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.
Together…a voice for kids! Connect with the Safe Kids Now Network with monthly guest speaker teleconference calls.
National Safe Kids Now Network
Empowerment Parenting
My First Steps to a Safe Neighborhood

Street Safe Kids

Connect With Involved Americans Working to Keep Children Safe and Healthy.


4/30-Recorded-Stephanie Van Hook-Ex.Director Metta Center

Call 1-515-739-1022 Code 462489# Ref. #52 Stephanie N. Van Hook is passionate about the power nonviolence and constructive conflict resolution

5/21 Recorded Speaker-Lynn Oldshue, Writer and Publisher/Stories change lives!

Lynn Oldshue is a storyteller of stories of individuals who have taken life’s challenges and walked through the path.

Latest News

I Was a Cop for 18 Years. I Witnessed and Participated in Abuses of Power.

I am frequently asked why I became a cop, but I never seem to have a satisfactory answer. I was an only child in a single-parent home and was relatively quiet and introverted growing up. View full article here.

The Listening Chair

Every child needs to feel heard and respected. The best way to do that is for family members to LISTEN to each other! We can’t listen if we don’t provide the opportunity for children to share their feelings, anger, problems and successes.

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.

About the Author

Stephanie L Mann the Executive director of SKN

Stephanie L. Mann

  • Author
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Leader