from 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM
The program is designed for use by organizations 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. This training is a part of the Darkness to Light initiative.
What topics are covered in Stewards of Children?
• Facts about the problem of child sexual abuse.
• The types of situations in which child sexual abuse might occur.
• Simple, effective strategies for protecting children from sexual abuse.
• The importance of talking about prevention with children and other adults.
• The signs of sexual abuse so that you might intervene and be able to react responsibly.
You may sign up in LMS by using the code CCMSOCT12. For those receiving contact hours, the course costs $10, which can be paid at the time of the training by cash or check made to Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA. For all others it is free.
What is the Y’s Darkness to Light initiative?
Darkness to Light (D2L) is a national non-profit whose mission is to empower adults to prevent child sexual abuse. The YMCA has partnered with D2L to bring this program to the communities in Orange, Chatham, and Durham County. We believe that adults are responsible for the safety of children and we appreciate your desire to help. Statistics show that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. The research is clear – child sexual abuse increases the risk for a host of mental health problems, behavioral issues and medical conditions that directly impact health. Prevention is more effective and less expensive than treating medical conditions associated with abuse. We believe that this is a community issue and that individuals and organizations must work together to create awareness, safer policies, and a safer environment for our children.