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Child advocates urge safety for children this summer

Original article from the Delaware Cape Gazette may be viewed here. Attorney General Beau Biden has joined representatives from the Siegel JCC Delaware, YMCA of Delaware, Darkness to Light Foundation, and Prevent Child Abuse Delaware to discuss steps summer youth programs can take to help keep children safe from harm and announced progress in the Stewards of Children child abuse prevention program, a statewide public, private, non-profit partnership to train adults to recognize and respond to signs of child sexual abuse. Over the next few …

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Training can help prevent child abuse

Jan. 26, 2013 @ 03:22 PM The Herald-Sun By Susan Gladin, guest columnist At this stage in my life I am not around children very often, and when I am with Helena, age 9, her mom is usually around too.  If you had asked me if I needed to participate in a workshop on child sexual abuse, I’d have said no.  But I participated recently through my association with the Redwoods Group and the Johnson Intern Program.  Now I realize someone like me can make …

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Recent AP article highlights the D2L/YMCA community prevention efforts

The Associated Press published an article over the weekend about the child protection efforts by national youth serving organizations including the YMCA.  The article specifically mentions the work local YMCAs are doing to increase awareness and educate adults in the community. Like Big Brothers Big Sisters, the YMCA of the USA relies on its locally run affiliates to implement and enforce child-protection policies, although the national office provides support and guidance. “Our Y’s have to be diligent on this issue every second of every day,” …

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