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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
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
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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2021 Award Winners

2021 Award Winners

What does outstanding achievements in the field of sexual abuse prevention look like? Ask these three advocates. During IGNITE 2021, our fourth annual National Prevention Conference, Darkness to Light recognized individuals who have gone above and beyond to further the mission of child sexual abuse prevention. Awards presented included Instructor of the Year, Facilitator of … Read More

Learn from Peggy’s Story – Crime Junkie

Did you listen to the Crime Junkie episode MURDERED: Peggy Reome? This episode tells the story of a woman who went missing for 12 years, her daughter’s mission to find her, and the intersection of their story with child sexual abuse. We’ve partnered with Crime Junkie as their subject matter expert to offer support, tips, … Read More
Rachael Denhollander Joins IGNITE 2021

Rachael Denhollander Joins IGNITE 2021

Darkness to Light Announces Rachael Denhollander as IGNITE 2021 Keynote Speaker Denhollander will present the keynote session virtually April 27th. Charleston, SC. – April 2, 2021 –Darkness to Light announces Rachael Denhollander, attorney, author, and sexual abuse advocate, as a keynote speaker at their fourth annual child abuse prevention conference, IGNITE 2021. Presentedby the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, the conference brings together … Read More
A Statement from the CEO: Our Commitment to Justice

A Statement from the CEO: Our Commitment to Justice

Two hundred and ninety-five days ago, I, like many other leaders, released a statement expressing my commitment to leading an anti-racist organization. It was a statement that I wrote with passion and conviction—emotions that have frequently resurfaced over the last nine months, but particularly in the wake of last Tuesday’s tragic murder of six Asian … Read More