Relationship Safety Skills Handbook

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About the author:
"Healthy boundaries help everyone develop safer, more joyful relationships as well as to protect themselves from domestic and dating violence, abuse, and harassment, " says personal safety and violence prevention expert Irene van der Zande. Irene is the founder and executive director of Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International, a nonprofit organization that has served over two million children, teens, and adults, including survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, and interpersonal violence and abuse, since being established in 1989.

Relationship Safety Skills Handbook

Stop domestic, dating, and interpersonal violence with knowledge, action, and skills

Authored by Irene van der Zande
Illustrated by Amanda Golert
Contributions by Kidpower International

This 250-page handbook is designed to be used by victims and potential victims of relationship violence, as well as the support people in their lives. Support staff at organizations serving people at risk of, and those who have suffered from, relationship and domestic violence, can use this book as a tool to foster the integration of Kidpower's "People Safety" skills into their everyday work. This book can also be used directly with teens and adults affected by, or at increased risk of experiencing, domestic or dating violence. Cartoon-illustrated social stories and explanations provide an entertaining way to explain different concepts and skills. Concepts and skills include:
  • Assessing what is safe and unsafe behavior in a relationship
  • Setting effective boundaries
  • Controlling emotional triggers
  • Taking the power out of verbal attack
  • Leaving a potentially dangerous situation as safely as possible
  • Verbal self-defense tactics
  • Getting help effectively
  • And lesson plans for how to teach these skills to others.

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Publication Date:
1480058270 / 9781480058279
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Education / Violence & Harassment

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