What is Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children?
Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children is a two-hour, video-based training conducted by a staff member of Life Stories. The presentation can be given to any community group but is particularly fitting for individuals who work directly with children. It is a nationally distributed, evidence-based program that aims to educate adults to be responsible for preventing, recognizing, and reacting to child abuse. It encourages awareness but also teaches skills and presents crucial tools needed in order to respond appropriately to child abuse suspicions, allegations, and investigations. It ultimately aims to protect all children in our community.
Who is Darkness to Light for?
- Faith Leaders
- Law Enforcement
- Adults who work with youth
- Organizations that serve youth
- Individuals concerned with child safety
What will you learn?
Interested in raising awareness of child abuse? Want to know how to prevent, recognize, and react to child abuse? Do you work with youth and want to keep them safe? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider attending or hosting a Darkness to Light presentation.
The goal of this presentation is to educate our community’s leaders and adults on the issue of child abuse, especially sexual abuse. The presentation includes materials that teach participants about healthy youth development including normal behaviors and sexual maturity. Warning signs of abuse are also presented to the group so that mandated child abuse reporters know what to look for and when to make a report to the Department of Human Services. Together, we can be responsible for the protection and healthy futures of children in Weld County.