One in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18. Oglethorpe Presbyterian earned the “Partner in Prevention” designation by providing Stewards of Children training to over 90% of its management, staff, and volunteers. This evidence-informed program is scientifically proven to help participants prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. “Partner in Prevention” was created as a national standard to help parents and caregivers recognize organizations that take child protection seriously by implementing policy and training staff to prevent child sexual abuse.
Darkness to Light is an international organization that leads the movement to end child sexual abuse by educating and empowering adults in education, youth serving organizations, and communities to protect children. Darkness to Light has affiliates in all 50 states and 16 international locations.
Oglethorpe Presbyterian requires all staff and leadership, as well as all volunteers who work with children, to be trained in this program. If you would like more information or to sign up for an upcoming class, please contact our Director of Christian Education, Cheryl Hartman.