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Stamford, CT JCC Paves Prevention Path!

Guest Blogger, Susan Komisar Hausman (Certified Instructor of Stewards of Children) I am beyond PROUD to announce that the Stamford, Connecticut JCC (Jewish Community Center) is the first JCC in the U.S. to attain the Partner In Prevention designation from Darkness To Light! It is also the first, and only, organization in Connecticut to have attained the designation! Partner In Prevention status is earned by an organization when at least 90% of its staff have been trained in D2L’s Stewards of Children child sexual abuse …

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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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Syracuse YMCA Leads The Way In Prevention

Just a few weeks ago I (Susan Komisar Hausman) had the great pleasure of traveling to Syracuse, NY to lead a Darkness To Light Facilitator Workshop. Thanks to the determined efforts of the Syracuse Y’s team leaders and workshop organizers, Kelly Miner and Cheryl Walker, folks attended from near and far, representing, among others, YMCAs, social service groups and child protective services. We learned together, shared with each other and by day’s end I knew that 16 more empassioned, empowered leaders were heading back to …

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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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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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