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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 VIRTUAL Stewards of Children Workshop Dates

Join us from 6 pm to 8:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month (except for February). Take this workshop from the comfort of your home!  We are now offering monthly virtual Stewards of Children sessions. 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.

After registering, Darkness to Light will email your receipt and virtual Stewards of Children Workbook to utilize during the training. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Martin at or 910-254-9898.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023  Organizational Focus
To register, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023    Parent/Caregiver Focus
To register, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023   Organizational Focus
To register, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023  Parent/Caregiver Focus
To register, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 Organizational Focus
To register, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 Parent/Caregiver Focus
To register, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, December, 12, 2023 Organizational Focus
To register, CLICK HERE.

If you would like to schedule a private group training, we will come to you! Contact Rebecca Martin at 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.

We have reached the end of our first official year of the Tri-County Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Initiative! Launched on April 1, 2022, the goal was set to train 10% of the adult population in Stewards of Children to reach a tipping point in New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick Counties.

In the Initiative’s first year, we have trained 2,307 adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse!

Additionally, have trained 46 organizations and received approval for 19 Partners in Prevention. We are in the process of submitting/awaiting approval for 21 additional Partnerships. This will total 40 Partnerships in the Tri-County area! These Partners are listed below:

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