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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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Chamber aims to prevent child abuse

Area professionals learned this week how to help a sexually-abused child as a county agency shed light on the subject. Blair County (PA) Chamber of Commerce’s Growth and Relationships of Young Professionals program hosted the “Stewards of Children, Darkness 2 Light” child abuse training at the Devorris Downtown Center. The Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center trained 90 people, said Jessica Meck, the chamber’s membership services and development vice president. The program has been offered since 1997, Joddie Walker, the center’s executive director, said. The nationally-recognized …

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The Heroes Amoung Us!

Adults came from throughout Louisiana to join in the annual training and conference entitled “The Heroes Among Us!” headed by Peggy Kirby. The Louisiana Foster and Adoptive Parent Association (LAFAPA) recently held its annual conference and training at Embassy Suites in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This training was attended by over 350 foster families, foster youth, adoptive parents, child protestion staff, and other professionals to learn more about protecting children. Child Advocacy Services partnered with LAFAPA to offer the Stewards of Children Training to foster parents …

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Southeastern Louisiana University hosts D2L Training Session

HAMMOND — Several dozen community workers — from campus police to child-care providers — attended a training session a few weeks before Christmas, at Southeastern Louisiana University. The training session was aimed at helping the most vulnerable of victims: children. Read more.

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A prevention movement taking root in Louisiana

Child sexual abuse prevention training has been ongoing in Louisiana for some time through the work of a few dedicated professionals throughout the state.  But with the recent addition of community awareness meetings and the formation of a coalition more adults are being trained than ever.  Case in point, a principal with Bridgetown Elementary School in Metairie who attended a meeting, committed to training all of the school faculty.  The training took place on Tuesday, January 4th and was covered by The Times Picayune.  Click here …

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