"When I signed up for this seminar, I really had no idea what to expect. I figured that it would be a challenging day for me, emotionally, because child sexual abuse is usually difficult to talk about. I was actually enlightened and inspired."
- Southern Oregon University Student
It's easy to tell you that Stewards of Children® is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaviors. That it offers practical prevention training with a conversational, real-world approach.
This is all true, but it doesn't really tell you why: why Stewards of Children is different from other training programs; why it applies to you; why you will leave the training with the desire and ability to make change happen.
Stewards of Children uses real people and real stories to show you how to protect 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.
Why does it apply to me?
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 and 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 is, it can be stopped.
"Eye opening. Everyone near, around, or who sees children should have this training." - Law Enforcement Representative
Why would I want to make changes, even if I could?
What if we told you five simple steps can show you how to protect children of all ages from child sexual abuse? That a few simple actions can have far-reaching positive effects?
The 5 Steps to Protecting our ChildrenTM can be used by families, communities, recreation facilities, faith centers, educational institutions, and a wide variety of other youth serving organizations to create safer environments for children. One person can create change in a community and together, a community can create new cultural norms that nurture children and protect them from child sexual abuse.
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"It is good to walk away and not feel helpless." - Focus Group Participant
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