Stewards of Children:

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Stewards of Children?

Stewards of Children is a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. 

Stewards of Children integrates three personal empowerment skills: Making Choices, Taking Risks, and Supporting Each Other with 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children:


1. Learn the Facts

2. Minimize Opportunity

3. Talk About It

4. Recognize the Signs

5. React Responsibly


The video component of the curriculum integrates personal stories of sexual abuse survivors, sharing their experiences of trauma and healing woven in with the perspectives of parents and adults working in youth serving roles and professionals in the field of child sexual abuse.


How is the training delivered?


Stewards of Children is a two to two and a half hour, in person training, led by an authorized facilitator using a video, Interactive Workbook, and group discussion to engage adults in learning how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.


Why should I implement Stewards of Children in my organization?

Youth serving organizations are magnets for offenders seeking access to children. Children who are sexually abused sometimes disclose the abuse to the adults working or volunteering for youth serving organizations. Training your employees and volunteers gives them the tools to prevent high risk situations from occurring and gives them the resources to spot the signs of possible abuse.

Why should prevention target adults?

Darkness to Light believes that adults are responsible for the safety of children. Stewards of Children teaches adults about the problem of child sexual abuse and the steps they can take to reduce the risk.

What is the age range for Stewards of Children?

We recommend participants be at least 16 years old to attend a Stewards of Children session.  However, a child as young as 14 may attend with written approval from their legal guardian.

Can the Stewards of Children training be offered in separate sessions?

The Stewards of Children training can be offered in one 2 hour session, one 2.5 hour session, or two 1 hour sessions. Multiple sessions should be completed within the shortest possible time (1 or 2 weeks). Please keep in mind that only participants who attend all sessions receive a certificate.


What is the cost to attend a Stewards of Children training?


The cost to attend a Stewards of Children training is $25 per person which includes an Interactive Workbook for each participant to keep. Please make checks payable to Comfort House Child Advocacy Center.


 Can I get any contact hours of continuing education for attending a Stewards of Children training?


Yes! Stewards of Children is approved for two contact hours of continuing education by The National Association of Social Workers. Stewards of Children has also been approved for two contact hours by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This means it is approved nation-wide for nurses to receive CEUs (except in California & Florida.) Stewards of Children was recently approved for two hours of library education units for Indiana library professionals through the Indiana State Library.


How do I schedule a session for my organization?


To schedule a Stewards of Children training, please call (812) 225-5437 or email to discuss availability. Later, you will be asked to complete the registration form found at the bottom of this page. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about the program or scheduling!


Where can I go to learn more information about Stewards of Children?


Please visit to learn more about Darkness to Light and Stewards of Children.


Upcoming Trainings:

*Contact us at (812) 225-5437 to schedule a private training for your organization! 

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Chelsey Bohnert,
Aug 31, 2015, 11:41 AM