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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April 12, 2017
Wesley's Story - How Abuse Impacted My H ...

If you’ve taken Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® training, Wesley may seem familiar to you. He’s 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 …

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February 22, 2017
The National Children's Advocacy Center ...

The position paper below was originally published by the National Children’s Advocacy Center. It cites Darkness to Light’s prevalence research and calls for a new messaging that celebrates the strides that have been made and leverages that success to bolster future prevention efforts.  For many years, many child sexual abuse professionals including those within Children’s Advocacy Centers …

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February 16, 2017
Still Feeling - Miryam's Story

At a certain point in my life I realized that I was living in “the upside-down.” It was when I started to work out my past, that I developed this concept. Only recently I came up with the name, thanks to the Netflix series, Stranger Things. Early in my childhood, I was abused. I can …

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January 26, 2017
A Childhood Fractured - Allen and Derek' ...

Darkness to Light shares survivor stories in the hopes of highlighting the ways that survivors are healing from their abuse and helping others. Derek Hopkins and Allen Vandever are both Chicago area artists who interpret their worlds through their work. In the case of these friends and collaborators, that includes a shared history of child …

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December 29, 2016
A Survivor Becomes An Advocate - Sylvia' ...

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 …

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December 21, 2016
Believing that Prevention is Possible - ...

As a survivor of child sexual abuse, I’m writing to you with a story of hope. Although I experienced the trauma of abuse as a child, I have seen the power to protect children when adults are trained in child sexual abuse prevention. My abuse first started when I was 5 years old by a …

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December 14, 2016
Finding Beauty in the Broken - Clarissa' ...

Darkness to Light shares survivor stories in the hopes of highlighting the ways that survivors are healing from their abuse and helping others. Clarissa Carpenter helps survivors of child sexual abuse through her work with The Younique Foundation, an organization that provides retreats for women where they learn skills that can help them find individual healing. …

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December 12, 2016
National Health and Child Protection Adv ...

Darkness to Light is pleased to announce that two new members have been welcomed to their board of directors. This announcement comes on the heels of the recent hire of Katelyn Brewer as CEO. Anton Gunn and Gareth Hedges were nominated and voted onto the board for terms beginning in September 2016. The appointments demonstrate …

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