December 13, 2017
Five Safety Tips for the Holidays

Put protection first this holiday season. During the holidays we spend lots of time and money attempting to create magical experiences for our children. We hang decorations, bake cookies, and sing songs. We take great care in the gifts we purchase, looking for ones that marry education and fun, and hoping the thrill will last …

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December 4, 2017
7000 Adults Trained to Protect Children

Centre County has reached a new milestone in child protection. The YMCA of Centre County along with partners, have trained 7,000 adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse in Centre County, PA. That is truly amazing! When communities hit tipping point, that is when we start to see cultural change. This …

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November 26, 2017
Encouragement is Key

Giving Tuesday is Tomorrow: Check In We are almost there! Giving Tuesday is tomorrow and you have one more day to meet your fundraising goal! You’ve already sent an initial email to your friends, families, and contacts. You’ve posted on your social media outlets. But you’re still not at your goal? No worries, you still …

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November 21, 2017
Beyond #MeToo: It’s time to confront c ...

The #MeToo movement is sweeping across not only our nation, but the world. Survivors of sexual assault are sharing their stories to encourage others to come forward and to say ‘enough is enough.’ The #MeToo movement includes an out pouring of survivors who were sexually abused as children. After reading all the news articles and …

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November 20, 2017
World Children's Day

November 20th is World Children’s Day, a day each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and in 1989 is when the UN …

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November 14, 2017
First of It's Kind: Community-Wide Code ...

A small town in Missouri rallies around a community-wide code of conduct. The small town of Bolivar, Missouri is thinking outside the box in their quest to protect children. Headed-up by the Polk County Community Task Force to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect, the town is creating a community-wide code of conduct aimed at helping businesses, …

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November 9, 2017
Asking For Support

Asking for Support: Make A Difference By Connecting With Others Now that your fundraising campaign is set-up, it’s time to get started on your quest to raise funds to protect children. Think about your fundraising strategy like a dart board. The best fundraisers start by asking their closest contacts first (the bullseye) and progressively working …

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November 6, 2017
Best Case Worst Case

Best Case Worst Case with Patty Dailey Lewis​ Darkness to Light Board Member and Executive Director of the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children, Patty Dailey Lewis, Esq., appeared on the Best Case Worst Case podcast. The podcast is hosted by Jim Clemente, a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent/Profiler and former Prosecutor for the …

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October 31, 2017
Bring Everyone Together to Give

Bring Everyone Together to Give: Start a Personal Fundraising Campaign This holiday season is just around the corner, and we invite you to kick it off with us on Giving Tuesday, November 28th! Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, people around the world will come together to …

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October 24, 2017
Thank you for an amazing year!

November is almost here and we want to take this moment to highlight the amazing work that your support has helped accomplish. Without you and your selfless giving to the cause of child sexual abuse prevention, none of the milestones of 2017 could have been met. Take pride in knowing that your donations are helping …

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October 16, 2017
National Awards

Darkness to Light presented our inaugural national awards at our National Conference, Ignite 2017. We have so many amazing individuals and organizations that work alongside of us to make the world a safer place, training their communities to protect children from sexual abuse. Together, we have trained more than 1.4 million adults to prevent, recognize, and …

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September 26, 2017
Coaching Can Be Complicated

Let’s face it. Coaching can be complicated. As a coach, you’re a mix of coach, parent, educator, and motivator. You see the promise in your athletes, pushing them to achieve things they might not have thought possible. Celebrating their successes and counseling them through short-comings, you develop a close personal relationship with the athletes you …

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September 11, 2017
Keeping Your Athlete Safe

With kids back in school, school and club sports are back in session and parents are meeting the challenges of supporting their young athletes. As a parent, you’re investing time, money, and lots of energy in your child and their success at every level of competition. You find yourself playing the roles of motivator, encourager, …

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August 7, 2017
A Community Based Response to Keeping Ch ...

Ignite 2017 will welcome child sexual abuse professionals and experts, researchers, and individuals from across the country who share a commitment to the prevention of child sexual abuse. The conference will engage attendees on a national level to enhance their knowledge of child sexual abuse prevention as well as provide advanced training, connect successful community …

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July 13, 2017
Darkness to Light Announces Inaugural Ch ...

Conference to bring child sexual abuse prevention leaders from across the country together around the common goal of making communities safer for children.  Atlanta, GA – Darkness to Light has officially announced the Ignite 2017 National Conference sessions and speakers for the first conference of its kind to be organized by the child sexual abuse …

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June 15, 2017
Four Things Parents Must Know to Help Pr ...

Ignite 2017 will welcome child sexual abuse professionals and experts, researchers, and individuals from across the country who share a commitment to the prevention of child sexual abuse. The conference will engage attendees on a national level to enhance their knowledge of child sexual abuse prevention as well as provide advanced training, connect successful community …

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May 25, 2017
Why a Hollywood Actor Turned His Nightma ...

She was just 18 months young—covered in Afghan dirt and held by her father. Her heart was four times the size of an average 18 month old child. In the US, medical treatment would be rather simple but in Afghanistan and Pakistan, there was just no medical means accessible. It was estimated that she would …

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April 26, 2017
Wesley’s Story – The Social Impact o ...

The effects of abuse aren’t just physical and can last a lifetime.  Wesley Hogue is a featured survivor in Stewards of Children® and is committed to preventing child sexual abuse and protecting children. This April, he’s teamed up with Darkness to Light again to share more about how sexual abuse impacted his life, both as a child …

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April 24, 2017
Darkness to Light Celebrates National Ch ...

Charleston, South Carolina – Darkness to Light is asking adults across the country to raise awareness of child abuse, including child sexual abuse, during April and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Sexual abuse is a silent epidemic, affecting one in ten children before their 18th birthday. “Child sexual abuse prevention training can be difficult for some …

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April 18, 2017
Wesley's Story - The Impact on the Famil ...

The effects of abuse aren’t just felt by the child.  Wesley Hogue is a featured survivor in Stewards of Children® and is committed to preventing child sexual abuse and protecting children. This April, he’s teamed up with Darkness to Light again to share more about how sexual abuse impacted his life, both as a child when the abuse …

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