Stewards of Children

Children often cannot protect themselves from abuse. Educated adults may be 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

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

Join us for a FREE class offering!

  • April 2, 2019, 4:00-6:30 PM

All classes listed above will take place at Bivona Child Advocacy Center.

The D2L Collaborative hosts free class offerings in an effort to increase prevention and awareness of child abuse in the greater Rochester community.

Space is limited and registration is required to attend. Please register using the form below. Thank you!

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