Child sexual abuse prevention starts with knowledge and awareness of the problem.
We understand that adult learners come to us with diverse personal and professionals experiences, as well as other, often competing life obligations that can make it difficult to dedicate time to learning. Darkness to Light training is built to acknowledge and respond to these realities. To increase engagement and the potential for behavior change, we enrich learning by incorporating reflection and discussion opportunities, granting learners the opportunity to apply prior knowledge and consider the positive impacts of prevention.
Darkness to Light has a wide array of award-winning training for adults looking to help prevent child sexual abuse and protect children.
Who uses Darkness to Light training?
- Adults working or volunteering in youth serving organizations
- Educators, guidance counselors, and health professionals
- Parents and caregivers
- Individuals looking for CEUs
- Corporations and businesses for employee wellness programs
- Any concerned adult looking to protect kids
Darkness to Light training is available in-person led by a Darkness to Light Authorized Facilitator or can be taken individually online. Training is available in English and Spanish.
Click on the training title to learn more about each offering:
Darkness to Light’s flagship, evidence-informed prevention training to help adults prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The training is two hours and features survivor stories, experts in the field, and other concerned individuals all providing practical guidance to prevent child sexual abuse. Learn more about Stewards of Children®.
The Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect training teaches you to recognize indicators of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. In this one-hour training, you will learn the legal obligations as a mandated reporter defined by your state. Learn more about our mandated reporter training here.
In just 30 minutes learn guidelines for healthy touch and safe, respectful ways to interact with children at home and in youth serving settings. You will also learn about healthy sexual development in order to identify normal and abnormal touching behaviors. Learn more about Healthy Touch for Children & Youth training here.
The 30-minute Protecting Children Through Active Bystanding training will teach you ways to intervene to reinforce a child’s boundaries with adults and other children. You will also receive examples of red flag behaviors and learn to make spontaneous and planned interventions. Learn more about our active bystanding training here.
Having age-appropriate, open conversations about our bodies, sex, and boundaries is an important step in protecting children. In this 30-minute training learn how to talk and listen to children about personal safety and sexual abuse. Learn more about the Talking with Children training here.
The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is directly linked to child sexual abuse. Learn why preventing child sexual abuse is important to reducing the risk of children being sexually exploited. Learn more about our 30-minute Protecting Children from Sex Trafficking training.
We often develop strategies that help to prevent child sexual abuse under our existing circumstances. But what happens if those circumstances change? This training will help you navigate through the unusual circumstances you might face during times of crisis. This training will help you consider your current strategies, help you identify the new situation, and help you change your strategy. Learn more about our 30-minute Protecting Children During a Crisis training.