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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August 1, 2018
Darkness to Light Announces More Th ...

Darkness to Light announces more than 1.6 million adults trained to prevent child sexual abuse.  Darkness to Light has announced that the organization has trained more than 1.6 million adults in partnership with thousands of volunteers worldwide. The trainings used to reach this milestone consist of their evidence-informed training Stewards of Children®, along with five …

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July 9, 2018
Educating Children & Adults

Educating both adults and children is important to preventing child abuse. At Darkness to Light, we focus on the prevention of child sexual abuse by educating adults. We believe it’s an adult’s responsibility to protect children, but we know educating both adults and children is vital to prevention. Empowering children to tell a trusted adult …

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July 2, 2018
Move Forward in Resilience

With help and support we can move forward in resilience. In the past two blog posts, we’ve discussed childhood trauma, what it is, and its impact on children and adults. Thankfully, trauma doesn’t have to be the end. We know if individuals get help and have a support system, they can heal. They are resilient. …

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