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Prevention begins with a willingness to talk

Excerpt from RoyalGazette.com “People don’t want to think about sexual abuse, or think it can’t happen to their child, but we can’t stop something we don’t talk about,” said Saving Children and Revealing Secrets (SCARS) founder Debi Ray-Rivers. “Doing nothing is a choice.” Mrs Ray-Rivers, a survivor of sexual abuse, is extremely passionate about protecting children. Also the executive director of the charity, which launched in 2011, she said SCARS’ mission was to shed light on this “dark subject through awareness, one adult at a …

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Bermuda Woman Recognized for Child Protection Efforts

After four years at Darkness to Light, I continue to be so inspired by the very many folks out there doing amazing work in their communities to protect children. It’s one thing to have a great program like Stewards of Children, but it is nothing without the dedicated individuals who use the program to teach and advocate for children, to keep them safe from sexual abuse. I have made so many incredible friends through D2L, and today, I was yet again blown away. My very …

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SCARS helps youth workers identify sexual abuse cases in Bermuda

Staff from Child and Family Services, schools, camps and North Village Community Club were trained (pictured left) to be “ authorized facilitators”, meaning that they can now pass on training to the staff and volunteers at their organisations, along with the greater community. Glenda Edwards, supervisor at the Department of Child and Family Services, said: “Child sexual abuse is a serious problem in Bermuda, which is frequently underreported and undetected, and contributes significantly to many of our present social problems. “The Department is committed to working with …

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