Darkness to Light


Susie’s Place offers this training to any group working with

children and youth, from sports programs to schools to religious

institutions to community centers and more.

If your organization works with or around children, this trainingis

key to fully and comprehensively understanding prevention.

Can you imagine the

ripple effect from saving

just one child from

sexual abuse?

Susie’s Place has two staff members that are trained facilitators of the
Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
Training. This training is a documentary style teaching tool outlining the
parallel roads to prevention, protecting yourself from allegations and
knowing the signs victims demonstrate.

What You will Learn

You’ll learn practical advice for working with children,
hear from survivors, and how to be accountable.

Each Stewards of Children training is led by an authorized facilitator from Susie’s Place. Susie’s Place facilitators foster interaction, insight, and compassion amongst every

Through a series of real-life survivor stories, educational workbook, insightful group discussion and fact-based tips from experts in the field, your group will learn all aspects of prevention.

What You’ll receive

An interactive workbook and accompanying DVD featuring segments of sexual abuse survivors relating their stories of violation and healing. Other sections include the author of the curriculum and from professionals who work daily in the fight against sexual violence.

Darkness to Light’s® 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children:

A guide for adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Opportunity for discussion about important issues in sexual abuse
prevention and the relevance of these issues within organizations that
serve children and adolescents.

The simple principles of choice, consciousness, personal power, and
relentless compassion to motivate individuals to action.

A curriculum that is direct about holding each adult accountable and
the support necessary for personal change, taking into consideration
any fears or concerns.

Trainings are typically groups of 20 or fewer people and last roughly 2.5 hours.
There is a fee for training, however, some scholarships are available if your group qualifies.


It’s our responsibility to stop reacting to abuse

and start being proactive about prevention.

Do you Have

Any Questions?

Contact Now!

Candace Balzano

Prevention Education Director

Request a Training for Your Group

Susie's Place - Avon, Bloomington, Terre Haute

Susie's Place – Avon, Bloomington, Terre Haute