Darkness to Light
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse – FREE Online Training
The YMCA of the Rockies has a vision of a world free of child sexual abuse. A world in which all children are loved, protected, nurtured and able to grow up healthy. According to experts, one in 10 children – or 400,000 each year – will experience child sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. To educate adults in the community about how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, the YMCA of the Rockies, has joined forces with Darkness to Light, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization and creators of the award-winning Stewards of Children™ child sexual abuse prevention curriculum.
Social responsibility is one of the Y’s key areas of focus, particularly when it relates to the health and welfare of children. We are committed to developing community-based solutions that unite people to participate in and work for positive social change. To that end, our YMCA has trained more than 400 adults, including staff of more than 270. We, along with our community partners, are offering a variety of classes and opportunities to take this training, including a free, on-line, class made possible by a grant to the Y.
Stewards of Children is a free, two-hour training designed to educate adults on how to recognize, prevent, and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse, emphasizing child safety as every adult’s responsibility. Our goal is simple: to educate and prepare our community to deal with and prevent child sexual abuse. The training teaches the steps to preventing abuse, recognizing warning signs, and reacting responsibly when abuse occurs. Two training hour credits are available.
You can make the difference in a child’s life. Please consider taking the time to go through this valuable training.
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