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Evidence and Efficacy of Stewards of Children Prevention Training

Stewards of Children® has been extensively evaluated and is the only evidence-informed child sexual abuse training program available nationally.

Darkness to Light’s 2004 Stewards of Children® curriculum has undergone three quasi-experimental studies and a 3-year study using full experimental design (RCT). It has been shown to increase knowledge and positively change child-protective behaviors over time.

Two further analyses have produced data that suggest that the Stewards of Children® program is effective in increasing educator reporting, which may lead to direct positive outcomes for children.

Summary of Studies Available Here
Texas Educator Study Available Here



 The Stewards of Children® curriculum has undergone rigorous review by the US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse.

Is Stewards of Children® Evidence-Based?