May 10, 2019
At the Heart of Gold

Featuring brave testimonials from athletes at the center of the story, At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal reveals a dangerous system that prioritized winning over everything else, including protecting young female athletes.  At the Heart of Gold, a powerful documentary directed by Erin Lee Carr, documents the failings of the organizations …

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May 3, 2019
Erika's Everyday Courage

As adults, there are small things we can do everyday to protect children. This starts with the courage to stand up for children if we see they are uncomfortable. Even if it’s something as small as someone else forcing your child to hug, it’s OK to empower children to say “no.” This simple act teaches …

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April 23, 2019
Jessica's Everyday Courage

In the past year, people with millions of followers have made their voices heard, large groups have come together to march for survivors, and media organizations have taken on the topic of child sexual abuse. It’s easy to think those voices matter most because of their large platforms, but your voice matters just as much. …

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April 16, 2019
Chris' Everyday Courage

Meet Chris. Even though he doesn’t work with kids directly, Chris still uses his platform to support prevention. He’s a restauranteur, an active community member, and a parent. He understands that he is uniquely positioned to help spread awareness about child sexual abuse in the community and to give back through his restaurant. Watch Chris’ …

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April 8, 2019
Melissa's Everyday Courage

Acts of everyday courage that have the power to protect children look different for each of us. What if you’re not a parent? What if you don’t work in a youth serving setting? How can you help protect children? Melissa is a college student at Michigan State University, where the campus has been rocked by …

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April 2, 2019
Emily's Everyday Courage

We are inspired by everyday courage of individuals who, just like you, act to protect children. Recently, we heard a story that reminded us of how powerful this courage can be and of the impact it carries. Emily had just turned sixteen. She was excited to finally become a camp counselor in her community and …

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March 20, 2019
Fostering Children Who are Victims of Ab ...

Giving Unconditional Love to a Child who has Been Abused The number of children in foster care has increased for the fourth year in a row, with a report by the Administration for Children and Families showing that around 437,5000 children were in foster care by the end of the 2016 fiscal year. If you are a …

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February 4, 2019
Darkness to Light Announces More Than 1. ...

Darkness to Light announces more than 1.7 million adults trained to prevent child sexual abuse. Darkness to Light has announced that the organization has trained more than 1.7 million adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse in partnership with thousands of volunteers worldwide. The trainings used to reach this milestone consist …

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January 29, 2019
Trafficking: Victimology & the Judicial ...

When looking at human trafficking cases, law enforcement, judges, and the judicial branch must have a trauma-informed methodology. This is part two of our blog series on understanding human trafficking. If you missed part one, read it here. For some expert advice on how law enforcement investigates trafficking and the importance of trauma-informed education catered …

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January 25, 2019
Trafficking: Investigation & Prosecution

Human trafficking victims, including child sex trafficking victims, often don’t self-identify. If they don’t self-identify, how are law enforcement, judges, juries, and community members going to know they need help? Why wouldn’t someone being trafficked ask for help? Traffickers groom their victims and are master psychological manipulators making this crime very difficult for anyone to …

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January 18, 2019
Doors to Freedom

Child sex trafficking is a subject that requires creative solutions. Research tell us that as many as 360,000 children in the United States alone are at risk of being trafficked or sexually exploited each year. 1 As trafficking continues to affect children, both in the US and across the globe, it is vital that communities …

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January 4, 2019
Child Trafficking

Human trafficking affects the most vulnerable in our society: children. No matter where you live, chances are child sex trafficking is happening nearby. Sex trafficking, a type of human trafficking, is when someone is traded for the purpose of sexual slavery or commercial sexual exploitation. The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million …

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December 17, 2018
8 Cute Santa Photo Ideas

Are your Kids Scared to Sit with Santa? Here are 8 Cute Alternatives. During December, our social media feeds are filled with holiday photos, featuring everything from family members sharing their Christmas card photos to friends’ kids taking their annual photo with Santa. Getting that photo can be a little tougher than you thought if …

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December 1, 2018
Free Coffee for Prevention

Preventing child sexual abuse one cup of coffee at a time. The Childhood Fractured coffee shop is the hub of a rising creative movement. A curious and vibrant storefront, colorful artwork covers every flat surface. Customers from around the world come to the shop to experience some of the best locally-roasted coffee in Chicago, only …

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November 19, 2018
Hugging is a Choice

The holidays are here – time for family get-togethers, friend drop-ins, and fun holiday traditions. This season can quickly become hectic, too.  Work becomes busier, obligations to family and friends quickly pile up, and somehow you must find the perfect gift for your favorite people. During this busy time of holiday events and influx of …

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November 19, 2018
Darkness to Light Holds Ignite 2018

Darkness to Light holds second annual child abuse prevention conference. Conference, presented by the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, brings together sexual abuse prevention leaders from across the country around the common goal of making communities safer for children. Third conference slated for Boston early October 2019. Darkness to Light recently held its second annual Ignite …

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November 9, 2018
2018 National Awards

Darkness to Light presented our national awards at our National Prevention Conference, Ignite 2018. We are grateful for the amazing partners that work tirelessly in their communities to protect children from sexual abuse. From dedicating their evenings and weekends to trainings, to promoting prevention throughout their everyday conversations, to standing up for children no matter the situation, our Authorized Facilitators are …

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October 26, 2018
Year in Review - 2018

This year has been a landmark year for Darkness to Light, from surpassing 1.6 million adults trained to our partnership with Aly Raisman to successfully pulling off a National Prevention Conference for the second year in a row. So many amazing things have been accomplished, and it’s all because YOU stepped up. Because of your support we …

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October 23, 2018
Aly Raisman and Eastern Bank Shine A Lig ...

Eastern is first business in New England to offer child sexual abuse prevention training to employees BOSTON – October 18, 2018 –In a first in the Boston business community, Eastern Bank teamed with its newest Partner for Good, Aly Raisman, to spark a conversation about child sexual abuse and the importance of adults to help break the silence around it, …

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September 11, 2018
Partnerships that Empower Survivors to S ...

In partnership with #AerieREAL Role Model Aly Raisman, Aerie produced the “survivor” swimsuit benefiting Darkness to Light. This past spring, Aerie launched an exclusive collection featuring words of wisdom from their #AerieREAL Role Models on a variety of pieces, with 100% of sales of each item benefiting causes close to their role models’ hearts. In …

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