Training Opportunities

Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children

Two-hour online training. Individual seat licenses available upon request.

Darkness to Light embraces a “social behavior change” framework, empowering adults to work within their spheres of influence – youth-serving organizations, the community, the family, political power – to prevent abuse. Stewards of Children introduces clear abuse definitions and statistics, integrates the testimony of abuse survivors, and identifies the physical, behavioral, and emotional signs that are frequently linked to abuse. The training empowers adults to be conscious of the widespread nature of abuse, responsibly intervene and set a boundary when they observe suspicious behavior, and report suspected or known abuse. The curriculum is a helpful “first step” in understanding why safeguarding action is fundamental.

From Darkness to Light:
The training contains a mix of survivor stories, expert advice, and practical guidance for prevention of child sexual abuse.  Child sexual abuse is a tough topic. Some of the survivor stories may affect you in a personal way. These stories reflect the personal experiences of actual survivors. These are the experiences children face when they are sexually abused, thus Darkness to Light chose to include them.

There is a National Resource Sheet available in the resource section of the course with names and numbers of agencies that can help. Someone is available for you to talk to about any needs you have through the Darkness to Light helpline at 1-866-FOR-LIGHT (1-866-367-5444). Thank you for your commitment to child sexual abuse prevention.