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What is Stewards of Children?
Stewards of Children® is a child sexual abuse prevention program developed by the national organization Darkness to Light. This program educates adults to prevent, recognize and react appropriately to child sexual abuse. This training program is designed for parents and any adults who work with children or adolescents. Stewards of Children is the only nationally available program scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors. Since September 2010 Chaucie's Place has trained over 2,900 adults!
Core Features of the Stewards of Children Training:
- An interactive workbook and Darkness to Light’s® 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children: A guide for adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse for each participant.
- Discussion about critical issues in sexual abuse prevention and the relevance of these issues within organizations that serve children and adolescents. Led by an authorized facilitator.
- A curriculum that is direct about holding each adult accountable and the support necessary for personal change, taking into consideration any fears or concerns.
- A video integrating segments of sexual abuse survivors relating their stories of violation and healing, with segments from the author of the curriculum and from professionals who interface daily with the problem of sexual abuse.
This is an adult training session; no one under the age of 18 is permitted to attend.
The following organizations have trained their staff in Stewards of Children:
Indiana Bulls Baseball
Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
Hamilton County Community Corrections
Zionsville Community Schools