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Protecting Children Begins with YOU

As National Child Abuse Prevention Month draws to a close, Darkness to Light issues a call to action to all adults in our community. It is our collective responsibility to protect children from sexual abuse, and we can start by ensuring our local youth-serving organizations implement policies and procedures that support this endeavor. Many businesses are now taking comprehensive steps to better protect the children they serve. Churches, youth centers, recreational facilities, and education providers nationwide have joined the movement as D2L Partners in Prevention. …

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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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Child Sexual Abuse: Protecting Your Students & Your Business

As a business working with many young children, it’s vitally important to protect your students and your business from the horror of child sexual abuse. Research shows that people who are sexually violated as children are far more likely to experience psychological problems often lasting into adulthood; devastating effects including Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, depression, suicide, substance abuse, and relationship problems. While research shows that 10% of all children in the United States will be sexually abused before the age of 18, we rarely hear of …

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South Carolina Partner in Prevention Honorees Listed in Post & Courier

The Post & Courier made us very happy today! They covered our local Partner in Prevention luncheon on Tuesday and reported on it with a wonderful piece listing all of the great receipients. Please check out the article and read about all of the fantastic organizations who where recognized on Tuesday. Pictures from the event will be posted tomorrow!  

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Partner in Prevention Luncheon Today!

We have been so excited around the office in anticipation of our South Carolina Partner in Prevention luncheon happening today! As part of our local Prevention Month, we will be honoring those organizations who have made the commitment to becoming a Partner. Stay tuned for pictures and the complete list! It is sure to be a great day!    

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Foothills YMCA makes first step toward Partner

If you read our blog on a regular basis you surely have seen all of the amazing prevention work happening with the different YMCAs across the country. Recently we had the opportunity to speak with the South Carolina Y Alliance during their retreat. What a great group of people! Soon after our time with them, we received word that the South Carolina Y Alliance wanted not only to seek Partner in Prevention status, but also be a key player in D2L’s prevention work in South Carolina! Today the Foothills YMCA in Seneca, …

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Chicks with Sticks

Facilitators from Carroll, Heard, and Haralson Counties in Georgia are now a part of the newly named West Georgia Partners to Prevent. During a recent Stewards training a Carrollton knitting group, Chicks with Sticks, knitted these facilitators (pictured below) green scarves to show their appreciation for the unified group. West Georgia Partners to Prevent have trained over 300 students at the University of West Georgia! They have also made trainings mandatory for early childhood education students and counselors. Way to go West Georgia Partners to …

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Berkeley Schools first in nation to set standard for child sexual abuse prevention

MONCKS CORNER, SC (Aug. 24, 2011) / www.berkeley.k12.sc.us / –  The Berkeley County School District has taken the lead in a national initiative to prevent child sexual abuse.  The District was recognized recently by Charleston-based Darkness to Light (D2L) as the first school district in the nation to achieve D2L’s “Partner in Prevention” designation, a nationally-recognized standard reached when 100-percent of an organization’s members have completed child sexual abuse prevention training. “We are thankful for the leadership of local organizations like the Berkeley County School …

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Prevent-a-Thon Kickoff & Partners in Prevention

This Monday we kicked off our annual Prevent-a-Thon with a press conference at the Charleston Public Library. We were joined by our first ever Partners in Prevention! A Partner in Prevention is an organization that has committed the time and effort to educate themselves on how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to CSA. An organization receives the D2L Partner in Prevention distinction when they have successfully met specific criteria. For more information on Prevent-a-thon and to learn how to get Partner in Prevention status …

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