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Texas Schools Required to Provide Abuse Prevention and Response Training for All Employees

According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), in compliance with recent Texas legislation, district and charter schools within the state are required to provide all employees with prevention and recognition training concerning child sexual abuse and other forms of child maltreatment. Statistics for child sexual abuse are staggering. In the United States alone, 400,000 children born this year will be sexually abused before the age of 18. Studies show that school personnel identify 52 percent of child abuse cases classified as causing harm to the …

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The role of educators in prevention

Educators may be the single most important group in the prevention and recognition of child sexual abuse. Not only do they see and work with large numbers of children every day, but children who disclose abuse often tell a teacher. In fact, educators are the source of over half of the abuse reports made by professionals to the authorities. How can we let sexual abuse happen to our community’s children when there are effective and inexpensive strategies for both prevention and intervention? Training for educators, …

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Delaware Universities Taking Prevention Seriously!

Wilmington University, among other Universities in Delaware, have agreed to work with Darkness to Light’s Authorized Facilitators to train their faculty and staff in Stewards of Children.  The Athletics Department  at Wilmington University was among the first to get trained.  Next the public safety departments, education colleges and other general staff are getting trained. This training is just a small part of the state’s goal to train 35,000 citizens over a 5 year period. To view photos from the first Stewards of Children training at …

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Berkeley Schools first in nation to set standard for child sexual abuse prevention

MONCKS CORNER, SC (Aug. 24, 2011) / www.berkeley.k12.sc.us / –  The Berkeley County School District has taken the lead in a national initiative to prevent child sexual abuse.  The District was recognized recently by Charleston-based Darkness to Light (D2L) as the first school district in the nation to achieve D2L’s “Partner in Prevention” designation, a nationally-recognized standard reached when 100-percent of an organization’s members have completed child sexual abuse prevention training. “We are thankful for the leadership of local organizations like the Berkeley County School …

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“Many times when a child discloses sexual abuse it will be to a teacher…”

A great article was published yesterday by the Lexington Clipper-Herald about a group of Nebraskans stepping up to protect the children in their community by educating adults how to prevent child sexual abuse using D2L’s Stewards of Children . On Nov. 1, Matt Fosket, advocate and volunteer coordinator for the Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center, returned from specialized training in sexual abuse prevention along with other members of the community. Included in that group was North Platte High School/Community Liaison Brandy Buscher. They are …

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