Massachusetts — On Wednesday, May 1, The Greater Lowell Family YMCA helped provide Stewards of Children™ training to 350 Dracut School Department personnel. “It is vitally important that all school employees be aware of the issue of child sexual abuse, and be sensitive to its effects on our children. The YMCA’s willingness to provide this invaluable educational training to the Dracut Public Schools is a wonderful example of community organizations effectively working together on behalf of children and adolescents,” says Steven Stone, Superintendent of Schools in Dracut.
This will be the second Stewards of Children training held in the town of Dracut. The first took place on March 7 with the city’s recreation department. This training has been made available to the town of Chelmsford and is offered to day care providers, teachers, parents, sport/recreation groups and concerned citizens. “At the Y, we are committed to protecting the innocence of children,” says Ray Adams, Greater Lowell Family YMCA chief executive officer. “We are glad to be part of the solution by educating responsible adults and we are grateful to the school department for supporting this important community effort.”