Almost no one likes to talk about child sexual abuse. It can bring up a range of feelings, from mere discomfort to shame, rage, and hopelessness.

But avoiding the topic has a cost, and that cost is the perpetuation of child sexual abuse. It is estimated that one in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18 th birthday, and 90% of children who experience sexual abuse know their abuser. 

A few months ago, I was trained as an authorized facilitator for Stewards of Children®, a two-hour training created by the nonprofit organization Darkness to Light . The training shares simple but effective ways that adults can create environments that protect children from sexual abuse. 

Information and conversations are powerful. They can initiate action that changes a child’s life for the better. Let’s talk more about preventing and addressing child sexual abuse.

If you’re interested in bringing the Stewards of Children® training to your team, please email [email protected].