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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – Darkness to Light

Thank you for your interest in helping to prevent child sexual abuse! According to studies, approximately one in seven girls and one in 25 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years of age! What’s worse, only 38 percent of child victims ever report their abuse!

The Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCAs is on a mission to end this scourage and make our homes, schools and communities safe from child predators! We have partnered with the nationally-acclaimed Darkness to Light organization to help train adults in Pennsylvania to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to suspected cases of child sexual abuse.

The Alliance has already prepared more than 40 Facilitators across the state to lead the evidenced-based Stewards of Children program through which adults receive the skills and knowledge necessary to help combat child sexual abuse.

Our goal is to have one Facilitator trained in every local Y in the Commonwealth! As an incentive, the Alliance will reimburse your Y for the cost to train one staff member to offer the Stewards of Children program at your Y and in your community!

For more information about conducting a training or to become a YMCA Darkness to Light Facilitator, please contact the Alliance.

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