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The Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA: Strengthening the community through child sexual abuse prevention

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA strengthens the community in Orange County, North Carolina through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Serving more than 10,000 men, women, and children, regardless of age, income, or background, the Chapel Hill Y strives to nurture children and teens, improve the community’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to deliver lasting change. THE CHALLENGE As an organization committed to child protection, the Chapel Hill Y learned about Darkness to Light after completing a risk audit. Several YMCA staffers attended a series of D2L workshops and returned home energized and excited to …

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Motorcycle Org. in NC Teams With Local D2L – VIDEO

BACA teams up with the Chapel Hill Carrboro YMCA.

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Local Firefighters in Chapel Hill, NC Learn Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Gigi Krachenfels Reporting CHAPEL HILL – Firefighters from the Chapel Hill Fire Department are now being trained in the prevention of child sexual abuse. Seventy members of the fire department attended the Darkness to Light (D2L) Stewards of Children Workshop, held by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA. The workshop instructs participants how to recognize, respond, and prevent child sexual abuse. D2L Prevention Specialist Tricia Smar says working with the fire department was a great way to build awareness. “They’re focused on prevention, they’re focused on injury prevention and in turning intention …

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NC Johnson Interns Shed Light on Abuse

“Darkness to Light seemed like a good organization for us to get involved with,” says Leandra Lambert, a Johnson intern.  The Johnson Intern Program is a Chapel-Hill, NC based initiative that selects 8 young adults to serve for 10 months in local non-profit organizations.  This year the interns have decided to promote the Stewards of Children program.  All eight of the interns have taken the training, and now are advocating for others in the community to get involved.  “Even if your workplace has a sexual-abuse …

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Durham meeting aims to raise awareness of child sexual abuse

Preventing sexual abuse of children and raising awareness of the problem were the main focus of a meeting this week in Durham and Chapel Hill at the downtown Durham YMCA. The Durham Center and The Chapel Hill YMCA have partnered with other groups in Durham, Chapel Hill, and Orange and Chatham counties to raise awareness of the issue.  “We want schools, youth sports organizations, faith groups, child-care and other places where children are served to have staff trained in spotting and preventing sexual abuse,” Nancy …

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Great example of media doing it right

Yesterday we pointed to a recent study about how the media is missing a major opportunity to talk about prevention of child sexual abuse.  Well occasionally we see a really well done piece that actually focuses entirely on prevention and showcases what a community is doing to protect children.  One such piece by WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham, NC, aired yesterday featuring the efforts of the Chapel Hill – Carrboro YMCA.  Congratulations to Kim Grooms and the entire staff at the Y for taking on the important work …

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