Get continuing education hours or credit for educating yourself on how to prevent, recognize, and respond to child sexual abuse.

Darkness to Light provides trainings that are approved for continuing education hours for different professionals, including educators, nurses, social workers, counselors, law enforcement, and more.

Stewards of Children®

SOCIAL WORKERS:

Nationally, Stewards of Children® is approved for two (2) contact hours of continuing education by The National Association of Social Workers (NASW). After completing Stewards of Children® in-person or online the approval number will be supplied on your certificate. Participants interested in receiving NASW continuing education hours should submit their certificate directly to their board.

Boards that do not endorse the NASW approval are MI, NY, & WV. States that do not recognize NASW National Approval are NJ, ID, & OR. Boards that currently do not have continuing education requirements are CO & Puerto Rico

COUNSELORS:

Currently, Stewards of Children® is not approved nationally for counselors. However, it is approved on a state-by-state basis:

Georgia: Stewards of Children® is approved for Licensed Professional Counselors. The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy emails certificates with the approval number. Please reach out to Nikki Berger with The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy if you are interested.

Texas: Stewards of Children® is approved by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Please reach out to Katia Gonzalez with the Alliance for Children if you are interested.


NURSES:

Nationally, Stewards of Children® is approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the National Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for 2 continuing education contact hours. The approval is valid through August 5, 2019 and the approval number is on the certificate. For in-person training, facilitators must submit the sign in sheet and evaluation for individuals needing contact hours to Darkness to Light. For online training, the individual must submit their certificate to Darkness to Light.

States that do not recognize the approval are CA & FL.

DENTIST:

Nationally, Stewards of Children® is approved for two (2) contact hours of continuing education for Dentist and Dental Hygienist. Contact Natalie Batten at Darkness to Light for more information.


EMS:

Stewards of Children® is not approved nationally for EMS. However, it is approved on a state-by-state basis:

Georgia: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing education credits by the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma. Email Nikki Berger with The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy if interested.

There is not a national board that approves programs on a national level for educators. It is either done by state, city, or school/district.

EARLY CHILDHOOD:

Georgia: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing education contact hours by the Early Child Care Providers – Bright from the Start. Contact Nikki Berger for more information.

Missouri:  Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing education units by MO Department of Health and Senior Services. Please contact Lynn Cole at 573-751-2450 if interested.

North Carolina: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing education units by the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education. Contact webmasterdcd@dhhs.nc.gov for more information.

New York: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing education units by the New York State Office of Children & Family Services. Contact Torie Seeger for more information

EDUCATORS:

Texas: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing professional education units by the Texas Education Agency. The approval number is 902071.

LEGAL:

Delaware: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing legal education units by the Delaware State Bar Association. Contact Margot Miller for more information.

Georgia: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing legal education units by the Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency. Contact Nikki Berger for more information.

South Carolina: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing legal education units by the South Carolina Supreme Court Commission on CLE and Specialization. Approval number is 170912. Contact Darkness to Light for more information.

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

Georgia: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing education units by the GA Peace Officer Standards & Training Council. Contact Nikki Berger for more information.

Tennessee: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing education units by the TN P.O.S.T. Commission – Peace Officer Standards Training. Approval number is 18-271. For more information, contact LaShonda Randolph.