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PA YMCAs working to end child sexual abuse

YMCA of Reading & Berks County take child protection seriously, which is why they have spent the last 4 months training 357 of its staff, board, and volunteers in Stewards of Children. Now the Y is ready to send their facilitators out in the community to deliver prevention training to churches, schools, businesses, and others across the county. The Reading & Berks County Y is part of the PA YMCA State Alliance that is working together to train adults how to prevent child sexual abuse. …

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Four school districts to participate in the Stewards of Children program

Article By Chip Minemyer Pennsylvania — The Stewards of Children program soon will take a giant leap toward the goal of educating 5,000 Centre County residents to recognize and report child abuse. Howard Long, president and CEO of the YMCA of Centre County, said four local school districts will train their entire staffs through the program during the 2013-14 school year. The YMCA is offering the training in collaboration with the county’s Youth Service Bureau, Women’s Resource Center and United Way office. The Bald Eagle …

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Central Bucks Family YMCA takes Stewards training to community

On May 21st, community organizations will meet at the Central Bucks YMCA to discuss child sexual abuse prevention. The goal is to train 31,350 adults in Stewards to help create a prevention movement in their community. To hear more from one of the Central Bucks YMCA facilitators, Ro Molyneux, please go to: http://www.phillyburbs.com/lifestyle/moms/darkness-to-light-s-stewards-of-children-program-training-available/article_42da7307-4ee1-5b73-9a07-d8041a17e6a9.html  

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Greater Lowell Family YMCA partners with Dracut School Department

Massachusetts — On Wednesday, May 1, The Greater Lowell Family YMCA helped provide Stewards of Children™ training to 350 Dracut School Department personnel. “It is vitally important that all school employees be aware of the issue of child sexual abuse, and be sensitive to its effects on our children. The YMCA’s willingness to provide this invaluable educational training to the Dracut Public Schools is a wonderful example of community organizations effectively working together on behalf of children and adolescents,” says Steven Stone, Superintendent of Schools …

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Capital District YMCA launches initiative for Child Abuse Prevention Month

New York – Assemblyman Jim Tedisco joined the Capital District YMCA and other community partners during Child Abuse Prevention Month to commemorate the implementation of Stewards of Children™ training and show their commitment to ending child sexual abuse. ”This ‘Darkness to Light’ training program is another tool to help empower our children and our entire community to prevent child abuse and keep children safe.  I’m honored to be a partner in the effort,” said Tedisco. Read the full blog post by Jim Tedisco for the Times …

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Lisa Ling Interviews Delaware YMCA on Stewards of Children Training

In 2010, Delaware pediatrician Earl Bradley was convicted on 24 counts of child sexual abuse. Following many years of investigation and suspicion, Bradley was arrested after a 2-year old girl reported an incident to her parents. A subsequent police search recovered hours of videotape documenting over 10 years of abuse.  Bradley received a life sentence for his crimes, and in response to this issue, the State of Delaware created an initiative to train five percent of its population in child sexual abuse prevention. Supporting this …

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5th Annual Bivona Summit on Child Abuse in Rochester, NY

Please join The Bivona Child Advocacy Center for their 5th Annual Bivona Summit on Child Abuse, a multidisciplinary training  conference for professionals who work with children. The Summit offers a comprehensive program at an affordable price, presented by experts in their field, including national and international speakers. When: April 23 & 24, 2013 Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday Networking: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Where: Hyatt Regency Rochester 125 E Main Street Rochester, NY 14604 Who Should Attend: • Social Workers • Law Enforcement • …

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Scout launches prevention program

After an investigation proved Penn State University’s former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky to be guilty of 45 counts of sexual crimes against young boys, people all over the world were affected. Coming from a family full of Penn State graduates, junior at Hopewell Valley Central High School (HVCHS) Kyle Bennison was touched by this case, which ultimately led him to launch a local sexual abuse prevention program. “After hearing the days and days of news reports about the victims and the crimes, I realized …

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YMCA hosts informational event on child sexual abuse prevention

Danielson, Conn. - The Regional Community Family YMCA partners with Darkness to Light to host an event to raise awareness about child sexual abuse at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Quinebaug Valley Community College, 742 Upper Maple St., Danielson. In 2012 the Greater Hartford YMCA partnered with Darkness to Light in an effort to minimize and prevent child sexual abuse. The event will provide increased awareness of the prevalence, consequences and circumstances of child sexual abuse, facts about the problem of child sexual abuse, training for staff and volunteers …

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New Jersey’s YMCAs Partner With Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK – Last week, Prevent Child Abuse and the NJ Alliance of YMCA’s announced they were joining forces to end child sexual abuse in communities throughout the entire state. In 2011, PCANJ established the New Jersey Partnership to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, focused on replicating a research-based prevention strategy, the Enough Abuse Campaign. The Partnership brought together leaders and experts in child welfare and the field of child sexual abuse from all parts of the state with a commitment to work together to prevent …

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