Darkness to Light (D2L) is a national nonprofit organization that provides individuals, organizations, and communities with the tools to protect children from sexual abuse. Stewards of Children is a 2-hour prevention program created by D2L, that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
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-informed program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. It is a 2 hour program, led by a trained facilitator, that teaches 5 steps to prevent and recognize child sexual abuse:
Why do we utilize the Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children, program? The outcomes of receiving this training are powerful: increased awareness of the prevalence, consequences, and circumstances of child sexual abuse; new skills to help adults prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse; positive change to organizational policies and procedures; individual empowerment through an understanding of personal responsibility and actionable ways to make a difference.
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The Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Coalition has a group of dedicated and certified facilitators that lead the Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children, program. It is a 2 hour course that includes video testimonials of survivor stories, workbook questions and group discussion. It can be held in group format at any organization/business location in Duval, Clay, St. John’s, Nassau or Baker counties in Northeast Florida. The cost is $10/person for the workbook, which is purchased through Darkness to Light. However, scholarships provided by CSAPC members, may be available to offset that workbook fee to non-profit organizations.
To schedule a group training for your team, contact the CSAPC program manager at the email or phone number below. Or, if you are an individual who would like to receive the training, you can attend a community-wide training at First Coast YMCA or Jacksonville Children's Commission. Click here for a list of upcoming trainings.