Stewards of Training I took the Training Will you?

Stewards of Children®

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 trainings are created equal! Stewards of Children® has been proven increase participant knowledge and change behaviors!

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.

Training Dates

The trainings listed below will be held in person at The Carousel Center from 6:00 – 8:30 PM; these sessions are open to the general public. Seating is limited to 12 individuals per session so please register in advance to prevent overbooking. If you would like to schedule a private group training, we have the equipment and are ready to travel! Contact Rebecca Martin at or 910-254-9898 for more information.

September 26, 2022

October 24, 2022

November 28, 2022

As a Parent – ASK about Prevention Policies

  • Are your staff and volunteers trained in sexual abuse prevention ad response?
  • Is there a child protection policy?
  • Does your organization limit isolated 1-on-1 situations? Are 1-on-1 situations observable and interruptible?
  • How are employees and volunteers screened? Do you do a background check?
  • Are there clear procedures for reporting suspicions or incidences of abuse?

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!