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HAMILTON: Working to end child sex abuse

Excerpt from CentralJersey.com About one in 10 youths will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday, meaning 400,000 children born in the United States this year will become victims unless something is done to stop it, according to statistics compiled by Darkness to Light. The Hamilton Area YMCA strongly believes that if childhood sexual abuse can be prevented, it can be stopped and that through awareness and education, adults can protect children. Taking a proactive role to help keep kids safe from sexual abuse, the …

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Teen honored for his work with Stewards of Children

New Jersey – Kyle Bennison, a student at Hopewell Valley Central High School, is not your average 17-year-old. In recognition for his volunteer work with D2L’s Stewards of Children training, Bennison has been honored with a Certificate of Excellence from the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and with a President’s Volunteer Service Award granted by the program on behalf of President Barack Obama. The Hopewell Valley YMCA nominated Bennison for national honors in the fall for …

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Acting Attorney General of New Jersey Mandates Stewards Training

Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman today announced that all Department of Law and Public Safety employees will receive mandatory Stewards of Children prevention training. This training announcement coincides with a statewide effort through the NJ YMCA State Alliance to offer free online training to all New Jerseyans. “As law enforcement and as parents, we owe it to our children to expose the perpetrators who commit these hideous crimes and bring them to justice,” Acting Attorney General Hoffman said. “Law enforcement will continue to crack …

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Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA Partners in Prevention

Congratulations to the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA! With over 96% of their staff now trained in D2L’s Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention program, they’ve achieved our Partner in Prevention designation. Thanks for all your efforts to protect children – you’re making a huge difference! Learn how your organization can become a Partner in Prevention by visiting www.D2L.org/Partner.

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New Jersey YMCA State Alliance Honors Darkness to Light

Last night at the annual New Jersey YMCA State Alliance Banquet, Darkness to Light was named this year’s Social Responsibility Champion! The NJ YMCA State Alliance has a goal of training 83,000 adults.  They will kick off their official online training initiative on October 23rd. The YMCA and New Jersey YMCA State Alliance continue to be incredible partners in the fight against child sexual abuse. Their commitment to protect children in YMCA programs, facilities and in the community  should serve as an inspiration to all …

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New Jersey’s YMCAs Partner With Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK – Last week, Prevent Child Abuse and the NJ Alliance of YMCA’s announced they were joining forces to end child sexual abuse in communities throughout the entire state. In 2011, PCANJ established the New Jersey Partnership to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, focused on replicating a research-based prevention strategy, the Enough Abuse Campaign. The Partnership brought together leaders and experts in child welfare and the field of child sexual abuse from all parts of the state with a commitment to work together to prevent …

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New Jersey YMCA State Alliance takes a bold stand against child sexual abuse

Last Friday, September 23, 2011 the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance came together to discuss child protection. Thirty-nine Ys were present at the meeting, and all approved taking D2L’s Stewards of Children program to scale and moving ahead with implementing the training program in their communities. Rick Gorab, CEO of the Metro YMCAs of the Oranges, stated “We all look forward to our important work together as we begin to lay the groundwork to deliver the program statewide and take the 7 steps to protect …

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