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In Effort to Prevent Childhood Sexual Abuse, Stoughton Employees Taking Specialized Training

In partnership with the Old Colony YMCA, dozens of Stoughton, MA town employees and community members have been receiving training in the Darkness to Light Childhood Sexual Abuse Prevention Program. “Child sexual abuse is not a Y problem, or a school problem, or a church problem or a Penn State problem: it is a community problem, something which will only be mitigated by the education of adults making informed choices for children,” said Susan Komisar Hausman, a Darkness to Light facilitator since 2006. “Nobody understands better than …

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Stoughton Schools Administration, Faculty Participate in Childhood Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Stoughton Public Schools (MA) administrators, nurses and coaches recently partnered with the YMCA-sponsored Darkness to Light Childhood Sexual Abuse Prevention Program. Darkness to Light, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching adults simple, pro-active steps to help protect children from sexual abuse, is not widely known in the Northeast.  The Old Colony Y and Certified Instructor Susan Komisar Hausman are ensuring that will change.   As Hausman says, “We are aiming high, looking to train 5% of the adult population in those 31 communities [part of …

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