Darkness to Light dedicated to help prevent child sexual abuse

Published 9:20 pm Thursday, November 28, 2013

Darkness to Light is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of child sexual abuse.

The organization has trained over 2,200 facilitators in 47 states and 10 countries. Over 173,000 adults have been trained in Stewards of Children since 2005. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is a two-hour workshop designed to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.

Stewards of Children emphasizes child safety as an adult’s responsibility. Trainings are open to the public and is of specific interest among parents, community-based programs/Boys and Girls Club/scouts/mentoring programs, youth sports organizations/coaches/camp counselors, youth service organizations, teachers/schools, daycare/Head Start programs, hospitals, businesses, neighborhood associations and faith centers. Each participant will be inspired to take personal responsibility in preventing this epidemic.

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Stewards of Children facilitates discussion about the incidence and consequences of abuse, and presents information about child protection policies and reporting mandates. Continuing education hours for professionals in various fields can also be obtained.

Stewards of Children is proven to change beliefs, actions and attitudes towards child sexual abuse and is available in our community and the upstate. Polly Slater Glover, retired teacher and local community member from Landrum, completed the Authorized Facilitator Workshop in Charleston, S.C. on Nov. 5.

Take the first step towards prevention and commit to take Darkness to Light’s award-winning prevention training, Stewards of Children.  Contact Polly Glover at 864-580-0363 or Kiesa Kay at 828-817-7786 to schedule a training.

The training cost includes an interactive workbook and companion brochure, 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children. To learn more about Darkness to Light, visit www.darkness2light.org.

– article submitted by Polly Slater Glover