D2L team and board members pose with former Miss America, author, and child
sexual abuse survivor Marilyn Van Derbur at the 2013 Spring Luncheon
Overcoming child sexual abuse requires us to change the rules, systems, and structures surrounding children so that the potential of every child can be realized.
When prevention is a priority, only then can we eliminate child sexual abuse.
We will equip adults and organizations with the knowledge and skill needed to effectively protect children from sexual abuse TODAY.
We will empower people to act in the best interest of children.
What We Do
We challenge the notion of child sexual abuse as a societal taboo by encouraging communities to talk about risk, prevention, and child protection.
We address the urgent need for education that protects children and provides a catalyst for broader societal change.
We enable youth serving professionals, child advocates, parents, and communities to apply knowledge and skill to child protection, allowing them to become a dynamic force.
When people have the knowledge and skill to stand up for children...and when they are empowered to overcome the fear, denial, stigma, and obstacles around standing up for children, they WILL choose the child.