Dana Bentley, left, and Kimberly Cousineau place their name badge on a board to show their support and commitment of becoming a Stewards of Children for the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention program.
LAURA GREENE | HPE (13/0926)
HIGH POINT — North Carolina
Nonprofit leaders gathered in the fellowship hall of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church to be made aware of a silent epidemic in Guilford County.
Child sexual abuse is the most expensive victim crime in the U.S., except for murder. Darkness to Light child sex abuse...
Theatre lights dimmed and popcorn bags crinkled quietly as over 230 people settled into their seats, preparing for the night's premiere. Throughout the feature, moviegoers were riveted to the events on the screen, sometimes nodding, sometimes laughing, and sometimes crying. As the credits rolled, featured cast members appeared on the stage to a standing ovation from the audience.
This may sound like the world premiere of a blockbuster hit, and for many in attendance, it was. On September 26, Darkness to Light (D2L) officially launched
the much-anticipated new version of...
By Centre Daily Times reporter, Mike Dawson — email@example.com
UNIVERSITY PARK — A Penn State student-organized walk raised more than $8,300 that will be used to educate local people about preventing and recognizing child [sexual] abuse.
Donning dark blue T-shirts, about 100 students looped around campus Wednesday for the walk sponsored by Penn State’s chapter of Darkness to Light
, a national organization dedicated to stopping child [sexual] abuse. Joining them was Jay Paterno, the honorary chairman of the walk.
Student organizer Lance Chappelle said his group hopes to make a “positive difference”
D2L is proud to release a new version of our award-winning Stewards of Children®
training program and documentary film designed to teach adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
Building on the longstanding success of the original training, which has reached over 500,000 adults throughout the nation and world, the newest version takes a culturally relevant look at current issues in child protection.
Along with a diverse new “cast” of survivors, the Stewards of Children
documentary features expert guidance and practical advice from professionals and parents...
JAMESTOWN, NC — Outside of a restaurant on a cold afternoon in December 2005, Patti Patti Marlow
e learned a secret her daughter had kept from her, from everyone, for 10 years.
The family — Marlowe’s new husband, stepchildren and her 16-year-old daughter — was at a restaurant after church.
Marlowe’s daughter was urgent. “Mom, I have to tell you something.”
They went to the bathroom to be alone.
It wasn’t private enough.
They went outside.
What Marlowe’s daughter told her changed her forever.
“My knees just buckled. My heart felt like it had been ripped out of my...
The day started out innocently...
Last Friday, Darkness to Light staff participated in the Charleston city-wide Day of Caring sponsored by Trident United Way
. This one-day event allows residents and organizations to volunteer at one of many locations throughout the community to encourage the spirit of volunteerism throughout the year.
On Friday morning, D2L team members eagerly arrived at our location - a local park recreational complex designed for children and adults with special needs. Armed with gloves, shovels, and leaf blowers, we went to work cleaning bathrooms, pruning...
On September 12, 2013, 45 New Jersey facilitators from YMCAs came together for the first statewide facilitator conference. During the conference the facilitators shared with each other successes and lessons learned. The group also discussed a roll out plan for a large online training initiative that will start in October. Working with community partners such as Prevent Child Abuse NJ and the Attorney General's office, NJ is continuing to lead the way in child protection and...
We as a society have made much progress in spreading awareness and understanding of child sexual abuse as an issue. Unfortunately, we still see examples of an outdated tendency to blame victims
for the actions of abusers. Yesterday, we were happy to read that in the tragic case of a 14-year old girl who was sexually abused by her teacher and who later committed suicide, victim blaming was not tolerated
Despite the widespread support of this child victim, a few still cling to an antiquated notion that a student-teacher relationship is okay if the teen "wants it" or "consents."...
After the spectacle that was the Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke performance at this year's VMA awards, a mother wrote a blog that has now gone viral, entitled "Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you."
Last week, a father wrote this response, countering, "I’m no feminist. Miley Cyrus is an adult and should be held responsible for her actions. But where are the men in all of this?" In an interview, Miley had this to say: "You're thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. Like, I didn't even think about it
D2L is proud to announce that Dr. Marisa Azaret
will join the Stewards of Children
cast as the Spanish version host.
Dr. Azaret is chief psychologist of the behavioral psychology program at Miami Children's Hospital
, as well as a medical contributor for CNN en Español
. A Hispanic media expert, she has received an EMMY award and nomination for her outstanding efforts on camera and as a producer.
Filming for the Stewards of Children
Spanish version began today, and we can't wait to see the...