People of all ages with communication challenges together with the people that care for them can learn and practice ‘People Safety’ skills through a series of short lessons – which includes captioned videos, skills applied in real-life, both with and without the use of spoken language, as well as guidance for step-by-step skills practices.
Available for free thanks to our generous funding partner, Ability Central.
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What's included in this program?

  • 10 Lessons & more added every few weeks
  • Videos with real-life examples of skills
  • Step-by-step instructions to practice safety skills in a Learning Team
  • Printable skill reminders and practice guides
  • Adaptation tips for all abilities
  • Additional recommended resources

Learn 'People Safety' Skills

Learn important skills you can use right away to help you - or a person you support - make a problem better instead of bigger, as well as have better communication and healthier relationships with the important people in your life.

Hands On Practices

Kidpower can help you practice your Safety Powers so these skills become safety habits and help you and the people you care about lead happier, safer lives.
Meet the instructor

Irene van der Zande

Irene van der Zande is the Founder and Executive Director of Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International. Since 1989, Irene’s talented leadership and collaboration have earned Kidpower an outstanding reputation worldwide for developing, organizing, and presenting high quality child protection, positive communication, advocacy, self-defense, and personal safety programs and curriculums for everyone, everywhere.
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Marylaine Léger

Marylaine Léger has been teaching self-defense and empowerment skills to people of all ages and abilities since 1992. Since 1996, she has been leading our Kidpower Montreal Center as well as providing support to the training and program development for our international organization. She is deeply committed to bringing Kidpower to everyone, everywhere.
As the Special Projects Director for Kidpower International, Marylaine has been coordinating and supporting the production of this course and many others in the Kidpower Online Learning Center.
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