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Woburn YMCA offers free sex abuse prevention program

The Boston Globe – By Christina Jedra Lisa Young of Winchester, left, listened during the YMCA’s free program to prevent sexual abuse of children. WOBURN — They gathered in a room where kids go to practice rock climbing. But as the morning unfolded, the handful of adults at the North Suburban YMCA confronted one of the most horrific things any parent could imagine: the sexual abuse of children. Their program is called Stewards of Children because the idea behind it is that adults are responsible …

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In Effort to Prevent Childhood Sexual Abuse, Stoughton Employees Taking Specialized Training

In partnership with the Old Colony YMCA, dozens of Stoughton, MA town employees and community members have been receiving training in the Darkness to Light Childhood Sexual Abuse Prevention Program. “Child sexual abuse is not a Y problem, or a school problem, or a church problem or a Penn State problem: it is a community problem, something which will only be mitigated by the education of adults making informed choices for children,” said Susan Komisar Hausman, a Darkness to Light facilitator since 2006. “Nobody understands better than …

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Stoughton Schools Administration, Faculty Participate in Childhood Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Stoughton Public Schools (MA) administrators, nurses and coaches recently partnered with the YMCA-sponsored Darkness to Light Childhood Sexual Abuse Prevention Program. Darkness to Light, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching adults simple, pro-active steps to help protect children from sexual abuse, is not widely known in the Northeast.  The Old Colony Y and Certified Instructor Susan Komisar Hausman are ensuring that will change.   As Hausman says, “We are aiming high, looking to train 5% of the adult population in those 31 communities [part of …

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What some Massachusetts public schools are doing to protect children

Susan Komisar Hausman, a Darkness to Light Stewards of Children facilitator extraordinaire, has been working tirelessly in Massachusetts to better protect kids from child sexual abuse.  Her recent work with several local school districts has resulted in significant changes that will have an immediate and tangible impact on the prevention of child sexual abuse.  Read more about what these school communities are doing here.

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