Darkness to Light understands that learning the facts about childhood sexual abuse helps prevent it.  Talking about it helps prevent it.  Getting involved helps prevent it.  The truth is, if childhood sexual abuse can be prevented, it can be stopped.  That’s why D2L exists—to empower adults through awareness and educational programs to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to childhood sexual abuse.

7 Steps to Protecting Our Children

7 Steps to Protecting Our Children is an introductory guide for responsible adults interested in the prevention of child sexual abuse.  The 7 Steps outline the Darkness to Light core principles for preventing, recognizing, and reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse and they form the framework for our adult training program, Stewards of Children.

Stewards of Children

The only nationally available program scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child-protective behaviors, targets parents, responsible adults, and youth-serving organizations (sports leagues, day care centers, after school programs, children’s clubs, church groups, and more).

Community Based Prevention Initiatives

Imagine a community where adults are actively working together to change a cultural norm—from one where child sexual abuse is shrouded in fear and denial and children are easy targets to one where every child is better protected throughout the community.  Now is the time for our communities to be intentional and steadfast in their protective behaviors so that all children can grow up healthy and whole.

Since 2010, 3,592 members of the community have receive Darkness to Light training over the course of 294 hours. 

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