Abuse prevention training to take place Thursday

Published 8:00 am Saturday, April 21, 2018

Fully sponsored Darkness to Light/ Stewards of Children training will be available Thursday,  from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mill Spring First Baptist Church located at 4320 Highway 108 in Mill Spring.

Facilitators are Mary Edwards and Maria White.

Stewards of Children uses real people and real stories to show people how to protect children. The framework of the training is built off the foundation of “The 5 Steps to Protecting Children.”

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Through the DVD workbook and facilitated class, attendees will meet survivors who lived through child sexual abuse, experienced its immediate and long-term effects, and ultimately were able to find healing. They will also meet experts who work with children and families, and confront abuse on a daily basis.

Many of these survivors and experts are also parents themselves.

One in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday.

Be a Voice 4 Kids team recognizes all of its sponsors of the Cabin Fever fundraising event. Due to their financial support, this training is made possible at no cost to those who participate.

Darkness to Light/ Stewards of Children is a two-hour ECU training. For more information, visit  d2l.org. Call 828-817-4267 for registration information or email beavoice4kids@yahoo.com.

Submitted by Mary Edwards