Stewards of Children®
by Darkness to Light

Stewards of Children® is the only evidence-informed child sexual abuse prevention, recognition, and intervention educator training available nationally. Over one million people worldwide, including 250,000 educators, have completed the training. It has been shown to change child protective behaviors and research suggests that child sexual abuse reports, substantiations, or interventions in cases of abuse increase as a result of training.

This event is free to attend and open to the community.


Who Should Take the Training?

The training is suitable for anyone who cares about the well-being of children, including parents, caregivers, educators, youth-serving organizations, and community leaders. By taking Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® training, you become a guardian of light for children in your life and your community. Your actions can make a profound impact, ensuring that children grow up in an environment free from harm. Join the movement to protect children and create a brighter future for all.

Together, We Can Make a Difference.

Child sexual abuse is preventable, and it starts with education and awareness. Join us in taking a stand against this issue. Let's work together to create a world where every child can thrive, free from the shadows of abuse, while being a beacon of hope for children. If you are interested in scheduling a Darkness to Light training for your organization or if you would like more information, please contact us at 907-276-7279 or email [email protected].

What you will learn

The 2.5 hour training course will equip you with the knowledge and tools to recognize warning signs, create safe environments, and take action to protect children.

Understanding the Impact

Learn about the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse.

Recognizing the Signs

Identify signs and behaviors that may indicate abuse.

Minimizing Opportunities

Discover strategies to reduce opportunities for abuse.

Reacting Responsibly

Understand how to respond if you suspect or learn about abuse.

Building a Safer Community

Empower yourself to create a safer environment for children.

Statistics from

1 in 5 victims of child sexual abuse will be abused before their 8th birthday.

Only about 40%, or 2 in 5, victims of child sexual abuse will tell someone that they were abused.

90% of victims were abused by someone they know and trust.

Empower Yourself: Prevent Child Sexual Abuse with Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® Training

Darkness to Light is a nationally recognized organization, and this comprehensive training program equips participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to create safe environments for children, whether at home, in schools, or within other community settings. It is also free of charge, thanks to the Municipality of Anchorage.

Every child deserves a safe and happy childhood, but statistics show that 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. You have the power to make a difference by getting trained with Darkness to Light. STAR employs certified facilitators of The Stewards of Children® training program, which is designed to empower adults with the knowledge and skills needed to protect children and create safer environments. Child sexual abuse is a difficult topic, but being informed is crucial to preventing it.

This project is made possible by grant funding through the Municipality of Anchorage.

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