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

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
Thank you to MVP Health Care for supporting this program.

Thank you to MVP Health Care for supporting this program.

Upcoming Stewards of Children Classes:

  • August 9, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
  • August 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

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

If you registered for a class with one of our collaborative partners, please click here for location information:

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If your organization has arranged for you to attend this training and you are bringing payment to the class, please register using the button below. An invoice will be sent to you before the class.