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Ready for Our Close-up: The Stewards of Children World Premiere

Theatre lights dimmed and popcorn bags crinkled quietly as over 230 people settled into their seats, preparing for the night’s premiere. Throughout the feature, moviegoers were riveted to the events on the screen, sometimes nodding, sometimes laughing, and sometimes crying. As the credits rolled, featured cast members appeared on the stage to a standing ovation from the audience. This may sound like the world premiere of a blockbuster hit, and for many in attendance, it was. On September 26, Darkness to Light (D2L) officially launched …

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Darkness to Light Honors Partners in Prevention

On Wednesday, representatives from 48 Charleston-area organizations attended a D2L-sponsored luncheon honoring them for their commitment to child sexual abuse prevention. As Partners in Prevention, these organizations make the commitment to provide Stewards of Children training to all employees and volunteers who interact with children, require comprehensive background checks for all new employees and volunteers, and implement protective policies that limit isolated, one-on-one situations. This year’s Distinguished Partner in Prevention distinction was awarded to The Citadel, which made the commitment to train not only staff …

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Child Abuse Prevention Month – Charleston, SC Activities

Beginning this weekend, residents of Charleston and the surrounding areas have two unique opportunities to participate in National Child Abuse Prevention Month. On April 13, 27, and May 11, Darkness to Light and The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center will be offering free community trainings. Participants will learn about types of child abuse, what trauma is and how it affects children, and how to prevent, treat, and report incidents. Please see the attached flyer for details.         April 13 also kicks off …

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The Citadel and Darkness to Light join forces to combat child sexual abuse

College to be first in nation to adopt prevention training program for all employees and students  The Citadel today became the first college in the nation to announce its intentions to train every student, employee and campus resident in how to prevent child sexual abuse. In partnership with Darkness to Light, all Citadel employees, cadets and graduate and evening undergraduate students along with members of the Board of Visitors and campus residents 18 and older will receive training through the Stewards of Children program, which is …

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Prevention Month – The Busiest Week so Far!

We have made it to day 20 of our prevention month efforts, and we’re just ending our busiest week of the month. It was a crazy one filled with lots of exciting events, and moments of pride in our community for their dedication to ending child sexual abuse. Last week kicked off with our JTMM (Join the Movement Mondays) at Five Loaves and Mellow Mushroom in West Ashley. Both organizations had returned this year to our initiative and did an excellent job helping us spread the …

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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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Battery Game Saturday Night-Come Support D2L!

Please join us on Saturday night, August 18th at the final home game for The Charleston Battery soccer team. We are honored to be the Blackbaud “non-profit” of the game as well as participating in a lot of other activites at the game. We will have a table so please come by and see us! This will be a great family friendly event. Gates open at 6pm and game at 7:30. We hope to see you there! charlestonbattery.com

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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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Prevention Month So Far – What a great first week!

Wow. The first week of August has been crazy at D2L-crazy with good stuff! This is the first week in our Prevention Month 2012 for the Lowcountry. We have had an excellent first week and I wanted to share some of the highlights. We started off this week and last with appearances on Lowcountry Live and “In the news-Post & Courier”. It is so wonderful that our local media supports Prevention month and really supports us getting out the word of awareness and education. This …

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BiLo Bagging for Bucks! Come see D2L on Saturday in Mount Pleasant!

This Saturday we will be at all BiLo locations in Mount Pleasant with the Dee Norton Childrens Center raising awarenss and bagging a few groceries as well. BiLo has a great program for non-profits “bagging for bucks”. Instead of using the well skilled baggers who have learned all the proper ways to bag, you get us, bagging for tips! (You do have the option of using the regular baggers, but why not take a chance on us-we promise we will not bag your eggs with …

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