Darkness to Light Teams Up With The Moore Center

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Darkness to Light Teams Up with the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse for National Conference Presented by the Monique Burr Foundation for Children
Fourth annual IGNITE 2021 conference is taking place virtually April 27th-29th, 2021

Charleston, SC. – February 24, 2021 – Darkness to Light’s fourth annual child sexual abuse prevention conference, IGNITE 2021, will be held virtually April 27-29th. Presented by the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, the conference brings together sexual abuse prevention leaders from across the country for the common goal of making communities safer for children.

This year Darkness to Light and the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse are teaming up to offer their annual prevention events, IGNITE 2021 and Child Sexual Abuse: A Public Health Perspective, in a single event. Founded in 2012, the Moore Center is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to creating a public health approach to preventing child sexual abuse. This collaboration will expand the conference to three days.

“The future of child sexual abuse prevention is collaborative,” said President and CEO Katelyn Brewer. “By working together with the Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) and the Moore Center, we are able to make a bigger impact and ultimately keep more kids safe. We are grateful to have the continued support of MBF and excited to collaborate with the Moore Center to bring even more content to our conference attendees.”

Individuals and organizations attending IGNITE 2021 have the opportunity to participate in advanced training seminars and thought-provoking, interactive sessions led by some of the most respected experts in child protection. Offering three session tracks, the conference will have something for everyone.

IGNITE 2021 is taking place virtually April 27-29th. Attendees wanting more advanced training may register for pre-conference activities on April 26th. For more information and to register for the conference, please click here.

About Darkness to Light
Darkness to Light is a nonprofit organization with the mission to empower adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Through education and awareness, the organization seeks to create a safer world for children to grow and thrive. Darkness to Light’s flagship program, Stewards of Children®, is an award-winning training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. More than 2 million adults including educators, youth serving professionals, organization volunteers, and community members have been certified in the program. Stewards of Children® is the only evidence-informed training of its kind, with the largest network of child protection advocates in the world as facilitators. For more information, visit www.D2L.org.

About Monique Burr Foundation for Children
The Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 by Edward E. Burr in honor of his late wife, Monique Burr, a devoted child advocate. MBF Prevention Education Programs, including MBF Child Safety Matters® for elementary schools, MBF Teen Safety Matters® for middle and high schools, MBF Athlete Safety Matters® for youth athletes, and MBF After-School Safety Matters® for after-school and youth-serving organizations, are evidence-based/evidence-informed primary prevention programs. They educate and empower children and adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize and respond appropriately to abuse, bullying, cyberbullying, digital dangers, exploitation, and human trafficking. More than 5,000 facilitators have delivered MBF Programs to over 4.5 million students throughout the U.S. and in 3 additional countries.

About the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
Founded in 2012, the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is the only center housed within a research-intensive university focused solely on preventing child sexual abuse. We promote our mission via five critical areas of focus: research, education, communication, advocacy, and policy.

Media Contact:
Gwen Bouchie
Darkness to Light

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