EMPOWERING PEOPLE TO PREVENT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

Our evidence-informed training influences community behavior change. Once trained in Stewards of Children®, adults will take action to protect the children in their lives. Your financial gift goes towards supporting our prevention programs.

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1 in 10

1 in 10

children will be sexually abused by age 18

42 Million

42M

There are 42 million survivors of child sexual abuse in the US

90%

90%

90% of abused children know their abuser

THE 5 STEPS TO PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN

Simple and practical actions you can take to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

STEWARDS OF CHILDREN PREVENTION TRAINING

Real people and real stories to show you how to protect children from sexual abuse.

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We know that when adults are trained, they take the steps to protect children from sexual abuse.

During our award-winning Stewards of Children® prevention training, you’ll meet survivors who lived through child sexual abuse, experienced its immediate and long-term effects, and ultimately were able to find healing. You’ll meet experts who work with children and families and confront abuse on a daily basis. Lastly, you’ll find concrete steps that you can take to protect the children in your life.

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February 22, 2017
The National Children's Advocacy Center ...

The position paper below was originally published by the National Children’s Advocacy Center. It cites Darkness to Light’s prevalence research and calls for a new messaging that celebrates the strides that have been made and leverages that success to bolster future prevention efforts.  For many years, many child sexual abuse professionals including those within Children’s Advocacy Centers …

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February 16, 2017
Still Feeling - Miryam's Story

At a certain point in my life I realized that I was living in “the upside-down.” It was when I started to work out my past, that I developed this concept. Only recently I came up with the name, thanks to the Netflix series, Stranger Things. Early in my childhood, I was abused. I can …

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January 26, 2017
A Childhood Fractured - Allen and Derek' ...

Darkness to Light shares survivor stories in the hopes of highlighting the ways that survivors are healing from their abuse and helping others. Derek Hopkins and Allen Vandever are both Chicago area artists who interpret their worlds through their work. In the case of these friends and collaborators, that includes a shared history of child …

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