Categories: Other, Our Perspective

Five Safety Tips for the Holidays

Put protection first this holiday season. During the holidays we spend lots of time and money attempting to create magical experiences for our children. We hang decorations, bake cookies, and sing songs. We take great care in the gifts we purchase, looking for ones that marry education and fun, and hoping the thrill will last …

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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: 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: Guest Blog

Talking to My Community: Insisting on Childcare Protections

By Erika Rowell, Program Support Manager, Darkness to Light  As a new mother, I was tasked with the responsibility of choosing a childcare provider for my son.  What a scary and overwhelming task this is for a parent! You’re choosing the people that will be spending 8 to 10 hours a day with your child. Going back …

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