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Categories: General News, Guest Blog, News and Events, Other

How We React and Respond Makes a Difference

How We React and Respond Makes a Difference - Adverse Childhood Experiences
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma have become a definitive part in how we address healing, in both children and adults. Educators are tasked to consider the traumas their students have experienced and how that might influence how they teach and interact with students. Those in healthcare are opening their eyes to the correlation between …

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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: Featured Posts, General News, Our Perspective

A Look Back: 2021

2021 Written With Sparkler By Little Girl
2021 was another year of uncertainty and unfamiliar experiences. However, while we were faced with new hurdles, we also made great strides–especially when it comes to protecting kids from sexual abuse. As we reflect on the last twelve months at Darkness to Light, we are encouraged: we are looking at a future where kids are safer than ever, and this momentum …

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