EMPOWERING ADULTS TO PREVENT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

Our evidence-informed training influences community behavior change. Once certified in Stewards of Children®, adults will take action to protect the children in their lives. Your financial gift is an investment in prevention.

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1 in 10

1 in 10

children will be sexually abused by age 18

42 Million

42M

There are 42 million survivors of child sexual abuse in the US

90%

90%

90% of abused children know their abuser

THE 5 STEPS TO PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN

Simple and practical actions you can take to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

STEWARDS OF CHILDREN PREVENTION TRAINING

Real people and real stories to show you how to protect children from sexual abuse.

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We know that when adults are trained, they take the steps to protect children from sexual abuse.

During our award-winning Stewards of Children® prevention training, 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. Lastly, you’ll find concrete steps that you can take to protect the children in your life.

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September 18, 2019
Be an Active Bystander

A “bystander” is a person who witnesses a boundary violation or sees a situation in which a child is vulnerable. Active bystanding is key for preventing child sexual abuse. Intervening or taking preventative measures as a bystander can mean the difference between a child being sexually abused or being protected from abuse. We can be active, …

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September 17, 2019
Darkness to Light Partners with Mon ...

Darkness to Light partners with Monique Burr Foundation for Children to launch Prevent 360°, a comprehensive approach to prevent child abuse. Two of the nation’s leading advocates for the prevention of child abuse and bullying announced a partnership today called Prevent 360°. Protecting children from sexual abuse and other types of victimization requires a 360° …

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August 22, 2019
Beyond Stranger Danger

In the 1980s, the American Medical Association distributed a widely viewed public safety announcement encouraging parents to teach their children about “Stranger Danger.” In the 30-second clip, a man drives up to a young girl on her way to school. He begins a conversation with her and she responds, because her parents have “taught [their] …

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