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Stewards of Children

Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children© is a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to courageous action. The training includes the "5 Steps to Protecting our Children." Darkness to Light's core, evidence-based educational tool for sexual abuse prevention. The two-and-a-half-hour program utilizes a video with survivors and professionals, a workbook, and an interactive, facilitator-led discussion. This workshop can be broken down into two sessions of one hour and a quarter each.  

Additional Darkness to Light Trainings

Darkness to Light has designed additional training modules that provide more in-depth information about topics addressed in the Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Training. 

Talking with Children about Safety from Sexual Abuse: Learn how to talk with and listen to children about sexual abuse and personal safety. Primary audience: parents and caregivers. 

Healthy Touch for Children & Youth: Learn guidelines for healthy touch and safe, respectful ways to interact with children at home and in youth serving settings. Primary audience: parents and caregivers, teachers and youth-serving organizations. 

Bystanders Protecting Children from Boundary Violations & Sexual Abuse: Learn how to make interventions that reinforce boundaries and protect children. Primary audience: Parents and caregivers, teachers and youth-serving organizations. 

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Learn about the root cause of sexual exploitation. Sexual abuse makes children more vulnerable to sexual exploitation. Primary audience: Professionals working in the field of sex trafficking and child protection but also beneficial for the general public. 

Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: Prepares the learner to recognize other forms of child abuse and neglect and teaches how to respond to a mandated reporter. Primary audience: Teachers and youth-serving professionals as well as other mandated reporters. Also, beneficial to parents and the general public. 

*These trainings can be added at the end of a Stewards of Children session or used as a follow up at a later date. The trainings consist of a short video followed by a group discussion about the content presented.  

Chosen

A gripping new documentary from Shared Hope opens hearts and eyes to the tragic dangers of sex trafficking and educates youth to recognize the danger signs. This film tells the story of two young girls who were CHOSEN and is appropriate for youth ages sixth-grade and above. This class is offered as separate sessions for youth and adults and can include males and females. 

Internet Safety 101

Defending children against online dangers is a daunting task. The internet is constantly changing. There are some simple steps that you can take to help children enjoy the many benefits of the internet. The author provides a picture of the many dangers that children can face when online - dangers that are found on websites, social media, gaming and phones. This workshop is a two-and-a-half to three hour program that uses a video and a workbook. This workshop can be broken into two sessions of one-and-a-half hours each. 

Protective Factors

Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work. 

This training provides support for the implementation of the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework in multiple settings. The curriculum content includes materials on partnering with parents and concrete examples of everyday actions that research has shown to be effective in strengthening families. 

Core Content Includes:

  • Seven courses, each course in two hours in length
  • An introduction to the framework
  • A wrap-up course that moves participants from knowledge to action
  • Real-life parent stories that document the power of building protective factors
  • A list of resources, references and websites to support each course

Audiences:

  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Child Welfare Professionals
  • Social Workers
  • Family Support Professionals
  • Parents
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