Child Abuse Prevention Education
Stewards of Children's Darkness to Light Child Sexual Abuse Training:
The Pueblo Child Advocacy Center staff are certified to train adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. This course is open to organizations, public groups, and individuals. The cost of the training is $20 per person (plus travel costs if it is outside of Pueblo County). The training is 2 1/2 hours and participants will receive a certificate at the end of the training.
Darkness to Light’s® Stewards of Children is a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program believes and teaches that child safety is an adult's job. Stewards of Children is designed for organizations that serve children and youth.
Darkness to Light’s® Stewards of Children is a comprehensive program that incorporates all of the fundamental mechanics necessary in creating organizational policies and procedures that keep children safe. Ideal for training staff and volunteers on child sexual abuse prevention. Key components include:
7 Steps to Protecting our Children
Video component integrating survivor stories
How to respond to children who disclose abuse
Ways that organizations can help prevent child abuse
Training Staff and Teachers to Recognize and Report Child Abuse:
Those who work with children every day are truly on the front line in keeping children safe by reporting child abuse. The Pueblo Child Advocacy Center staff members are available to provide training to school staff and faculty, to daycare providers, and to others who work with children. The training covers signs of child abuse, who is a mandatory reporter, how to make a report, and how to respond to a child who reveals abuse. The training also engages groups in analyzing brief case studies to determine whether or not to report an incident.
Safety Planning for Faith Communities:
Because churches and faith communities are places where congregations want to trust each other, they are vulnerable to being infiltrated by pedophiles who seek access to children. The Pueblo Child Advocacy Center has assembled presentations, sample policies, and forms to use with those who want to work or volunteer with children. Our staff is available to make presentations to faith communities and to work with church committees to develop strong policies that keep children safe.