ANNOUNCEMENT, COMING SOON: A book for preteens and teenagers
Magical YOU! Empowering Teens to stay Safe and Healthy in an Unsafe World.
This book is an inner journey to help teens stay safe and healthy no matter what has happened in their life.
I was a victim of abuse in my home, abandoned in Mexico City at age 15, and didn’t speak the language.
I learned how to survive and thrive; teens can do it too.
“Mann has worked with criminal justice agencies, politicians, police, and citizen groups”
“Author of five books on safety.”
SKN books teach “children to think for themselves”
Safe Kids Now, “Children’s mental health is a national emergency”
Stephanie Mann helped launch “Neighborhood Watch.” She co-authored, “Alternative to Fear,” about reducing crime 48% without a local police department. See “Books” page and the interview for Bill Moyer’s TV Special, “Stopping Violence” on “Videos” page.
Empowerment Parenting has been translated into Chinese for 300 welfare workers in Taiwan!
“We use the book “Empowerment Parenting” steps to teach activities for teenagers with the courses in the Juvenile Detention House by
Taipei Youth Corner (TFCF).”
Neal Jin-Sian Lin, Specialist￨Research Development Division Social Work Department
“When I read the book, I was inexplicably touched by the author who never meant to self-destruct herself even she has been through a tough time. Instead, she helps more teenagers and adults with her self-worth and strength. It’s not an easy job.
During the service process, I always consider how to systematically help teenagers who have problems with bullying, domestic violence, child abuse, drugs, and gangs. Luckily, with the guidance of the book, I have more confidence in leading those teenagers.
I have been trying to combine the steps in this book with the courses in the Juvenile Detention House to gradually lead those teenagers to be self-conscious, self-protection and learning to deal with difficulties. To my surprise, I received the positive feedback from those teenagers in the Juvenile Detention House. We started to have interactions with each other during the course and they also memorized the key points. What an amazing to see those changes. I owe it to the author who puts lots of efforts to help people like us and also thank TFCF for introducing such a great book to our frontline staffs.”
Racher, Director Chang, Taipei Youth Corner (TFCF)
Reviews for Empowerment Parenting
“With a background in adult education and youth work as a Day Camp Counsellor plus leader positions within Scouts Camp/ D of E Award in Canada I read this booklet. It is well researched and presented in such a way that people taking this will grasp the concepts very well. It has a logical flow to it and various exercises within it to reinforce to what you have been taught. Lastly, it has a resource list and websites for further Information for you to do further readings on topics that maybe of interest to you here.”
– Bob Russell, Program Co-ord. @ the Ontario Parole Board (Retired) & Ontario Deputy Guildmaster for the B.P. Guild in Canada.
“This book is excellent…lots of helpful advice for youth and parents.
I wish I had this when my children were teenagers. I highly recommend that parents read this book.”
– Eva Peric, Associate Director of Mental Health and Addictions Programs / FRONTLINE Task Force
“Rarely does a set of instructions for raising children come packaged in this way.
Parents, teenagers and educators everywhere will benefit from reading Empowerment Parenting!”
– J. Gordon Boyd, CEO FRONTLINE Task Force on Public Safety
What’s “Safe Kids Now” about…
Everyone Wants Safer Communities Where Children Feel Respected and Protected. Be Part of the Solution!
Safe Kids Now Offers Steps to Keep Children Safe From Bullies, Abuse, Drugs, Crime and Violence.
My First Steps to a Safe Neighborhood
Street Safe Kids
City Leaders Can Create Safer Cities!
Find Out More About Our Programs
WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAM DIFFERENT? Stephanie Mann has been a crime and violence prevention specialist and consultant working with criminal justice agencies, politicians, police and citizen groups since 1976. She has helped city leaders strengthen families, support youth and restore community peace. Now, any city can strengthen families. Fear and anger grows when police assume too much power. When neighbors take ownership of neighborhood safety, they reduce social isolation, fear and PREVENT youthful bad behavior. Involved neighbors can build trust, restore hope, solve problems and help create community PEACE. The imbalance of power led to violence in Ferguson MO and Baltimore MD and many other cities. Demonstrations across America exposed the breakdown between citizens and police.