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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.

Stephanie L Mann the Executive director of SKN

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.

Empower Kids

from the Inside Out

Empowerment Parenting

Exciting News!

Empowerment Parenting has been translated into Chinese for 300 welfare workers in Taiwan!

Empowerment Parenting Chinese version

Reviews for Empowerment Parenting


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.
Empowerment Parenting
My First Steps to a Safe Neighborhood
Street Safe Kids
City Leaders Can Create Safer Cities!

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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.