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

Beyond #MeToo: It’s time to confront child sexual abuse

The #MeToo movement is sweeping across not only our nation, but the world. Survivors of sexual assault are sharing their stories to encourage others to come forward and to say ‘enough is enough.’ The #MeToo movement includes an out pouring of survivors who were sexually abused as children. After reading all the news articles and …

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Categories: Press Releases

Darkness to Light Welcomes Katelyn Brewer as New CEO

Charleston, S.C. (November 9, 2016) — Darkness to Light Board Chair Jamie Tozzi today announced that Katelyn Brewer has joined the organization as CEO. Brewer brings invaluable experience including leadership roles in fundraising, operations, and the development of global initiatives. She has worked nationally and internationally in a variety of capacities, including partnerships with multinational …

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Categories: Misc

Texas Teachers are Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse

By Lyndon Haviland, MPH, DrPH, CEO Darkness to Light and Jenna Quinn, MS, Founder of Jenna’s Law Jenna Quinn is a hero, and her courage is changing the lives of children in Texas. Sexually abused by her basketball coach, a family friend, Jenna remembers all too well the fear and shame that kept her silent. …

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Categories: News and Events

Beemer Case Highlights Need for Training Adults in the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

Lyndon Haviland, MPH, DrPH CEO, Darkness to Light Lyme, CT A December 26 The Day article by Karen Florinstates that in 1998, 13-year-old Timothy Beemer and 14-year-old Christina Beemer disclosed to a counselor at the Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau that their father, Robert Beemer, had been sexually abusing them for years. The abuse extended to two …

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Categories: Other, Our Perspective, YMCA

Obligated to Protect: The Need for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention in Organizations

In late November, Penn State settled with six more victims of convicted child sexual abuser Jerry Sandusky, growing the university’s total payout to an astonishing $93 million. Penn State’s financial payments should serve notice, that as a nation we are overdue for a plan for child sexual abuse prevention in youth serving organizations, educational settings, …

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