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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April 24, 2017
Darkness to Light Celebrates National Ch ...

Charleston, South Carolina – Darkness to Light is asking adults across the country to raise awareness of child abuse, including child sexual abuse, during April and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Sexual abuse is a silent epidemic, affecting one in ten children before their 18th birthday. “Child sexual abuse prevention training can be difficult for some …

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April 18, 2017
Wesley's Story - The Impact on the Famil ...

The effects of abuse aren’t just felt by the child.  Wesley Hogue is a featured survivor in Stewards of Children® and is committed to preventing child sexual abuse and protecting children. This April, he’s teamed up with Darkness to Light again to share more about how sexual abuse impacted his life, both as a child when the abuse …

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April 12, 2017
Wesley's Story - How Abuse Impacted My H ...

If you’ve taken Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® training, Wesley may seem familiar to you. He’s a featured survivor in Stewards of Children® and is committed to preventing child sexual abuse and protecting children. This April, he’s teamed up with Darkness to Light again to share more about how sexual abuse impacted his life, both as …

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