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Stewards of Children

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Darkness to Light’s research informed Stewards of Children® training gives adults the tools and confidence they need to prevent, recognize and respond responsibly to child sexual abuse.
  • Learn the facts about child sexual abuse
  • Minimize opportunities for abuse to occur in organizations and communities
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms
  • React responsibly to suspicions and disclosures

Stewards of Children® training is an effective way for school districts to meet the adult requirements of Senate Bill 856 (Erin’s Law).

Children’s Center offers Stewards of Children® workshops to groups, organizations and individuals throughout Clackamas County. Participants receive a Prevention Plan Workbook and may be eligible for continuing education credits.


Call for Facilitators!

Become a facilitator and help your community keep children safe! We are current seeking motivated individuals to join Children's Center's effort to educate 5,000 adults in Darkness to Light's (D2L) nationally recognized Stewards of Children® child sexual abuse prevention training. Selected applicants become certified D2L facilitators and agree to help Children's Center reach and train 100 adults per year for two years. For more information, please review the Facilitator Commitments below.

Contact us at prevention@childrenscenter.cc or 503.655.7725.

Help us share these tools!

Host a training and become a prevention partner today! At Children’s Center, we believe adults CAN protect children when they are given the facts and learn practical steps to prevent, recognize and respond to concerns of sexual abuse. Darkness to Light’s nationally recognized Stewards of Children® training does just that. We are currently seeking organizations, groups and individuals who can help us share this vital information by hosting a training. Hosts provide a space, encourage or require participants to attend, and may cover training costs (a $20 value per person) directly. Group rates, scholarships and CEUs may be available.

Fill out a Workshop Request Form or call 503.655.7725 for information.


who should participate?

This workshop is appropriate for individuals and organizations that care for or are concerned about children, and could include:

  • Parents, caregivers, coaches, teachers, counselors, and community leaders
  • Public, private, and charter schools
  • Non-profits
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Social clubs and organizations
  • Sports teams and clubs
  • Religious and spiritual groups
  • Youth groups

details and pricing

Children’s Center’s facilitators provide workshops throughout Clackamas County. Participants receive a personal prevention workbook that provides facts about child sexual abuse and tools for taking immediate action. To participate:

  • Attend a workshop held every 3rd Monday of the month from 9am - noon at Children’s Center in Oregon City. Visit our Events Calendar for upcoming dates.
  • Host a public or private workshop through your company, organization or group. Fill out a Workshop Request Form or call Prevention Specialist, Sara Taggart at 503.655.7725 for information.
  • Cost: $20/person. Scholarships, group rates and CEUs are available. Please inquire!


State Representative Brent Barton | District 40, Clackamas County
“I recommend that everyone take the Stewards of Children® sexual abuse prevention training through Children’s Center. I thought I knew how to protect children, but I learned so much through this program which will help us keep children safe.”

Ray Keen, MBA, CFRE, Executive Director | The Canby Center
“I was so pleased to find a training that provides compelling information about this challenging issue, while also offering participants concrete steps for making a difference in their homes, schools and organizations. I encourage every adult of every life circumstance to take the Stewards of Children® training through Children’s Center, and if you can, host a workshop for your community as well.”

Stewards of Children® Participant
“I learned valuable information on how frequently the problem occurs and ways to effectively help. I am a mandatory reporter- have reported on several occasions. I feel more knowledgeable.”

Stewards of Children® Participant
“Facilitators were very professional and well versed.”

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