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Patti Marlowe speaks about living a parent’s worst nightmare: Finding out her daughter had been sexually abused

JAMESTOWN, NC — Outside of a restaurant on a cold afternoon in December 2005, Patti Patti Marlowe learned a secret her daughter had kept from her, from everyone, for 10 years. The family — Marlowe’s new husband, stepchildren and her 16-year-old daughter — was at a restaurant after church. Marlowe’s daughter was urgent. “Mom, I have to tell you something.” They went to the bathroom to be alone. It wasn’t private enough. They went outside. What Marlowe’s daughter told her changed her forever. “My knees just …

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New Jersey YMCA Facilitators Come Together

On September 12, 2013, 45 New Jersey facilitators from YMCAs came together for the first statewide facilitator conference. During the conference the facilitators shared with each other successes and lessons learned. The group also discussed a roll out plan for a large online training initiative that will start in October. Working with community partners such as Prevent Child Abuse NJ and the Attorney General’s office, NJ is continuing to lead the way in child protection and prevention.

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Junior League and YMCA Work Together to End Abuse

Springfield, MO – The Junior League of Springfield MO is paving the way for child sexual abuse prevention. New president, Susie Turner, is spearheading an initiative to implement D2L’s Stewards of Children training in the southwest Missouri. Turner says, “Having a community of 600 trained volunteer women creates the ability to make an impact.” This project is part of the League’s larger mission of preventing child abuse and neglect. Turner says the Junior League of Springfield—which will develop and facilitate the training sessions in partnership …

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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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