WHAT IS STEWARDS OF CHILDREN?
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
organzinations that serve youth and for individuals concerned
about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed,
evidence based program proven to increase knowledge,
improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors.
WHAT ARE THE OUTCOMES OF THE PROGRAM?
Increased awareness of the prevalence, consequences, and circumstances of child sexual abuse.
New skills for adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
Positive change to organizational policies and procedures.
Individual commitment to action through a personal prevention plan.
WHAT ARE THE DISTINCTIVE FEATURES?
A three-part DVD presentation integrating commentary from sexual abuse survivors, experts in the field and other concerned adults all providing practical guidance for preventing and responding to sexual abuse.
An interactive workbook designed to facilitate discussion, reinforce key concepts, and serve as a resource guide and personal action plan for resolving child sexual abuse.
A Facilitator-led discussion about important issues in sexual abuse prevention and the relevance of these issues within the community and organizations that serve children.
WHO USES THE PROGRAM?
Stewards of Children is for anyone who wants to make a difference in their community by educating adults about the protection of children. It is used by organizations, businesses, and corporations who:
Seek training for staff and volunteers in the prevention of child sexual abuse.
Look to enhance their child protection policies and procedures or respond to insurance requirements.
Want to lead a community-based initiative and offer prevention training to the community.
HOW IS THE PROGRAM DELIVERED?
Stewards of Children is a 2.5 hour training program led by an Authorized Facilitator who has been trained by Darkness to Light. Authorized Facilitators are located in Washington County Ohio, throughout the United States and internationally. Stewards of Children is also available in Spanish. Authorized Facilitators can be found by contacting the Washington County Family and Children First Council office or by visiting www.D2L.org website, please see the Facilitator Directory.