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Frequently Asked Questions
I want to take the Stewards of Children Training, or have someone trained, what’s the best way to do that?
One simple way to take Stewards of Children is online! Click here to learn more.
If you are interested in taking the training in a group setting, led by an Authorized Facilitator, select your state from the D2L Near You box on the left side of most pages of this website. There you will see a schedule of upcoming sessions in your area. You can also find contact information for Facilitators in your area in the Directory of Authorized Facilitators.
We feel that adults are the ones equipped, both emotionally and intellectually, to really work to stop child sexual abuse. The safety of our children is the responsibility of adults and we have set up our organization with this in mind.
Information about becoming a Facilitator is available under the Prevention Programs of our website. After you have reviewed this information, review the Schedule of Facilitator Workshops and register online for the workshop that you would like to attend. If you have questions becoming a Facilitator contact us at Stewards@D2L.org or call our Administrative Offices at 843.965.5444.
An Instructor leads Facilitator Workshops, and essentially trains the trainers (Facilitators). To become an Instructor, you must have ample experience facilitating the Stewards of Children program, and be referred by another instructor or organization. An Authorized Facilitator is an individual who has attended an 8-hour Facilitator Workshop and has been educated and equipped by Darkness to Light to effectively deliver the Stewards of Children program within a particular organization and the broader community. Facilitators have access to all of the Stewards of Children training tools, and are expected to dedicate time, energy, and courage to the prevention of child sexual abuse.
Yes, you may use information from Darkness to Light's website. Please note that all information on our site is protected by copyright law. We are happy for you to use the information that we have published with the understanding that you will provide full attribution to Darkness to Light.
Thank you for supporting our mission to prevent child sexual abuse. There are a few ways you can donate to the cause:
If you would like to learn about prevention initiatives happening in your community or are interested in starting your own, select your state from the map here.
Thank you for speaking out. Talking about sexual abuse is very difficult. We urge you to call Darkness to Light's helpline, 1-866-FORLIGHT (1-866-367-5444). Trained professionals are waiting on the other side of the line to direct you to local resources and begin the healing process. You might also find our Survivor Manual to be a helpful resource.
Thank you for acting on your suspicions. If you believe a child in your care is suffering from sexual abuse, please call your local Child Protective Services or Police Department to make a report. If you need to discuss your situation or have specific questions about making a report, please call Darkness to Light's Helpline, 1-866-FORLIGHT (1-866-367-5444), the Helpline will direct you to resources in your community.
There are many ways to get involved with Darkness to Light. If you'd like to work with local prevention advocates, please locate the page for your state and link up with an organization or Facilitator in your community.