Stewards of Children

Children cannot protect themselves from abuse. Educated adults are their only line of defense. Darkness to Light's (D2L) Stewards of Children is the only national child abuse prevention program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. 

In 2012, Bivona Child Advocacy Center and the YMCA of Greater Rochester together launched the first child sexual abuse prevention education program featuring Stewards of Children in Monroe Country. The partnership has grown to include 14 agencies, all dedicated to a common goal of training 28,000 adults in Monroe County to identify signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, to recognize offender behavior, and to responsibly report abuse, even if it’s just a suspicion. Learn more about the D2L Collaborative

41% of the 14,000 adults in New York State
trained in Stewards of Children live
RIGHT HERE IN MONROE COUNTY.


Stewards of Children is a two-hour workshop for any adult who cares about the welfare of children – educators, coaches, childcare providers, youth service organizations, the faith-based community, adult family members and more.

Participants will explore the five steps adults can take to protect children:

  1. Learn the facts
  2. Minimize opportunity
  3. Talk about it
  4. Recognize the signs
  5. React responsibly

 

 

Upcoming Stewards of Children Classes:

Thursday, June 16
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Bivona Child Advocacy Center
The Skalny Building
One Mount Hope Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Thursday, July 14
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Bivona Child Advocacy Center
The Skalny Building
One Mount Hope Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Tuesday, July 26
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Bivona Child Advocacy Center
The Skalny Building
One Mount Hope Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Thursday, August 18
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Bivona Child Advocacy Center
The Skalny Building
One Mount Hope Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Stewards of Children classes are currently being scheduled. Register below, or learn more by contacting Stefanie Szwejbka at (585) 935-7822.

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