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Categories: Education, General News, Guides, Other, School Safety

Is Your After School Activity Topnotch?

After School Activities, Boys Playing Soccer
After school activities serve as childcare, enrichment, tutoring, or engagement in sports. Whatever their purpose, parents and caregivers rely on these activities to keep their kids safe. Some parents will ask the tough questions (what training your staff has in child sexual abuse prevention, what is your code of conduct, how do you handle reports …

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Categories: Education, General News, Guides, Other, School Safety

Supplies Everyone Needs: Our Back-to-School Toolkit

African American Girl Teenager Pupil Student Preparing To Go To School, Our back-to-school toolkit
Believe it or not, it is back to school time – time for academics, after school activities and homework.  Back to school means our children find themselves faced with a whole new set of adults (teachers, aides, school staff, and coaches) in which we ask them to trust. But there are many things that we …

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Categories: Education, General News, Other

Making Spaces Safer. What is an Environmental Scan?

What are Environmental Scans? Kids in Art Room
Step 2 of the 5 Steps to Protecting Children™, our framework for preventing child sexual abuse is Minimize Opportunity. We know that more than 80% of sexual abuse cases occur in isolated, one-on-one situations. So if you eliminate or reduce isolated, one-on-one situations between children and adults, as well as children and other youth, you’ll …

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Categories: Education, General News, Our Perspective

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Human Trafficking

Child sex trafficking, a form of human trafficking that’s also called the commercial sexual exploitation of children in clinical circles, boils down to this: the exchange of any sex act with a minor for something of value.  They might be solicited, exploited, or even advertised for sexual activity. Did you know that even purchasing sexually …

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Categories: Featured Posts, General News, News and Events, Other

A Look Ahead: 2022

Below is the year-end letter sent to Darkness to Light’s friends and supporters from President and CEO Katelyn N. Brewer, regarding the future of child protection and our mission to protect all children from sexual abuse. Dear Friend, When you support Darkness to Light, you support a promise to help protect every child’s right to …

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