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Stewards of Children®

Be Part of the Solution to End Child Abuse in our Community!

The Carousel Center serves as the central hub for providing Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® training to individuals and organizations in the Tri-County area. Through interviews with child sexual abuse (CSA) survivors, experts, and treatment providers, this award-winning, evidence-informed training teaches practical steps to take to protect children in both your personal and professional lives. Each participant will learn how to actively take action to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse in our community.

CSA prevention training not only protects children and their families from the impacts of this preventable trauma, it also protects organizations. However, not all training is created equal! Stewards of Children® has been proven increase participant knowledge and change behaviors!

Who Should Receive Training?

  • Do you serve children? You should take the training!
  • Adults who have children in their lives who they feel responsible to protect
  • Youth-serving organizations include but are not limited to:
    • Pre-school & daycare providers
    • School leadership, educators & staff
    • Recreational activity providers
    • Foster care agencies
    • Summer camp & afterschool care providers
  • Communities of faith
  • Victim service providers
  • Law enforcement professionals
  • Medical & dental service providers
  • Mental health professionals
  • Professionals working directly with or on behalf of youth
  • Ultimately – EVERY ADULT!

2023 Stewards of Children Workshop Dates

Join us on one of the dates below. There is a $10 registration fee per person. If you are a member of one of our Partners in Prevention, your agency will provide you with a code to waive this fee when registering.

Register at the link provided below. After registering, Darkness to Light will email you your receipt. All the below trainings are in person and are held in “the Village” at 1506 Dock Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.

March  6, 2024        1:30 pm to 4:30 pm       Register
March 21, 2024    11:00 am to 2:15 pm         Register

April   3, 2024           1:30 pm to 4:30 pm      Register
April 18, 2024       11:00 am to 2:15 pm         Register

May   1, 2024             1:30 pm – 4:30 pm         Register
May 16, 2024        11:00 am to 2:15 pm          Register

Want to schedule a private group training? We will come to you! 

Contact Rebecca Martin at [email protected] or 910-254-9898 for more information.

Join the Movement

  • Learn the facts about child abuse
  • Minimize the opportunity for abuse to occur
  • Talk about it openly to break down barriers and reduce the stigma
  • Recognize the signs of abuse
  • React responsibly to suspicion, disclosure, or discovery of abuse.

The Tri-County Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Initiative launched on April 1, 2022; with the goal to train 10% of the adult population in Stewards of Children to reach a tipping point in New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick Counties.

At the end of January 2024, over 5,000 adults have been trained to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse!

Join the local Tri-County Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Initiative, or partner with Carousel Child Advocacy Center to become a distinguished “Partner in Prevention”.

Contact Rebecca Martin, Child Abuse Awareness/Outreach Coordinator at (910) 254-9898 or [email protected]