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First Line of Defense

By: Paula Sellars, M.S.W., Author/Director, Stewards of Children Safe adults are the first line of defense against child sexual abuse (CSA). In fact, the adults in a child’s life are most responsible for whether sexual abuse occurs because adults are most capable of the judgment and skill that CSA prevention requires. Understanding how sexual predators groom children is actually quite nuanced. Reducing the opportunity for sexual abuse in organizations takes planning and knowledge. Talking to children about their body boundaries in an age appropriate, non-scary …

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Asheville, NC Citizen’s Police Academy Taking on Prevention

Thirty three trainees of the Asheville Citizen’s Police Academy participated with great interest, sobriety and enthusiasm in the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children training this week. “It was quite possibly the most lively and interactive Stewards training I’ve conducted” said Facilitator Paula Sellars. Paula shared with us her observations from the session this week – “One particularly exciting and inspiring participant, a 17 year old young man named James, shared with the group that this very evening he was going home to talk with …

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