The ultimate mission of D2L, to end childhood sexual abuse, can only be accomplished by sharing the solution of prevention, awareness and education with more and more people. This, in turn, builds momentum and over time, changes the way our nation and culture cares for, protects and nurtures our children. Being an active participant in the mission to end childhood sexual abuse is one of the most rewarding things we will ever do – and we cannot do it without you.
Become a Facilitator
An authorized Facilitator is an individual who has been trained by Darkness to Light to deliver the Stewards of Children training program to adults in the Gaston County community, their organization or community. Facilitators are advocates for keeping children safe from sexual abuse and are key to spreading the prevention message.
Who Should Become a Facilitator?
Typically, someone becomes trained as a Facilitator for two reasons: They work or volunteer for an organization that wants to hold regular Stewards of Children training sessions, perhaps to train the organization's staff and volunteers, perhaps to offer training to the community. They want to start or be involved in a prevention initiative in their community and offer the Stewards of Children training program to a variety of individuals and organizations.
In addition, you should consider how talking about this issue regularly and openly in public will affect you personally. It is difficult to hear personal stories of abuse. You must be prepared to be immersed in the topic without it having a negative or traumatic effect on you. If you are a survivor of sexual abuse this is an especially important consideration.
What Are the Responsibilities of a Facilitator?
- Schedule and facilitate Stewards of Children sessions, training at least 25 adults per quarter. Participate in the Prevent Child Abuse Gaston Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Initiative. PCAG will purchase the training materials needed for the Initiative's SOC Training Sessions.
Once authorized, Facilitators have access to a Facilitator Only section of the Darkness to Light website where you will find useful resources and the opportunity to connect with Facilitators who are making prevention happen in their communities.
Register for the training by visiting the Darkness to Light website.