December 17, 2018
8 Cute Santa Photo Ideas

Are your Kids Scared to Sit with Santa? Here are 8 Cute Alternatives. During December, our social media feeds are filled with holiday photos, featuring everything from family members sharing their Christmas card photos to friends’ kids taking their annual photo with Santa. Getting that photo can be a little tougher than you thought if …

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December 1, 2018
Free Coffee for Prevention

Preventing child sexual abuse one cup of coffee at a time. The Childhood Fractured coffee shop is the hub of a rising creative movement. A curious and vibrant storefront, colorful artwork covers every flat surface. Customers from around the world come to the shop to experience some of the best locally-roasted coffee in Chicago, only …

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November 19, 2018
Hugging is a Choice

The holidays are here – time for family get-togethers, friend drop-ins, and fun holiday traditions. This season can quickly become hectic, too.  Work becomes busier, obligations to family and friends quickly pile up, and somehow you must find the perfect gift for your favorite people. During this busy time of holiday events and influx of …

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November 19, 2018
Darkness to Light Holds Ignite 2018

Darkness to Light holds second annual child abuse prevention conference. Conference, presented by the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, brings together sexual abuse prevention leaders from across the country around the common goal of making communities safer for children. Third conference slated for Boston early October 2019. Darkness to Light recently held its second annual Ignite …

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November 9, 2018
2018 National Awards

Darkness to Light presented our national awards at our National Prevention Conference, Ignite 2018. We are grateful for the amazing partners that work tirelessly in their communities to protect children from sexual abuse. From dedicating their evenings and weekends to trainings, to promoting prevention throughout their everyday conversations, to standing up for children no matter the situation, our Authorized Facilitators are …

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October 26, 2018
Year in Review - 2018

This year has been a landmark year for Darkness to Light, from surpassing 1.6 million adults trained to our partnership with Aly Raisman to successfully pulling off a National Prevention Conference for the second year in a row. So many amazing things have been accomplished, and it’s all because YOU stepped up. Because of your support we …

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October 23, 2018
Aly Raisman and Eastern Bank Shine A Lig ...

Eastern is first business in New England to offer child sexual abuse prevention training to employees BOSTON – October 18, 2018 –In a first in the Boston business community, Eastern Bank teamed with its newest Partner for Good, Aly Raisman, to spark a conversation about child sexual abuse and the importance of adults to help break the silence around it, …

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September 11, 2018
Partnerships that Empower Survivors to S ...

In partnership with #AerieREAL Role Model Aly Raisman, Aerie produced the “survivor” swimsuit benefiting Darkness to Light. This past spring, Aerie launched an exclusive collection featuring words of wisdom from their #AerieREAL Role Models on a variety of pieces, with 100% of sales of each item benefiting causes close to their role models’ hearts. In …

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

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 6, 2018
Darkness to Light Announces Ignite 2018

Darkness to Light announces second annual child abuse prevention conference. Conference, presented by the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, brings together sexual abuse prevention leaders from across the country around the common goal of making communities safer for children. Darkness to Light has officially announced the schedule of sessions and speakers for the upcoming Ignite …

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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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May 17, 2018
Trauma & Childhood Development

We know that childhood trauma can and does create lifelong health consequences. In our last post, we discussed what adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are and the importance of educating ourselves on this important topic. Now we look at the lasting consequences of ACEs as one of the root causes of prevalent lifelong health issues. The …

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May 16, 2018
Help Kids Feel Safe at the Doctor's Offi ...

As your child gets older, you won’t always be in the room at their doctor’s appointments. Here’s how to help your kid navigate solo at medical visits. Below is an article that originally appeared in Today’s Parent, a publication based in Canada. The article, “7 Ways to Help Kids Feel Comfortable – and safe – …

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April 15, 2018
Become Comfortable in Your Discomfort

Think back to a smaller you sitting in your parent’s station wagon. Maybe you are lying across the back, or maybe there are too many of you fighting for some space — all of you free of the irritating rub of a seatbelt against your necks. Now cut to this morning and remember the race …

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April 9, 2018
Changing the Conversation

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE Study): Changing the conversation from “What is wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” It’s a common misconception that what happens to you in the past, is just that, in the past. Maybe you experienced trauma in your childhood, but why does that matter? Childhood experiences, both positive and …

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March 7, 2018
Aly Raisman Partners with Darkness to Li ...

BOSTON, MA / CHARLESTON, SC (March 7, 2018) – Aly Raisman today announced a new partnership with Darkness to Light, the nation’s leading advocate for the prevention of child sexual abuse, to provide immediate support to the gymnastics community and to begin work on a comprehensive program to help young athletes everywhere participate in a safe …

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March 1, 2018
Trust Your Gut

The vast majority of offenders do not look, act, or speak in any way that would identify them as sex offenders. They rarely wear trench coats or masks. They’re hard to spot, but not because they’re in disguise. It’s because they look like you and me. In fact, 90% of children who are victims of …

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January 26, 2018
Talking to Kids About Abuse in the News

As an adult, talking to kids about child sexual abuse can be a pretty scary thought. In today’s world, media is everywhere – on our TVs, on our phones, and on the radio on the way to school – and as cases are discussed in the news, it creates a perfect opportunity to talk to …

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January 16, 2018
Human Trafficking

Children are sexually exploited everyday. No matter where you live, chances are it is happening nearby. Some victims are sold for sex by their parents or family members, some are lured with false promises of jobs, and some become romantically involved with someone who then exploits them. Sex trafficking, considered a type of human trafficking, …

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