Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children

Highly effective child sex-abuse prevention training in Hood River.

Presented by Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center, this class will be held on September 17, 6pm-8:30pm, at the Hood River Library (502 State St, Hood River, OR 97031). It's free, but registration is requested by calling 541-806-0901.

Stewards of Children is an adult-focused prevention training program that centers on improving the awareness of the prevalence, consequences, and circumstances of child sexual abuse (CSA). The training aims to educate adults (primarily child care professionals) to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to CSA. Stewards of Children was developed by Darkness to Light (D2L), a national non-profit organization that seeks to protect children from sexual abuse.

One of the main goals of Stewards of Children is primary prevention by teaching child care professionals specific strategies to prevent CSA from occurring the first time (for example, placing limits on or carefully structuring and monitoring one-on-one adult and child contact). Another goal of the training program is secondary prevention which involves teaching adults to identify when abuse is occurring and to respond to children appropriately, in order to keep them safe from future abuse and prevent potential subsequent abuse-related problems.

Posted on September 14, 2015 and filed under health care.