Stewards of Children®

In partnership with The Ford Family Foundation’s Protect Our Children statewide program, Children’s Center is working to end child sexual abuse in Clackamas County by offering Darkness to Light’s research-informed Stewards of Children® prevention training. This nationally-recognized workshop teaches adults five practical steps to help prevent, recognize, and respond responsibly to sexual abuse.

With the help of the community, our goal is to train 5,000 adults in Clackamas County, helping us reach a tipping point in awareness and action on this important public health concern. Our team of bilingual and bicultural facilitators lead sessions in English every third Monday of the month at Children’s Center, and in English or Spanish by request throughout the county.

Stewards of Children®

Stewards of Children® is designed for any adult who cares for or about children. It is also an effective training for schools working to meet the adult requirements of Senate Bill 856 (Erin’s Law), which requires child sexual abuse prevention education for students, staff and parents every year. Participants also receive a Prevention Plan Workbook and may be eligible for continuing education credits.

What Will I Learn?

The video-based training led by Children’s Center’s bilingual team of certified Darkness to Light Facilitators uses survivor stories and experts in the field to present:

• Definitions and facts about child sexual abuse
• Signs and symptoms to watch for in children and teens
• Trauma-informed responses to suspicions, discoveries and disclosures
• Ways to intervene as a bystander or mandatory reporter
• Strategies and policies to help minimize risks at home, and in organizations and communities

Who Should Participate?

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

• Parents and caregivers
• K-12 schools and districts
• Private, parochial and charter schools
• Early childhood providers
• Coaches and youth sports programs
• Churches and faith groups
• Mentors and other volunteers working with children
• Medical and allied health professionals
• Social clubs and organizations
• Business and corporate employee wellness programs
• Organizations serving Latinx/Hispanic communities

How Do I Sign Up for a Training?

All public workshops and registration details are listed on our Events Calendar.

How Can I Request a Training for a Group?

We are currently seeking schools, agencies, non-profits, businesses and other groups to host the Stewards of Children® training in English or Spanish for their employees, parents, volunteers or community. Complete the Training Request form or contact Prevention Coordinator, Liliana Will (DDS, MPH) at (503) 655-7725 or prevention@childrenscenter.cc for more information.

Contact Us

For more information about Stewards of Children® or to request a training, please contact Prevention Coordinator, Liliana Will (DDS, MPH) at (503) 655-7725 or prevention@childrenscenter.cc.