Experts estimate there are 39 million survivors of child sexual abuse in America today.

This statistic indicates that protecting children from sexual abuse doesn’t come naturally – it’s a learned skill. If you’re interested in learning how to protect children or getting certified to teach others to protect children, register for one of our upcoming classes.

Stewards of Children Class – Learn to Protect Children
Saturday, January 9, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mission Viejo, CA
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Stewards of Children Class – Learn to Protect Children
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
San Diego, CA
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Stewards of Children Facilitator Workshop – Get Certified to Teach Others -Educating others on how to prevent child sexual abuse has been very empowering for me as a survivor.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mission Viejo, CA
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Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children program is a revolutionary evidence-based sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to courageous action. The Stewards of Children program is designed for organizations that serve children and youth, and any/all adults interested in protecting children.

For a short video from the training please visit this link:

The curriculum can be used by organizations, corporations and individuals who are:

  • Seeking evidence-based training for staff and volunteers in the prevention of child sexual abuse.
  • Wanting to make a difference in their community by educating adults about the protection of children.
  • Needing to respond to insurance requirements regarding child protection.
  • Wanting to enhance community training initiatives and develop potential sources of revenue.

For more information contact Svava Brooks at or 619-889-6366.

TAALK ( has designed a comprehensive set of awareness, education and support programs that can be delivered to the community by the community Contact us to understand which programs are available in your area or if you would like to be trained to deliver them.  Darkness to Light Stewards of Children is one of the programs we provide.

Svava Brooks

7 Steps to Protecting Your Children

Four-Happy-ChildrenDarkness to Light’s 7 Steps to Prevention Child Sexual Abuse is a quick reference prevention guide. Following these simple 7 Steps can help you keep your children safe. Try and send the 7 Steps to 7 Friends and together lets keep PREVENTING!

Step 1: Learn the facts
Realities—not trust—should influence your decisions regarding your child.

Step 2: Minimize Opportunity
If you eliminate or reduce one-adult/one-child situations, you’ll
dramatically lower the risk of sexual abuse for your child.

Step 3: Talk about it
Children often keep abuse a secret, but barriers can be broken down
by talking openly about it.

Step 4: Stay Alert
Don’t expect obvious signs when a child is being sexually abused.

Step 5: Make a Plan
Learn where to go, who to call and how to react.

Step 6: Act on Suspicions
The future well-being of a child is at stake.

Step 7: Get involved
Volunteer and financially support organizations that fight the tragedy
of child sexual abuse.

Find A PREVENTION Facilitator Near You!

Darkness to Light’s Facilitators are a key piece in our efforts to END child sexual abuse. Facilitators are those great citizens around the globe who are authorized to teach our Stewards of Children Prevention Trainings. With over 2,200 facilitators in 47 states and 10 countries we’re making an impact on a local, community level.

If you have any interest in child sexual abuse Prevention Trainings CONTACT A FACILITATOR! They are there to help you help your community.

The link below will help you find a Facilitator in your area.


THANK YOU Facilitators for all that you’re doing to PROTECT children!