Why is this program different?

Stewards of Children uses real people and real stories to show you how to protect children.

You'll meet survivors who lived through child sexual abuse, experienced its immediate and long-term effects, and ultimately were able to find healing. You'll meet experts who work with children and families, and confront abuse on a daily basis. Many of these survivors and experts are also parents, themselves.

 

Why does it apply to me?

Child sexual abuse is likely the most prevalent health problem children face, with the most serious array of consequences. In fact, 1 in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday.

This means that whether you work with youth, are a parent, or are simply a member of a community, it is highly likely that someone you know and care for has experienced, or is currently experiencing, child sexual abuse. It's going to happen whether you are prepared to deal with it or not - unless you stop it from happening. And the good news is, it can be stopped.

 

Why would I want to make changes, even if I could?

What if we told you five simple steps can show you how to protect children of all ages from child sexual abuse? That a few simple actions can have far-reaching positive effects?

The 5 Steps to Protecting our ChildrenTM can be used by families, communities, recreation facilities, faith centers, educational institutions, and a wide variety of other youth serving organizations to create safer environments for children. One person can create change in a community and together, a community can create new cultural norms that nurture children and protect them from child sexual abuse.

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