iStock_000008816411_LargeStatistics show that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused by the time they turn 18. If childhood sexual abuse can be prevented, it can be stopped. Through awareness, education and prevention, children can move from silence to exuberance. Adults can move from ignorance to empowerment.

Darkness to Light, a nationally acclaimed non-profit organization, created the Stewards of Children to do just that. Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children. Stewards of Children is the only evidence-based training available nationally that is proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child protective behavior. Our goal is simple: to educate adults on how to recognize, prevent and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Child safety is every adult’s responsibility.

The Community YMCA has partnered with Darkness to Light to bring its award-winning prevention program, Stewards of Children, to our community, including schools, not-for-profits, for-profits, EMT, Fire/police departments, city government, or concerned citizens.

Take the first step in protecting children.
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children. Join us in becoming a Partner in Prevention.

For more information on this program or in-person training for your group
Call:  Heather Church-Soto, 772. 544.4544, ext. 518
E-mail:  hsoto@cymca.org