February 3, 2010
Let's Take Child Sexual Abuse Seriously

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Until we begin to take child sexual abuse seriously and take proactive steps to PREVENT the horror, we will continue to see our children suffer. Stories such as these abound, and remarkably as a society we turn a blind eye far too often. …

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February 1, 2010
Stewards of Children: Learn to PREVENT C ...

Our Stewards of Children Prevention Training is a comprehensive sexual abuse prevention training aimed at teaching adults how to Prevent, Recognize and React Responsibly to childhood sexual abuse. Stewards of Children is evidence based and third party evaluated and it has been shown that 1 adult trained in Stewards of Children will better protect at …

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January 28, 2010
Joe Biden Discusses Child Sexual Abuse o ...

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy A story of child sexual abuse in Delaware has rocked the state and Joe Biden explains how deep and grave an impact this tragedy has had. This is exactly why PREVENTION is the only answer!

January 27, 2010
Six Degrees of Separation

We’ve just implemented a new fundraising tool on our blog and we’re excited to share it with you! As you can see on the right, we’ve installed a new donation widget affiliated with Network for Good. Our new fudraising widget uses the six degrees concept which you may have heard of. According to the Six …

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January 25, 2010
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention in Michiga ...

By MEGAN SCHMIDT The Holland Sentinel Holland, MI — The GVSU Women’s Center will shift its focus from violence against women to sexual abuse against children in its noon lunch series this month. Staff from Ottawa County’s Children’s Advocacy Center will conduct a training on preventingchild sexual abuse on Friday at Grand Valley State University’s …

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January 22, 2010
Kisses From Dolce

Susan Hausman, author of the children’s book, “Kisses From Dolce: A Book for Children About Trusting and Telling”, has been a Darkness to Light Facilitator since 2006. Our Darkness to Light team was recently in Boston while Susan became a certified Instructor (she can now train Facilitators)! For years now Susan has dedicated her life …

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January 21, 2010
Jeffrey Kennedy - Ant Artist Extroidinai ...

Jeffrey Kennedy has been making “ant art” to benefit Darkness to Light and child sexual abuse prevention for years now! In February, Jeffrey is moving from Charleston to Florida and we wish him all the best. Thank you Jeffrey for all that you’ve done! Check his online gallery out HERE

January 20, 2010
West Virginia State Police Take Up the F ...

Finally, a story about child sexual abuse in which PREVENTION is promoted! By Alison KnezevichCharleston Gazette To read about steps you can take to prevent child sexual abuse, click here. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The burned, blistered hand of a child. Blurred faces of kids victimized by pedophiles. State legislators saw those images and more Tuesday, …

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January 18, 2010
Thank You Mo'Nique

If you didn’t catch the Golden Globes last night, Best Supporting Actress Mo’Nique gave a touching speech in which she encouraged all abuse survivors to “TELL!” Thank You Mo’Nique for being such a courageous inspiration. Amid the glitz and glamor, Mo’Nique found time to bring us back to earth and recognize the tragedy that is …

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January 15, 2010
Become a Part of the Solution

Stewards of Children is Darkness to Light’s award winning, evidenced based child sexual abuse PREVENTION program. We have over 2,200 trained Stewards Facilitators in 47 States and 10 Countries so chances are we have a presence near you. In an ideal world everyone would have child sexual abuse prevention training, while we can’t reach everyone, …

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January 13, 2010
'Precious' is the Latest Film to Show th ...

Child abuse, and child sexual abuse in particular, are still major taboos in our society. Only by shedding light on such dark topics can we ever expect to see a positive change. “Darkness can not drive out Darkness, only Light can do that.” MLK Los Angeles Times By Janet Kinosian The film “Precious: Based on …

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January 11, 2010
Adults' Responsibility in Child Sexual A ...

Child Sexual Abuse: The Hidden Epidemic Child sexual abuse is a hidden but significant problem in every community in America. Experts estimate that one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. Less than one in ten will tell. Research clearly shows that individuals who are sexually …

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January 8, 2010
Pediatrician accused of molestation; 'mu ...

Another horrific story of child sexual abuse is making national headlines and we have yet to see PREVENTION promoted as an alternative! You would struggle to find an article about breast cancer where a mammogram wasn’t mentioned; prevention training should be just a synonymous with child sexual abuse. (CNN) — A Delaware pediatrician is facing …

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January 6, 2010
Technology helps, but kids mostly need y ...

Today we have a guest blog from NHL veteran Paul Ranheim and his partner Brain Lawson; co-founders of the PG Key, an award winning computer safety device recently featured on the TODAY Show. The PG Key is a great new tool helping parents keep kids safe everyday! By: Paul Ranheim and Brian Lawson As a …

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January 5, 2010
Tuesday Talking Point: A New Year, A New ...

As we move into a new year, and indeed a new decade, we at Darkness to Light want to make sure that we’re not just working hard, but that we’re working intelligently. That is why, as Anne Says, we’ve undergone an organizational shift from an individual “training only model” to a “community wide training model.” …

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January 4, 2010
Make 2010 a Safe Place For Kids!

By: Laura HuntNew Year’s resolutions can make a person nervous about whether they can achieve their goal? Why do I have the same goals each year? How about making a new resolution for 2010? Resolve to do your part to end child sexual abuse. Resolve to support prevention programs that help to educate and provide …

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December 31, 2009
Thank You

As today is the last day of 2009, we wanted to say THANK YOU to all of our friends, followers, members, supporters and social media readers! This is Darkness to Light’s first year in social media, and thanks to you guys it has been a magnificent success. With your help, we’ve built a Facebook Cause …

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December 30, 2009
Precious and Prevention Consciousness

Despite the fact that 20% of American children will be sexually abused by the age of 18, childhood sexual abuse remains a topic that’s swept under the rug. Precious, a new film starring Gabourey Sidibie and Mo’nique, gives people a inside glimpse of the devastating effects of sexual abuse. Set in Harlem in 1987, it …

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December 29, 2009
Tuesday Talking Point: Coach Sanders

Things have gotten backed up with the holiday season so today’s Tuesday Talking Point is one of our PSAs from a few years ago. This PSA ran on CNN and certainly provided people with something to talk about. We hope everyone is having a great holiday season, and thank you for your support in this, …

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