Empowerment Trust

NZ Centre of Kidpower International

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We provide primary prevention work across New Zealand that is trauma-informed, culturally aware and evidence-based.

The Kidpower approach increases protective factors and reduces risk factors for potential victims AND perpetrators of all types of violence (including sexual violence) by providing strategies, awareness, and skills to prevent potentially violent situations from escalating and getting out of control, build healthy relationships, and navigate conflict without aggression.

Even though the issues we deal with are serious, the Kidpower approach is empowering, dynamic and fun.  We create safe learning experiences for adults and young people to take positive effective action to avoid or stop bullying, abuse and violence. Skill building, hands-on, positive practices act as a catalyst for change.

It’s the shiniest tool in my cupboard because it is used most often.

A teacher describes the Fullpower Healthy Relationship programme.

This programme is brilliant!

Classroom teacher using the Fullpower Healthy Relationship resource found the animations, whilst simple, were able… Read more “This programme is brilliant!”

This has to be the most brilliant course ever!

This has to be the most brilliant course ever! Extremely valuable as I have been… Read more “This has to be the most brilliant course ever!”

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Staff Development Unit
Endorsements

NZ Police Endorsement

Police have spent considerable time investigating and evaluating the services provided by Kidpower NZ. These… Read more “NZ Police Endorsement”

Sonya Logan Former Head of the NZ Police Youth Education Service (now known as the Police School Community Service)

This is a course I wish every person in New Zealand could participate in.

In my work as a counselor and psychotherapist, I have referred clients to Fullpower. As… Read more “This is a course I wish every person in New Zealand could participate in.”

Tasman Counseling Centre
Endorsements

I believe Kidpower / Teenpower to be one of the most beneficial interventions available to young people

I have worked in residential settings with young people ‘at risk’, with female survivors of… Read more “I believe Kidpower / Teenpower to be one of the most beneficial interventions available to young people”

Counselor, Salisbury School
Endorsements

She now has ways to express herself without lashing out and no other programme does this so simply.

From a teacher using the Fullpower Healthy Relationship Programme and Resource. [The student] usually has… Read more “She now has ways to express herself without lashing out and no other programme does this so simply.”

Managed to avoid a number of bad situations… just by walking away with a cheerful assertive manner.

One of our 12 year old students showed his friends how he could get calm… Read more “Managed to avoid a number of bad situations… just by walking away with a cheerful assertive manner.”

Success Stories

From a 10 year old girl who scared off notorious bullies

About one year after doing a Kidpower course a 10 year old girl was playing… Read more “From a 10 year old girl who scared off notorious bullies”

Success Stories

 

Our mission

Our vision is a New Zealand/Aotearoa where all people are empowered to live, play, learn and work in safe communities free from harm and violence through

  • Empowering communities to foster healthy relationships through skills-based learning.

 

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A big thanks to all our funders