Child sexual abuse is an epidemic.
1 in 10 children will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
recognizes child sexual abuse as a public health crisis.
There is a solution. Stewards of Children is a nationally distributed, evidence-based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child-protective behaviors.
Stewards of Children takes a comprehensive approach to educating adults and youth-serving organizations to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. It is designed for parents and for any organization that serves youth, including schools and education institutions, faith centers, sports leagues, and law enforcement.
The 2-hour training includes facilitator-led discussion, interactive workbook activity, and compelling video. Stewards of Children also helps organizations ensure the safest space possible for kids by providing the tools and information needed for any group to strengthen child protection policies and procedures.
Stewards of Children is a program that works. Multiple studies have shown that Stewards of Children is effective in increasing knowledge, improving attitudes and positively changing adults’ child-protective behaviors over the long-term.
Stewards of Children goes beyond awareness, it provides skills. Participants learn specific concrete actions that they can take, as individuals and as a part of bigger organizations, that work to protect children.
The actions you take today may help save a child from unimaginable, undeserving suffering.
(Now available in Spanish)
“If you spare one child… People don’t have a clue about the ripples from one child. So you stop one source of ripples – that is huge.”
“Thank you for making such a difficult topic a little easier to discuss. As a survivor, this has always been hard to talk about! Thank you for helping me understand how to cope and keep my babies safe!”
Youth victims reported to law enforcement in all sexual offenses
Youth are 2.5 times more likely to be raped than adults
children who are victims of sexual abuse know their abuser