Tag Archives: South Carolina

City of Charleston Commits to Partnership with Darkness to Light and The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jolie Logan, 843.965.5444, jlogan@D2l.org Or, Ann Read, 843.723.3600, aread@dnlcc.org Web: www.D2L.org or www.dnlcc.org  City of Charleston Commits to Partnership with Darkness to Light and The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center to Strengthen Child Protection Policies Charleston, S.C.  – Aug. 6, 2012 – City of Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. has announced a groundbreaking effort to evaluate and improve child protection policies for the city. The effort will be spearheaded by Mayor Riley and a task force to include Darkness to …

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The whole story of child sexual abuse affects everyone

Jerry Sandusky’s recent verdict isn’t the whole story. Skip Reville’s sentencing isn’t the whole story. Horace Mann (“Prep School Predators,” June 6 New York Times) isn’t the whole story. Adam Sandler’s new movie, “That’s My Boy,” isn’t the whole story. The Catholic Church isn’t the whole story. These high-profile national stories may appear to create a perfect storm of child sexual abuse. But they are merely a “Foreword” in a much deeper, troubling saga of one of the most heinous crimes in our society.   …

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REV Restaurants Get Behind the Cause

Big news. Really, BIG NEWS! For the next week, Rev Restaurants, Monza, Poe’s, Taco Boy and Closed For Business, are teaming up to donate 5% of their profits to D2L. From Wed, 13 to Wed, 20 Revolutionary Eating Ventures is joining the prevention movement. Go eat at a REV Restaurant and show your support for D2L.

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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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D2L Team Meets Marilyn Van DeBur

Jolie, Liz, Erika and I traveled to Aiken South Carolina yesterday to hear Marilyn Van DeBur, former Miss America and incest survivor, speak at a luncheon in support of The Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County. Marilyn is a featured survivor in D2L’s Stewards of Children training video so we feel like we already know her.  But, it was such a privilege to hear her speak in person and an honor to meet her.  It was an opportunity to thank her for being such a …

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month-get involved today!

D2L kicked off National Child Abuse Prevention month with a candlelight vigil in downtown Charleston on March 28th. Even though the wind prevented us from keeping our candles lit, we all carry the metaphorical lit candle throughout this month in honor of the children we serve. There are many ways you can get involved this month and they don’t all involve taking our training. Look for blogs about the ways which include a golf tournament, community bike ride, community movie event, and of course Stewards …

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Engaged Seniors Joining the Fight to End CSA

Yesterday I had the pleasure of conducting a Stewards of Children training 60 Seniors from the Senior Companion Program which is sponsored by Charleston Area Senior Citizens Services, Inc.  They are senior volunteers age 55 and older who serve Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties in South Carolina. Last year they provided over 50,000 volunteer community hours to frail Seniors in need.  The program is under the umbrella of Senior Corps, part of the Corporation for National and Community Service.   The session was part of their …

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Candlelight Vigil on March 28th in Charleston, South Carolina

Would you believe a child is abused in South Carolina every 49 minutes?  Or that 46% of children who die as a result  of abuse or neglect are under the age of 1 year?  Please join us for a Candlelight Vigil hosted by the South Carolina Blue Ribbon Council on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 6:15 p.m. on the front steps of the Custom House. 200 East Bay Street Charleston, SC.    This event is to kick off the upcoming National Child Abuse Awareness Month and to honor the victims of child …

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Trident Academy and surrounding communities come together for Prevention

The last few weeks for the town of Mount Pleasant have been ones of shock and fear as the actions of Louis “Skip” ReVille have come to light. Town members have been scrambling to find the right way to talk to their children about child sexual abuse and are in need of reassurance that the are exercising the right prevention techniques. To help out with this and to show that being proactive is the best way to end child sexual abuse, Trident Academy is offering …

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Sex-abuse victims urged to seek help

Sex-abuse victims urged to seek help By Glenn Smith With the sexual molestation case against coach Louis “Skip” ReVille likely to grow, a local youth treatment center wants parents to know that help is available and hope is not lost. The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center in Charleston has reached out to the many places where ReVille worked and volunteered over the past decade, offering advice and assistance in treating potential victims. The agency offers medical exams, counseling and other help free of charge, said …

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