A NEW training for a NEW generation.

Darkness to Light’s flagship training, Stewards of Children®, teaches adults practical actions they can take to reduce instances of child sexual abuse in their organizations, families, and communities. Through interviews with a very diverse group of people with lived experience, experts, and treatment providers, Stewards of Children® is one of the only award-winning, evidence-informed, adult-focused child sexual abuse prevention trainings in the United States proven to increase knowledge and change behavior.

In 2023, Darkness to Light released a NEW version of Stewards of Children®, providing the same proven framework that has created millions of safe adults but with significant updates to introduce new survivors and experts, the latest statistics and technology, and enhanced learning methods and tools.

Training Features
  • Delivered in a trauma-informed way by instructors and facilitators who have been rigorously trained
  • Features powerful videos paired with robust facilitated discussion
  • Teaches three foundational empowerment skills:
    • Making choices that protect children
    • Taking risks to minimize danger to children
    • Supporting each other
  • Highlights The 5 Steps to Protecting Children™ and how to apply them to better protect children from child sexual abuse

Stewards of Children® is available in English through our Authorized Facilitator-led (in-person or virtual) format as well as asynchronously online. You can learn more about our training formats on our Get Trained page, or learn how to Become a Facilitator here.

We are actively developing the Spanish iteration of the NEW Stewards of Children®. 

You have the power to protect the children in your life.

Are you ready?


To see what CEUs Stewards of Children® is approved for in your state, click here.