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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
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
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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Top Tips for Hiring Care Givers

Top Tips for Hiring Care Givers

As summer approaches, we may find ourselves needing to find childcare solutions for our little ones. Whether we are looking for center-based care, home based care, day camps and recreation programs, a nanny, an occasional babysitter or having to call on family or friends, we need to know that our children will be safe. Use … Read More
What it Takes to Protect Children, Our Summer Camp Toolkit

What it Takes to Protect Children, Our Summer Camp Toolkit

Summer camp, whether overnight camp or day camp, is a time for kids to experience recreational fun balanced with growing independence.  When making a choice about the camps your child will attend, it’s important to know what to ask. More than likely you will be asking questions about the daily schedule and how they handle homesick … Read More
Introducing Child Safety Pledge; Taking a Stand to Keep Children Happy & Safe

Introducing Child Safety Pledge; Taking a Stand to Keep Children Happy & Safe

Darkness to Light recently expanded our resources through Child Safety Pledge, a new platform to specifically meet the needs of parents and caregivers as they protect the children in their care. Here’s why we’re so excited about the newest addition to the Darkness to Light brand family. Parents lack a comprehensive resource for keeping kids … Read More

Child Sexual Abuse + Social Behavior Change

Through a combination of research, education, and community advocacy, Darkness to Light uses a social behavior change approach to pioneer new training initiatives that bring child sexual abuse prevention to the attention of the broader cultural conversation.   Social Behavior Change is a proven approach for enabling changes at individual, community, and societal levels to improve … Read More