Schedule a training in your community

At the end of 2019, Awareness to Action had over 225 trained facilitators of the Stewards of Children™ program throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Stewards of Children™

Darkness to Light has developed Stewards of Children™ - an award winning training program created to educate and support you in protecting children from sexual abuse.  This 2 hour training program focuses on the concept that ending child sexual abuse will require a cooperative, community effort.  Empowerment is very important in protecting children from sexual abuse.  Personal empowerment helps provide adults with the capacity and momentum to take action against child sexual abuse. With personal empowerment, adults can make choices, take risks, and support each other. 

This program will give your staff and volunteers simple strategies for preventing child sexual abuse through the 5 Steps to Protecting our Children.

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

To schedule a Stewards of Children™ training for your organization, contact Awareness to Action or click here for a list of trained facilitators.


Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in Organizations: Policy and Procedure Training

Awareness to Action is dedicated to helping organizations and communities protect children from sexual abuse by creating safe environments for children.

To support communities and organizations in this effort, we have created a training and technical assistance program for youth serving organizations. Over the course of 6 months, participating organizations will receive in depth training and support to implement prevention strategies to protect the children in their programs, including:

  1. An initial 3 hour training where participating agencies will learn about the 6 Core Components developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect children through sound policies and procedures.

  2. Develop a concrete action plan for their organizations

  3. Receive technical assistance and support from Awareness to Action staff on the implementation of their plan.

  4. Become part of a community of practice with other organizations in their area, enabling the sharing of experiences and resources, including attending at least two additional meetings at 3 and 6 months.

  5.  Receive access to trainings, including Stewards of Children™, a prevention training developed by Darkness to Light for adults that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaviors.

  6. After the initial 6 months are completed, receive ongoing information and support from Awareness to Action and the local community of practice.

Communities/organizations who are interested in bringing this important program to their area click here for details and application form. For more information, email Abby Kibar or call 414-292-4125.