21. June 2012 13:34
“Ultimately, adults are charged with making the rules and laws around child protection - and it is also our responsibility to keep children out of potentially dangerous situations and relationships,” said Dan Moore, Chief Marketing Officer with The Redwoods Group. “Most victimized children never tell about the sexual abuse they suffer. Knowing this, it's imperative that adults in our communities know what the signs of abuse are, and that they act on their recognition of those signs. Simply put, adults have to step up and be a voice for those harmed.”
Last Thursday, the Partnership hosted the third workshop in our Tools You Can Use Series, “Stewards of Children: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training,” in partnership with Darkness to Light.
Participants learned about the devastating effects of child sexual abuse, the tools necessary for protecting our young children, and seven proactive steps toward prevention.
“The commitment to share Darkness to Light’s child sexual abuse prevention efforts with the broader community is the primary focus of The Redwoods Group Foundation’s time and resources - we believe that the Stewards of Children curriculum provides critical tools and skills for all adults in a community, and this unique model is truly making a difference in the lives of children,” said Moore.
Child Sexual Abuse Community Resources in Durham County
To Report Abuse:
Durham County DSS – Child Protective Services (919) 560-8424
24 Hour Crisis Line: Durham Crisis Response Center (919) 403-6562
Victim Advocacy: NC Victim Assistance Network (919) 831-2857 or www.nc-van.org
Resources for Prevention and Treatment:
The Durham Center (919) 560-7100 or www.durhamcenter.org
Center for Child and Family Health (919) 419-3474 or www.ccfhnc.org
Exchange Club Family Center (919) 403-8249 or www.exchangefamilycenter.org
Prevent Child Abuse NC (919) 829-8009 or www.preventchildabuse.org
» For the Darkness to Light online training visit www.darkness2light.org.
» For prevention tips, read our “Protecting children from sexual abuse” blog post.
» For indicators of child sexual abuse, read our “What is child abuse, neglect” blog post.