Holiday Boundaries from Kidpower

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Written by Erika Leonard, Kidpower California Program Director

One of my favorite childhood holiday memories brings me back to the age of eight, being tickled by my uncle whom I rarely saw, a man who approached superhuman status in my mind. I would escape the tickles, regain my breath, and crawl back for more. I was overjoyed that he would sit on the floor, like a kid, and really BE with my brother and me. I loved every moment and am grateful for the memory. ...
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Chaucie’s Place launches campaign to train teachers in Stewards of Children

Excerpt from Current In Fishers Are You All In? Chaucie’s Place has kicked off a child sexual abuse prevention initiative. Chaucie’s Place will train every Hamilton County school district in Stewards of Children®, a child sexual abuse prevention program specifically for adults. Stewards of Children is a a prevention program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and respond appropriately to a disclosure or suspicion of abuse. “Just for a moment, think what that will mean to the children in our community…every single school district employee trained to prevent child sexual abuse,” said Toby Stark, Chaucie’s Place executive...
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Jared Fogle and the Denial of Child Sexual Abuse

Jared Fogle (C) is led from federal court in Indianapolis, Indiana August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Susan Guyett [Jared Fogle (C) is led from federal court in Indianapolis, Indiana August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Susan Guyett] By Lyndon Haviland, MPH, DrPH Yet another high profile child sexual abuse scandal is in the news.  Yesterday, former subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography and sex charges. While Fogle had the book thrown at him, the nation is missing an opportunity to move from shock and dismay into...
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Did You Know?

                             Help us tell the world that one million is not enough. Share this graphic to help spread awareness of the issue and then join the Darkness to Light movement to protect children at ...
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Teachers taught to recognize signs of abuse

Excerpt from NPTelegraph.com It isn’t just at your job, but in your homes, during church and at the store that being aware of child sexual abuse and trafficking is important, Matt Fosket told teachers at Hershey Elementary School Tuesday afternoon. Fosket, one of the therapists at the Child and Family Therapy Institute of Nebraska, has told this to people many times over the course of six years as part of Stewards of Children, a national training program on recognizing and responding to children in need. Fosket said he has given the program to many youth-oriented services and businesses through...
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Dave Moody’s Story of Hope and Healing

Throughout the Atlanta area, David Moody 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 kind in the state of Georgia. He is also a survivor of child sexual abuse. Dave kept his abuse a secret for 26 years before he finally was able to share his story with his wife. It takes most survivors years to disclose, and many never tell. Luckily, Dave was able to break the silence, and today, he uses his experience to help others. Watch Dave's Story of Surviving and Healing...
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How We Protect Children – Svava’s Story

By: Svava Brooks As a Darkness to Light instructor and program facilitator, I not only teach others about child sexual abuse prevention, I also practice what I teach. And I’ve had several opportunities. The most difficult for me was a situation at a family gathering where one of the older men acted inappropriately toward my 13-year-old daughter. As she stood to leave the room following a conversation with this man, he reached over and smacked her on the rear end. You may think this was a harmless gesture, but the reality is that sexual abuse often begins with “harmless” actions that test children’s...
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The Legislative Horizon

By Stephanie March While there has been progress in the justice system regarding child abuse legislation, there is still a very long way to go. Victims and survivors of child abuse and human trafficking are often faced with barriers in obtaining justice. Not only is the process consuming and traumatic for the survivor but it is limited by time constraints. The statute of limitations in most states prevents many adult survivors from obtaining closure through the justice system. By the time the child grows up and is able to process and understand the effect the trauma has...
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One in a Million!

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US TRAIN ONE MILLION ADULTS!

Darkness to Light has now reached one million people around the world with Stewards of Children®. That means one million people are now aware, educated, and empowered to protect the children in their lives. https://www.youtube.com/embed/0Bmpt0Ud5Bk

GET A "ONE IN A MILLION" TEE

For a limited time only, you can get your "I'm One In A Million" t-shirt or jersey from the D2L store. T-shirts are $20 apiece and proceeds will support D2L's efforts to provide adults in families and youth serving organizations with the tools and empowerment to protect children from sexual abuse. ...
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Jamie Tozzi Joins D2L Board of Directors

Jamie TozziCharleston, S.C. – Oct. 27, 2015 – Darkness to Light (D2L), a leading organization in the fight to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, today announced the appointment of Jamie Tozzi of Charleston, SC to the organization’s Board of Directors. Tozzi has served in various leadership roles at Microsoft for the last 15 years, and is presently General Manager of the Microsoft Dynamics AX business in the United States, where she oversees a cross-functional team of technical, sales, marketing, and partner professionals. Prior to Microsoft, she served as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, advising...
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