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Beemer Case Highlights Need for Training Adults in the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

Lyndon Haviland, MPH, DrPH CEO, Darkness to Light Lyme, CT A December 26 The Day article by Karen Florinstates that in 1998, 13-year-old Timothy Beemer and 14-year-old Christina Beemer disclosed to a counselor at the Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau that their father, Robert Beemer, had been sexually abusing them for years. The abuse extended to two younger siblings and a cousin, and in 2000, Beemer was sentenced to eight years in jail. Throughout the investigation and following his incarceration, Beemer continued to seek out and sexually …

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Stamford, CT JCC Paves Prevention Path!

Guest Blogger, Susan Komisar Hausman (Certified Instructor of Stewards of Children) I am beyond PROUD to announce that the Stamford, Connecticut JCC (Jewish Community Center) is the first JCC in the U.S. to attain the Partner In Prevention designation from Darkness To Light! It is also the first, and only, organization in Connecticut to have attained the designation! Partner In Prevention status is earned by an organization when at least 90% of its staff have been trained in D2L’s Stewards of Children child sexual abuse …

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YMCA hosts informational event on child sexual abuse prevention

Danielson, Conn. – The Regional Community Family YMCA partners with Darkness to Light to host an event to raise awareness about child sexual abuse at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Quinebaug Valley Community College, 742 Upper Maple St., Danielson. In 2012 the Greater Hartford YMCA partnered with Darkness to Light in an effort to minimize and prevent child sexual abuse. The event will provide increased awareness of the prevalence, consequences and circumstances of child sexual abuse, facts about the problem of child sexual abuse, training for staff and volunteers …

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