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We know that many of you have been patiently waiting to hear about Darkness to Light’s much anticipated conference Ignite. Well, we’re here to tell you that this year’s conference will be even bigger and better, under a new name and partnership with the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Envision will bring together diverse child advocates and organizations and will empower them to prevent child sexual abuse using a public health approach. Envision 2022 will focus on the importance of communication in preventing child sexual abuse because we feel that effective communication engages and empowers us to work together to keep kids safe from harm. The conference will be held virtually November 8th – 9th with a special pre-conference day for Darkness to Light Authorized Facilitators on Monday November 7th. 

The Partnership 

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. They promote their mission via five critical areas of focus: research, education, communication, advocacy, and policy. 

And of course you know Darkness to Light as a nonprofit organization with the mission to empower adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Through education and awareness, we seek to create a safer world for children to grow and thrive. Our 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.  

So, when you put these two thought leaders together, you end up with advanced training seminars and thought-provoking, interactive sessions led by some of the most respected experts in child protection.  

The Conference and Keynotes 

This year’s conference will focus on the importance of communication in preventing child sexual abuse. Leading experts, advocates and survivors will share the tools, resources and insights we can all use to effectively spark change through the knowledge and empowerment that adults need to keep kids safe from harm.   

Here are just some of the incredible sessions you’ll experience:   

  • Effective Communication Strategies in CSA Prevention  
  • Communicating CSA Research to Key Stakeholders
  • Keep Kids Safe: Advocating for Prevention, Healing and Justice
  • Shared Dictionary: Trauma Informed Language and Practices
  • Successfully Advocating for Prevention Funding
  • Media Stigma Around CSA and Persons Attracted to Children
  • Mobilizing Men: The Important Role Men Play in Prevention     

Stay tuned for the full schedule, including speaker information coming soon.  

Registration and Details  

Although we are happy to offer FREE registration to this event until October 31st, we welcome and encourage a donation to help alleviate the cost of the conference for our not-for-profit organizations. Keep in mind that seats to the ENVISION National Prevention Conference are valued at $375 each. Please register early, as free registration will expire on October 31st.   

A special pre-conference day for Darkness to Light Authorized Facilitators will be held on Mondy November 7th. This day will include special information and sessions related to facilitating Stewards of Children.  We will cover topics such as being a trauma informed facilitator, vicarious trauma, promotion, new perspectives on The Empowerment Skills, and spend time in regional networking groups. You can register for the pre-conference day here. 

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Envision Prevention Conference! 

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