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 Darkness to Light

The statistics are startling. 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. Children are victims in nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults. In more than 90% of these cases, the abuser is someone the child knows and trusts.

The YMCA of High Point has partnered with Darkness to Light, a nationally acclaimed non-profit, to bring its award-winning prevention program, Stewards of Children, to our community. Stewards of Children is a three-hour training designed to educate adults on how to recognize, prevent, and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse, emphasizing child safety as every adult’s responsibility. Our goal is simple: to educate and prepare our community to deal with and prevent child sexual abuse.

Stewards of Children

The YMCA is able to provide Stewards of Children trainings free of charge thanks to grants awarded from the United Way of High Point. Trainings are open to the public and may be of specific interest to youth sports organizations, coaches, camp counselors, teachers, schools, faith centers and other service organizations. Trainings facilitate discussion about the incidence and consequence of abuse and present information about child protection policies and mandates and prevention techniques. Stewards of Children workshops can be requested by any local group and the YMCA will host open community trainings on a monthly basis. Professional development contact hours are available for nurses, social workers, certified counselors, and childcare providers at an additional cost.  For more information or to register, email or call (336) 869-0151.





Fox 8 Morning Show Spotlight on Darkness to Light

High Point Enterprise Article about Patti Marlowe, our Darkness to Light Coordinator. 



Lieutenant brings "darkness to light" to Police Department

Lt. Kevin Ray with the High Point Police department facilitates a child sexual abuse prevention training class, Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children, at the police department Friday. The prevention program helps to educate and prepare the community to deal with and prevent child sexual abuse. (Click on title for link to article)

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"Healing penn state - Training the community in abuse prevention"


Grant Awarded by United Way for Darkness to Light                                              



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