On Thursday, Feb. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m., Children of the River, Child Advocacy Center will present Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children Training.


WHAT IS STEWARDS OF CHILDREN®


Stewards of Children® is an evidence-informed, award-winning two-hour training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Through interviews with child sexual abuse survivors, experts, and treatment providers, Stewards of Children® teaches adults practical actions they can take to reduce instances of child sexual abuse in their organizations, families, and communities.


RESEARCH


Stewards of Children® is the only evidence-informed, adult-focused child sexual abuse prevention training in the United States proven to increase knowledge and change behavior.


Numerous studies have shown that Darkness to Light’s prevention education works and evidence-informed training can change child protective behaviors.


Studies include:


• A Center for Disease Control funded study conducted by the National Crime Victims Research Center that found that Darkness to Light’s training changes and strengthens adult child-protective behaviors.


• Data compiled in South Carolina by noted researcher Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, suggesting citizens trained in the Stewards of Children® program report previously unrecognized abuse at a higher rate than in other communities.


• A study conducted in Texas that found educators trained using the Stewards of Children® program increased their reporting of previously unrecognized abuse by 82 percent in the year following training.


This training will be presented quarterly.


If you are interested in signing up, register to attend at
http://support.d2l.org/site/TR?fr_id=17919 and use code VIRTUAL10 to get the workbook for free.


For help registering contact Darkness to Light Authorized Facilitator:
Carmelita A. Smith at carmelita.smith@puyalluptribe-nsn.gov