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Working together, we can protect children from sexual abuse

By David Repinski Darkness to Light has but one singular focus – to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse. Over the past 14 years, our programs have helped raise awareness of its prevalence, elevate visibility of its consequences, and provide education to adults on the steps they can take to recognize it and react responsibly. An estimated 74 million children in this country desperately need the support of the community of concerned citizens who can protect them and keep them safe from those who …

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College of Charleston students learn to prevent child sexual abuse

On Tuesday afternoon, D2L headquarters welcomed College of Charleston (CofC) students involved with the Charleston, South Carolina-based Communities In Schools (CIS). This organization provides a “nationally-acclaimed dropout prevention program that surrounds [high school] students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.” CIS requires volunteers to take Stewards of Children training when coming on board. Stewards of Children takes a practical approach to prevention training, and is delivered in a conversational, real-world style — a method students can appreciate. Participants learn …

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Darkness to Light Honors Partners in Prevention

On Wednesday, representatives from 48 Charleston-area organizations attended a D2L-sponsored luncheon honoring them for their commitment to child sexual abuse prevention. As Partners in Prevention, these organizations make the commitment to provide Stewards of Children training to all employees and volunteers who interact with children, require comprehensive background checks for all new employees and volunteers, and implement protective policies that limit isolated, one-on-one situations. This year’s Distinguished Partner in Prevention distinction was awarded to The Citadel, which made the commitment to train not only staff …

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Child Abuse Prevention Month – Charleston, SC Activities

Beginning this weekend, residents of Charleston and the surrounding areas have two unique opportunities to participate in National Child Abuse Prevention Month. On April 13, 27, and May 11, Darkness to Light and The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center will be offering free community trainings. Participants will learn about types of child abuse, what trauma is and how it affects children, and how to prevent, treat, and report incidents. Please see the attached flyer for details.         April 13 also kicks off …

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Jolie Logan, President & CEO of Darkness to Light, reflects on 2012 and looks ahead to 2013 in this feature interview by The Post & Courier

Darkness to Light leader looks ahead after high-profile sex abuse cases By Jennifer Berry Hawes, The Post & Courier - posted Saturday January 5, 2013 Photo: (Brad Nettles/postandcourier.com) 12/31/12 Just weeks after Logan was named president and CEO of the child sexual abuse prevention group, a yearlong onslaught of headlines began to reveal everything from horrific locker room shower assaults at Penn State to porn and masturbation sessions with summer campers at The Citadel. And it didn’t stop with Sandusky and ReVille. Longtime BBC children’s television …

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The Citadel and Darkness to Light join forces to combat child sexual abuse

College to be first in nation to adopt prevention training program for all employees and students  The Citadel today became the first college in the nation to announce its intentions to train every student, employee and campus resident in how to prevent child sexual abuse. In partnership with Darkness to Light, all Citadel employees, cadets and graduate and evening undergraduate students along with members of the Board of Visitors and campus residents 18 and older will receive training through the Stewards of Children program, which is …

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Prevention Month – The Busiest Week so Far!

We have made it to day 20 of our prevention month efforts, and we’re just ending our busiest week of the month. It was a crazy one filled with lots of exciting events, and moments of pride in our community for their dedication to ending child sexual abuse. Last week kicked off with our JTMM (Join the Movement Mondays) at Five Loaves and Mellow Mushroom in West Ashley. Both organizations had returned this year to our initiative and did an excellent job helping us spread the …

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Prevention Month So Far – What a great first week!

Wow. The first week of August has been crazy at D2L-crazy with good stuff! This is the first week in our Prevention Month 2012 for the Lowcountry. We have had an excellent first week and I wanted to share some of the highlights. We started off this week and last with appearances on Lowcountry Live and “In the news-Post & Courier”. It is so wonderful that our local media supports Prevention month and really supports us getting out the word of awareness and education. This …

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BiLo Bagging for Bucks! Come see D2L on Saturday in Mount Pleasant!

This Saturday we will be at all BiLo locations in Mount Pleasant with the Dee Norton Childrens Center raising awarenss and bagging a few groceries as well. BiLo has a great program for non-profits “bagging for bucks”. Instead of using the well skilled baggers who have learned all the proper ways to bag, you get us, bagging for tips! (You do have the option of using the regular baggers, but why not take a chance on us-we promise we will not bag your eggs with …

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City of Charleston Commits to Partnership with Darkness to Light and The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jolie Logan, 843.965.5444, jlogan@D2l.org Or, Ann Read, 843.723.3600, aread@dnlcc.org Web: www.D2L.org or www.dnlcc.org  City of Charleston Commits to Partnership with Darkness to Light and The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center to Strengthen Child Protection Policies Charleston, S.C.  – Aug. 6, 2012 – City of Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. has announced a groundbreaking effort to evaluate and improve child protection policies for the city. The effort will be spearheaded by Mayor Riley and a task force to include Darkness to …

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