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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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“Darkness to Light” by Dan Mackenzie

As we’re preparing for the holidays, we thought we’d bring you a special performance by Dan Mackenzie of his song “Darkness to Light.” The Charleston School of Arts Orchestra and the Ashley River Creative Arts School Unichorous Unicorns both accompanied Dan at the 2006 Circle of Light Gala!
National Sex Offender Registry

National Sex Offender Registry

Click HERE to view the U.S. National Sex Offender Registry (SOR). Most of the state registries are very effective and allow you to search by neighborhood, name, or zip code. As we said in our Tuesday Talking Point, knowledge is power, and becoming more aware of offenders around you allows you to better protect the … Read More
Looking at the World Differently: Ken Burger on Prevention Trainings

Looking at the World Differently: Ken Burger on Prevention Trainings

By Ken Burger Can 10 people gathered in a small room on a Friday afternoon save a child from the nightmarish hell of living with the scars of sexual abuse? Yes and no. They might save more. Someone taking the Darkness To Light training session may recognize a problem before it starts, scare a predator … Read More
A Parent Guide for Selecting Youth Serving Organizations

A Parent Guide for Selecting Youth Serving Organizations

Child Safety is a Parent’s Responsibility Keeping children safe is the responsibility of adults! You would not allow your child to play on broken playground equipment, ride in a car without a seatbelt or child seat, or have access to poisonous substances. However, one survey showed that fewer than 30% of parents take proactive steps … Read More