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Honest Conversations: Believing Survivors

Honest Conversations: Believing Survivors

In Honest Conversations episode 6, we sat down with three passionate advocates to discuss protecting Orthodox Jewish kids from abuse. Watch the full conversation below.  The issues facing the Jewish community aren’t unique—just watch our previous conversations about the stigmas and challenges in Hispanic and Black communities. It’s clear that community leadership is key when … Read More
Spotlight: Supporting Hispanic Survivors

Spotlight: Supporting Hispanic Survivors

This week we sat down with Rosa Beltré to discuss the nuances and best practices of supporting Hispanic survivors of child sexual abuse. Rosa serves as the Executive Director of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, a state-wide coalition that advocates for comprehensive responses and rape crisis services for survivors and empowers communities to … Read More
A Survivor Becomes An Advocate – Sylvia’s Story

A Survivor Becomes An Advocate – Sylvia’s Story

I don’t talk about my story much. I guess it’s easier to suppress the feelings or forget about what happened years ago. I remember being a child in Guatemala, my birth country. My parents were working on migrating the family to the U.S. My father left several months before us. We lived in a large … Read More

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3 Things You Didn’t Know About Human Trafficking

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Human Trafficking

Child sex trafficking, a form of human trafficking that’s also called the commercial sexual exploitation of children in clinical circles, boils down to this: the exchange of any sex act with a minor for something of value.  They might be solicited, exploited, or even advertised for sexual activity. Did you know that even purchasing sexually … Read More
NEW and IMPROVED Stewards of Children® Online

NEW and IMPROVED Stewards of Children® Online

The much-anticipated update to Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® Online is now available! This update introduces a modern and innovative approach to prevention education which better equips learners to take prevention beyond the training. But what exactly do we mean by “beyond the training?” It’s still a training, right?   Technically, yes. But we think … Read More
Technology: Friend or Foe?

Technology: Friend or Foe?

Technology. We love it. And we hate it. Innovations like the telephone, electricity, and internet bring a level of comfort and ease to our lives that our ancestors never could have imagined. But these things are also creating a significant increase in online exploitation of children—a form of human sex trafficking.   When the COVID-19 … Read More
A Look Ahead: 2022

A Look Ahead: 2022

Below is the year-end letter sent to Darkness to Light’s friends and supporters from President and CEO Katelyn N. Brewer, regarding the future of child protection and our mission to protect all children from sexual abuse. Dear Friend, When you support Darkness to Light, you support a promise to help protect every child’s right to … Read More