Stewards of Children

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Scientific Rating:
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
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About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Stewards of Children has been rated by the CEBC in the area of: Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Primary) Programs.

Target Population: Staff and volunteers of schools and other youth-serving organizations, parents/caregivers, and concerned adults

Brief Description

The Stewards of Children program is a 2-hour training that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. It integrates commentary from sexual abuse survivors, experts in the field, and other concerned adults, all providing practical guidance for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse. It is available in both a facilitator-led and online model.

Program Goals:

The overall goals of Stewards of Children are:

  • Increased knowledge about child sexual abuse
  • Improved attitudes about preventing child sexual abuse
  • Changed child protective behaviors over the long-term
  • Improved child care codes of conduct for youth-serving organizations
  • Improved child care policies and procedures for youth-serving organizations

Contact Information

Cindy McElhinney, BA
Agency/Affiliation: Darkness to Light
Phone: (843) 513-1614
Fax: (843) 965-5449
Catherine Townsend, BS
Agency/Affiliation: Darkness to Light
Phone: (843) 513-1616
Fax: (843) 965-5449

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: October 2014

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: April 2015

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2015