One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday, but it doesnt have to happen. YOU can help lower those numbers and protect the children in your community.
Stewards of Children is a revolutionary, evidence-based prevention training program developed by Darkness to Light. Stewards of Children educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to the epidemic of child sexual abuse.
Adults who participate in Stewards of Children training will be taught how to implement child protection policies and procedures, how best to screen employees and volunteers, how to develop policies which eliminate and/or minimize one adult/one child situations, how to develop reporting procedures, and how to train employees and volunteers to protect children from sexual abuse.
Only 10% of child sexual abuse cases are committed by strangers; 90% of these incidents involve an adult known by the child and/or the childs family. This is a chilling statistic, but one that cannot be ignored.
As adults it is our responsibility to protect the children in our community from child sexual abuse so that they can grow up to lead healthy productive lives. They are our most precious resource.
For more information about scheduling a Stewards of Children program in your community, contact Hope Haven at 524-2256 or email us at [email protected].
To learn more about how to protect your children from child sexual abuse, click here.