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Empowered & Empowering. I’m a Darkness to Light Trained Facilitator.

Today’s guest blogger is Karen Holmes, a Virginia parent and prevention professional. Karen attended one of our Stewards of Children training’s earlier this fall through SCAN’s partnership with Darkness to Light. Then in November she made the commitment to become a trained facilitator for the program. We asked her to share her thoughts on prevention, her experiences and how it feels to be empowering others to prevent child sexual abuse: I attended my first Darkness to Light (D2L) training in September.  I expected it to be like many child abuse awareness …

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SCAN & Darkness to Light: What training attendees are saying about child sexual abuse prevention

SCAN is proud to be an official PARTNER in PREVENTION with Darkness to Light. As part of that work, we provide trainings across Northern Virginia to empower professionals and private citizens to prevent child sexual abuse in our community. This video shares thoughts from just two of the more than two hundred individuals we’ve educated in less than a year since our partnership began.

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Raising Richmond: Preventing the unthinkable

BY VALERIE CATROW Originally published on the RVANews Ever since the news of Jerry Sandusky’s deplorable acts of child sexual abuse broke late last year, I’ve wanted to write about it. But whenever I tried to piece together my thoughts, I froze. My fingers, my breathing, my brain, everything. The prospect of my child (or any child) becoming the victim of sexual abuse makes me…well… I can’t even label the feelings stirred up by such a notion. Fear? Panic? Blinding rage? Yes, to all of …

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The Center for Alexandria’s Children and Alexandria Health Department Have Forged a New Partnership

The Center for Alexandria’s Children and  Alexandria Health Department have forged a partnership to expand a nationally acclaimed child sexual abuse public awareness and education training program that will train Alexandria healthcare workers to recognize and react responsibly to the signs of child sexual abuse. Beginning this week, more than 120 Department of Health staff from the divisions of nursing, environmental health and administration will begin Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children child sexual abuse training program.  Joanna Hemmat, AHD Public Health Nursing Supervisor, and …

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