Prevention training featuring real people and real stories about protecting children from sexual abuse.

Stewards of Children®

Learn how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

We want you to become confident and competent, knowing how to prevent sexual abuse and react skillfully if it occurs.


Child sexual abuse is likely the most prevalent health problem children face, with the most serious array of consequences. In fact, 1 in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday.

This means that whether you work with youth, are a parent, or are simply a member of a community, it is highly likely that someone you know or care for has experienced, or is currently experiencing, child sexual abuse. It’s going to happen whether you are prepared to deal with it or not – unless you stop it from happening. And the good news, it can be stopped.


Stewards of Children® uses real people and real stories to show you how to protect children. The framework of the training is built off the foundation of The 5 Steps to Protecting Children™.

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. Many of these survivors and experts are also parents themselves.

Stewards of Children® is available in English and Spanish. The Spanish version is hosted by psychologist and CNN medical contributor Dr. Maris Azaret.


Stewards of Children® is available in a group setting led by a Darkness to Light Authorized Facilitator or it can be taken individually online. The training is 2 hours.


Stewards of Children® is approved for two (2) contact hours of continuing education by The National Association of Social Workers.

Stewards of Children®  is approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91).

Stewards of Children® is approved for two (2) contact hours of continuing education for Dentist and Dental Hygienist.
To see what other CEUs Stewards of Children® is approved for in your state, click here.

“One person can make a difference in a child’s life. But when a community comes together, we can create a new cultural norm that nurtures children and protects them from child sexual abuse.”