Stewards of Children

Scientific Rating:
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Stewards of Children was highly rated on the Scientific Rating Scale, program representatives were asked to provide additional implementation information.

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Stewards of Children as listed below:

Facilitators/organizations have the option to administer pre- and post-tests to participants These are available to facilitators on the Darkness to Light website or by request.

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Stewards of Children as listed below:

Darkness to Light provides one-on-one technical and programmatic support for facilitators during business hours. Darkness to Light provides technical support for online training participants, 24-hours/day, 7 days a week.

Fidelity Measures

There are no fidelity measures for Stewards of Children.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Stewards of Children as listed below:

All facilitators receive a Facilitator Manual, Facilitator Guide & Script and Stewards of Children DVD when they complete the Facilitator Workshop. Copies of these can also be obtained by contacting Darkness to Light at or 843-965-5444.

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has been conducted on how to implement Stewards of Children as listed below:

Paranal, R., Washington, K., & Derrick, C. (2012). Utilizing online training for child sexual abuse prevention: Benefits and limitations. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 21(5), 507-520.

Rheingold, A. A., Zajac, K., & Patton, M. (2012). Feasibility and acceptability of a child sexual abuse prevention program for childcare professionals: Comparison of a web-based and in-person training. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 21(4), 422-436.