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General Agency Information
Name:Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International
Alternate Name(s):Fullpower
Kidpower International
Address:P.O. Box 1212
Santa Cruz, CA  95061
Primary Phone:800-467-6997 ext. 1
Secondary Phone:831-426-4407
Fax Number:831-426-4480
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Varies
Description:Office is open 10-6 most weekdays. Workshops are taught during weekdays, weekends and evenings as needed for families, schools, community organizations, and businesses.

Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International is a global nonprofit leader dedicated to providing empowering and effective child protection, positive communication, and personal safety skills for all ages and abilities. Since 1989, Kidpower has protected over 3 million children, teenagers, and adults, including those with special needs, from bullying, violence, and abuse through it's extensive free online Library, books, and workshops.

Even though Kidpower has instructors and centers worldwide, most of our services still take place in California and our main office is in Santa Cruz County, where we have served many local nonprofits and schools.

LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH: we are used to working with interpreters from each of the groups we serve

FEES: Free extensive online Library. Affordable publications and curriculum. We ask people to pay as much of our break-even workshops fees as they can and work with organizations and schools to find funding when needed.
Mission:Our vision is to work together to create cultures of caring, respect, and safety for everyone, everywhere. Our mission is to teach people of all ages and abilities to use their power to stay safe, act wisely, and believe in themselves. In 2011, we launched our One Million Safer Kids campaign with the goal of making at least one million children, teens, and young adults safer within five years or less through greater awareness, action, and skills.
Programs:Families, schools, organizations, and communities from around the world use our online Library and books for their own safety programs. In locations where we have instructors, including Santa Cruz, we also provide in-person workshops for people of all ages and abilities and for the educators and other professionals serving them. We also provide consultation in how to teach these skills to others. Please visit our website at or contact us at for more information, including how to organize a workshop yourself.

These are some of our most popular workshops. We can help you tailor a workshop to meet your needs. You can go to our website for workshop descriptions.
Parent/Caregiver Workshop
Parent/Child Workshop
Classroom/Afterschool Workshop
School Assembly Programs
On-Site "Field Trip"
Staff Trainings
Full Force workshops
Kidpower Parent-Child Full Force Workshops
Kidpower Weekend Family Workshops
Teenpower Full Force Workshops
Fullpower Full Force Workshops
Languages other than English:See Description Notes
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Not Applicable
Eligibility:Open to All
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Worldwide
Funding Source:Donations

Irene Van der Zande
Executive Director and Founder

April  Yee
Board President

Contact Persons

Irene van der Zande

Subject Headings
 Child Abuse Prevention
Child Development Classes
Parenting Education
Personal Safety Education
Prevention Programs
Private Nonprofits
Sexual Assault Prevention
This record last modified December 10, 2014