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Award-winning Stewards of Children program comes to Niagara County

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Wed, Apr 15th 2015 04:25 pm

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One in 10 children will be sexually abused by age 18. Learn how to prevent child sexual abuse and create a safer community for children by registering and scheduling your organization for a Stewards of Children workshop.

The two-hour workshop uses survivor stories and expert insight to supply practical steps to help prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

This training was created by Darkness to Light, a national organization dedicated to the prevention of child sexual abuse, and is provided free by the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara. The center can accommodate groups of 10 or more with training at an organization's meeting place or at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

Schedule a workshop now and learn how to better protect children or youth serving organizations. The workshops are free and open to the public and may be of particular interest to youth serving organizations, parents, educators, child care providers and faith centers.

Workshops will be led by Jacqueline Pritchard, education and outreach coordinator for the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara and a trained Darkness to Light-Stewards of Children facilitator.

To learn more or to schedule a workshop, email [email protected] or call 716-285-0045.

The Child Advocacy Center, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, is a child-friendly facility designed to coordinate a multidisciplinary response to reports of physical and sexual abuse of children as well as cases where a child has witnessed domestic violence. The Center is a Darkness to Light affiliate, authorized to facilitate Stewards of Children training within the Niagara County community.

Darkness to Light has championed the movement to end child sexual abuse since its founding in 2000. With affiliates in all 50 U.S. states and 16 additional countries, D2L provides individuals, organizations and communities with the tools to protect children from sexual abuse. To date, the D2L network of 6,000 authorized facilitators has trained over 500,000 parents, youth serving professionals and organization volunteers in D2L's award-winning Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention program, including residents of Niagara County. Visit website: www.D2L.org.

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