Child sexual abuse is an adult issue.
One in 10 children in the U.S. will be sexually abused before the age of 18. Darkness to Light believes that adults are responsible for the safety of children and that adults should be taking proactive steps to protect children from sexual abuse. It is unrealistic to think that a child should be responsible for fending off sexual advances by an adult.
The 5 Steps to Protecting Children™ form a framework for preventing child sexual abuse.
They can help you become aware of the scope of the issue, take actionable steps towards both preventing and responding to abuse, and create safer environments for the children in your life. They act as a guide for developing protective behaviors against abuse.
To learn practical ways to effectively implement all five steps, Darkness to Light offers Stewards of Children®, an in-depth training available both online and in-person.