Categories: News and Events, Other, Success Stories

Lumpkin County School district in GA trains all of its educators

A big shout out to the Lumpkin County School District for training 100% of their staff in Stewards of Children.   Lumpkin County becomes the first school district in the state of GA to accomplish this important goal.  We applaud Superintendent, Dewey Moye, and all of the teachers for taking this giant step towards the prevention …

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Categories: Misc, News and Events, Other, Our Perspective

Anne Lee featured in People Magazine’s Heroes Among Us

Our very own Anne Lee is featured in this week’s People Magazine’s Heroes Among Us sharing her story of abuse and how that led her to launching Darkness to Light.  Anne truly is a “hero among us” for her tireless efforts to protect children from the devastating effects of sexual abuse.  We are so proud …

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Categories: Misc, Other

Why Kids Don’t Tell by Marlene Mish, Director of the Child Advocacy Center of Jackson County

One of the most frequent questions we get from the community is why kids don’t tell anyone about abuse, keep it a secret for so long, or never tell at all. A few facts will help us: Researchers tell us that only about 30% of abused children tell an adult or ask for help. Girls …

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Dancing with the Stars Pro Shares Her Story of Abuse

Cheryl Burke, of Dancing with the Stars fame, comes forward this week with her personal experience of sexual abuse as a child. “If I can help just one person” she says, “for me that’s all that matters.” Cheryl’s story appears in this week’s issue of People Magazine. See the preview of the article at www.People.com …

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Categories: Misc, Other, Success Stories

A prevention movement taking root in Louisiana

Child sexual abuse prevention training has been ongoing in Louisiana for some time through the work of a few dedicated professionals throughout the state.  But with the recent addition of community awareness meetings and the formation of a coalition more adults are being trained than ever.  Case in point, a principal with Bridgetown Elementary School in …

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