Categories: Guest Blog, Other, Success Stories, Survivor Stories

A Personal Journey

My name is Timalee and I’m a survivor of child sexual abuse. I was abused at the hands of my paternal Grandfather from about ages 5 to 13. I was in my late 20’s when I first disclosed my secret. At that time, my Mom said the magic words “It’s not your fault,” which were …

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Categories: Guest Blog, Other, Success Stories

First of It’s Kind: Community-Wide Code of Conduct

A small town in Missouri rallies around a community-wide code of conduct. The small town of Bolivar, Missouri is thinking outside the box in their quest to protect children. Headed-up by the Polk County Community Task Force to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect, the town is creating a community-wide code of conduct aimed at helping businesses, …

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Categories: Home, News and Events, Other, Our Perspective, Success Stories

The National Children’s Advocacy Center on the Declining Rates of Child Sexual Abuse

The position paper below was originally published by the National Children’s Advocacy Center. It cites Darkness to Light’s prevalence research and calls for a new messaging that celebrates the strides that have been made and leverages that success to bolster future prevention efforts.  For many years, many child sexual abuse professionals including those within Children’s Advocacy Centers …

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Categories: Success Stories

Facilitator Spotlight – CARE House

Here at Darkness to Light, we are constantly amazed by the tireless work and effort our facilitators and partners put forth in training their communities in Stewards of Children®. Everyday we hear training success stories and incredible feedback about the prevention efforts happening all around the country and the world! The CARE House in Dayton, Ohio is …

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Categories: Guest Blog, Success Stories

Talking About It: The Prevention Cure for this Silent Epidemic

by Jill Tolles, Child Sexual Abuse Survivor and Speaker Talking about Child Sexual Abuse can feel scary and awkward, particularly for survivors. I know firsthand. In January of 2016, I broke my own silence in front of 1,400 people in my hometown at a TEDx Event arranged by my colleagues from the University where I …

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