Schedule is tentative as speakers are still being scheduled and is subject to change. Conference attendees participate in one session per time slot.

Pre-Conference Schedule: Monday October 7th

TimeSessionAttendeesRegister
8:30 AM - 5:00 PMFacilitator WorkshopGet trained as a Darkness to Light Authorized Facilitator to deliver the Stewards of Children® training program to adults in your organization or community. Registration is $450 and includes 20 Stewards of Children® Interactive Workbooks, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and entrance to the VIP Reception on the evening of October 7th. This is separate from the conference registration. Register here.
8:30 AM - 3:30 PMMonique Burr Foundation Facilitator TrainingGet trained as a Monique Burr Foundation Facilitator to deliver their child-focused prevention education programs.Registration is $300 and includes breakfast and lunch, facilitator training manual, marketing and outreach kit, sample program materials, credit toward purchase of curriculum, and entrance to the VIP Reception on the evening of October 7th. You can also bundle with conference registration. You must register to attend. Register here.
1:00 - 5:00 PMAdvanced Facilitator TrainingOnly open to Darkness to Light Authorized Facilitators. Must have completed five Stewards of Children® trainings & reported them on the Facilitator Dashboard.Registration is $125 and includes 20 Stewards of Children® Interactive Workbooks, lunch, snacks, and the VIP Reception on the evening of October 7th. You can also bundle with conference registration. You must register to attend. Register here.
1:00 - 5:00 PMDarkness to Light Certified Instructor SessionOnly open to Darkness to Light Certified Instructors. You must register to attend this session. This session is free to Certified Instructors. Register here.
5:30-7:00 PMVIP ReceptionInvite Only

Schedule: Tuesday October 8th

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7:30-8:30 AMBreakfast & Networking
8:30-10:30 AMWelcome from Darkness to Light President & CEO Katelyn Brewer & Director of Programs Erika Rowell
Keynote: Marci Hamilton, JD, MA, Founder, CEO, & Academic Director of Child USA
10:30-10:45 AMCoffee Break
10:45-11:45 AMBreakout Session 1A Culture of Care: Cultivating Protective & Resilience Factors as Integral Abuse Prevention in Faith Communities Speakers: Rev. Carrie Walker Nettles & Rev. Dr. Jay Kieve Prevent 360° Case Study in Dayton, OH Speakers: Denise Uhl Jenkins, Erika Rowell, & Stacy Pendarvis, MSW, MA How to Get Started as an Independent Facilitator Speaker: Kim Lakin CregerTraining & Behavior Change within the Darkness to Light Prevention Paradigm Speaker: Dr. Kim Longfield, MPH
11:45-12:45 PMLunch & Networking
12:45-1:45 PMBreakout Session 2How to Effectively Prove Your Client's Injuries from Sexual Abuse in A Civil Law Suit Speaker: Lyndsay Markley, Esq.Online Safety Education for Kids Speaker: Susan Kennedy, Ed.MSurvivor Story: The Power of One Person Speaker: Erin Rutherford, MSW The Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative: A Comprehensive Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Strategy Speaker: Kate Guastaferro, PhD
1:45-2:00 PMBreak
2:00-3:00 PMBreakout Session 3Implicit Bias Speaker: John G.C Laing Jr. Developing a Statewide Sexual Abuse Prevention Plan Speakers: Rebecca Bevans, MSW & Bonnie Beneke, LCSWConnect Two! Creating Successful Partnerships with Faith Communities to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Speaker: Ashley Nicole Davis"I Didn't Know Where to Go:" A Review of Stop It Now!'s Sexual Abuse Prevention Helpline Speaker: Jenny Coleman, MA, LMHC
3:00 - 3:15 PMCoffee Break
3:15-4:15 PMBreakout Session 4Why Sex Offenders Deserve a Good Defense, and How to Prepare the Complainant for Court Speaker: Toni Messina, Esq. We Can Do More to Minimize Opportunity Speakers: Sarah Palestine, MBA & Tammy DunneHow to Improve Your SEO by Understanding Online Searchers Speaker: Ted Ives, MBAA Case for Parenting Education, Based on ACEs Science Speaker: Rene Howitt
4:30 - 5:30 PMGroup Session: Corporate Wellness Panel: The Case for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
6:00-8:00 PMWelcome Reception: Light Hors d' oeuvres & Cash Bar - The Springdale Barrel Room

Schedule: Wednesday October 9th

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7:30-8:30 AMBreakfast & Networking
8:30-10:30 AMKeynote Discussion: Moderated discussion, audience Q & A, & meditation with Champion Gymnast & Advocate Aly Raisman
10:30 -10:45 AMCoffee Break
10:45-11:45 AMBreakout Session 1Memories, ACEs, Frye, Anonymity: An Examination of Procedural & Substantive Challenges Under New York's Child Victims Act Speaker: Hon. Richard Dollinger We Want Money, Yes We Do. We Want Money - How About You? Speakers: Kelly Schultz, MPA & Annie WilsonBuilding Policies that Prevent Abuse Speakers: Patty Dailey Lewis, Esq., Claudine Malone, Esq. The Neurochemistry of Trauma & Evidence-Based Models of Recovery Speaker: Thomas Mitchell, LPC, NCC
11:45-12:45 PMLunch
12:45-1:45 PMGroup Session: Panel: Everyone Has A Story to Tell
1:45 - 2:00 PMCoffee Break
2:00 - 3:00 PMBreakout Session 3Panel: Experts Share Professional Pointers on Improving Victimology and Successful OutcomesBuilding a Comprehensive School Program to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Speaker: Steve Mandell, M.Ed.How to be Healthy & Hopeful While Being Exposed to Child Sexual Abuse Speaker: Cherisse Thibaut, MSW, LCSWChild Sexual Abuse Prevention Through an Equity Lens: Where Do We Focus? Speaker: Benny Del Castillo, MSW, LGSW
3:15-4:00 PMAwards & Goodbye

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