Along with the American Red Cross
, National Geographic
, and many other familiar names, Darkness to Light was named one of Nonprofit Tech for Good's
"50 Nonprofits To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving."
We are thrilled to earn this honor. We're also thrilled to see on this list
the names of several organizations whose missions are to protect children and provide support for those who have survived abuse. Our culture is changing, and people are more willing to actively protect children and speak out against child sexual abuse than ever before. These people are the reason D2L...
Last week, charges were filed against a Texas teacher and several administrators in response to a disclosure of child sexual abuse.
Article written by Ericka Mellon and Cindy George of the Houston Chronicle, and posted on Nov. 21. Read the entire article here.
Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announced Friday that a warrant had been issued for the Sharpstown High School teacher accused of sexual contact with at least three students on campus. The case led to charges against the Sharpstown principal and two assistants.
By Virginia Baker, M.Ed.
View original article here
Learn more about D2L's new Stewards of Children®
curriculum, including The 5 Steps to Protecting Our
YMCAs throughout New Jersey, including the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, have joined forces with Darkness to Light to help educate adults in NJ on how to prevent child sexual abuse. Starting this week, New Jersey is launching an online training campaign, which allows anyone in the state of NJ to participate in a Stewards of Children training online for free.
“As Social Responsibility is one of the Y’s key areas of focus, we are committed to developing community-based solutions that unite people to participate in and work for positive social change,” said Richard K. Gorab, President and CEO. “By partnering...
We are pleased to introduce the Darkness to Light Gala
restaurant and committee chair French Master Chef Nico Romo.
Chef Romo has directed Patrick Properties’
celebrated culinary programs across four historic venues since 2007, crafting vibrant interpretations of classic French cuisine with artful Asian touches. His charismatic blend of raw passion and innovative gourmet flair stems from an international career alongside leading names in the industry. Prominent appearances include showcases at the Culinary Vegetable Institute
and De Gustibus Cooking School
, as well as his sold-out dinner at...
Lieutenant Joseph Laramie (retired) is one of many experts featured in the new Stewards of Children®
child sexual abuse prevention training program.
As a certified police juvenile specialist with more than 30 years of experience in the area of child protection, Joe brings a wealth of knowledge to Stewards of Children
. He is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of online crimes against children, technology safety, cyber bullying, human trafficking, and online and mental health protections for criminal justice professionals.
In 2012, Joe founded Laramie Consulting
, where he...
Dave Moody, a child sexual abuse survivor featured in Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children®
training, recently shared his story with Atlanta's WSB-TV 2
Of the interview, Dave said, "If I can help prevent one child from being hurt or give hope to one survivor, then telling my story has been worth the personal discomfort. I, too, am healing by helping others."
You can view the interview ...
The new Stewards of Children® features eight brave child sexual abuse survivors who, as adults, have chosen to share their personal stories to ensure other children are protected. We are proud to have them as part of the Stewards of Children family!
David Moody, Jr.
, is a native of Chicago, Illinois, and now resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
Throughout the Atlanta area, Dave is known as a capable and successful commercial contractor. His award-winning contracting company, C.D. Moody Construction
, is the second-largest minority-owned business of its...
Last night at the annual New Jersey YMCA State Alliance Banquet, Darkness to Light was named this year's Social Responsibility Champion!
The NJ YMCA State Alliance has a goal of training 83,000 adults. They will kick off their official online training initiative on October 23rd.
The YMCA and New Jersey YMCA State Alliance continue to be incredible partners in the fight against child sexual abuse. Their commitment to protect children in YMCA programs, facilities and in the community should serve as an inspiration to all youth serving organizations across the...
Many of you are familiar with the statement, "One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday."
This statistic came from the original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Over the past two decades, it has been widely used within industries that study, work with, or advocate for children. Until recently, it was also found in Darkness to Light's prevention and education resources, including the original version of our Stewards of Children®
child sexual abuse...