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Kidpower NZ Desperate for more Instructors

20 February 2013

High Demand for Unique Safety Training - Kidpower NZ Desperate for more Instructors

Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower’s experiential and positive workshops have been well attended all over New Zealand, and 2013 is the 20th anniversary of this unique charitable trust. Kidpower teaches people safety skills which concentrate on what someone can do when faced with tricky situations including bullying, intimidation or abuse.

Demand for Kidpower’s services is continually increasing as people realise that preventing abuse and bullying is far more effective than dealing with the consequences. This has opened up a fantastic opportunity for more people to train as instructors.

“There are very few things you can teach that will have such a profound and positive impact on someone’s life in such a short period of time,” says Cornelia Baumgartner, the Programme Director of Kidpower “We teach preventative skills such as safety plans for when a child gets lost, solving conflict without aggression and also skills for the unexpected times when someone gets followed, lost, or bullied or abused.”

In the past there has been a gap of expertise in experiental teaching methods in the primary prevention field in New Zealand and overseas. With Kidpower, people practise positive relationship skills by doing them, so that they apply them in their daily lives, build respectful relationships and foster a positive outlook on life.

If you would like to see Kidpower in action to decide if the NZ Instructor Training (11-14 April) is for you, free taster sessions are run in Auckland on February 28th and on Children’s Day, March 3rd.

If you’d like to be able to deliver Kidpower in your community or attend the taster session, call 0800KIDPOWER or visit www.kidpower.org.nz.

There are grants to support successful applicants.
Early bird deadline for Instructor Training 10.3.13
Apply NOW to start the pre-training immediately.

0800 KIDPOWER

About Kidpower

Kidpower has been running in NZ since 1993 and has served over 31,500 people. It is a charitable trust. www.kidpower.org.nz It is part of an international not for profit organisation www.kidpower.org

Kidpower is committed to creating communities where people have the skills and knowledge needed to live a life free from fear; communities where people recognise abuse and bullying are wrong and are prepared to speak out to create a positive future; schools and workplaces where strategies are in place to recognise bullying and replace it with positive behaviour. Kidpower wants young people to move forward in to the adult world prepared for the challenges ahead and able to meet them head on because they have been given the skills they need to deal with difficult situations. Kidpower speaks up for the most vulnerable in society including those with cognitive disabilities.

Kidpower also believe access to their services should not be limited by personal wealth. No one is turned away through an inability to pay. Kidpower volunteers work in all communities to ensure their work is directed where it is needed most. It works collaboratively with other organisations to ensure violence and aggression is replaced with other methods of conflict resolution.

In 2011 98.7% of adult learners reported that the programme had made them feel more confident and able to speak up and take charge. 99.5% of learners reported feeling more in control and 98.9% reported having increased ability to communicate, to learn, to take charge and to achieve.

Kidpower training is a response to the increased number of individuals and groups requesting our services. More instructors means more workshops in more places.

We appreciate your help in getting our message out.

ENDS

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