Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Child sexual abuse is likely the most prevalent health issue children face today.  In fact, one in ten children will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday. It can have devastating, long-term consequences for victims, families and communities and is a root cause of many health and social problems we face in our communities.

The Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative is a joint effort between Penn State University, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and four projects in Pennsylvania, including NOVA in Bucks County. This initiative is designed to reduce the rates of child sexual abuse through evidence-based programs. The goal is to train 5% of adults in Bucks County by 2021.

Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children Training

Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children is a two-hour training designed to educate adults about how to recognize, prevent, and react responsibility to the reality of child sexual abuse, emphasizing child safety as every adult’s responsibility.

The goal is simple: to educate, inform and prepare the community to deal with and prevent child sexual abuse. The training teaches steps to prevent abuse, recognize warning signs and react responsibility when abuse occurs.

Continuing Education Credits available for: nurses, social workers, dentists, and dental hygienists. Act 48 credits available for teachers.

Darkness to Light – Online Training

For more information or to schedule a FREE Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children training for your community group, parent group, or professional organization, contact Grace Wheeler, Project Coordinator at 215-343-6543 ext. 6703 or by email at grace@novabucks.org.

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TOGETHER, LET’S END CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE!