Stewards of Children™

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

Mother Teresa

Adult Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

Stewards of Children is a prevention training program developed by Darkness to Light, that is being offered by New Hope Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center. This is a free 2-hour training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals, over 18, that are concerned about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence-informed program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. Research findings from independent evaluators are available on www.D2L.org.

In 2019, we reached our goal of educating 5% of the Blount County population in child sexual abuse prevention. This a big step for our community! Evidence suggests that once 5% of a population has a change in behavior, the momentum for change becomes unstoppable.

Help us to continue our endeavor to educate Blount County adults by attending one of our FREE community education sessions or inquire about hosting a private training session.

2021 Free Training Sessions

Stewards of Children trainings are a free 2-hour program open to the public that can be offered in English and Spanish. Check out the dates below to find a time that works for you!

January 12, 2021| 6pm – 8pm | First Baptist Church Maryville

February 9, 2021 | 6pm – 8pm | First Baptist Church Maryville

March 9, 2021 | 6pm – 8pm | First Baptist Church Maryville

April 13, 2021| 6pm – 8pm | First Baptist Church Maryville

May 11, 2021| 6pm – 8pm | First Baptist Church Maryville

August 17, 2021 | 6pm – 8pm | First Baptist Church Maryville

September 14, 2021| 6pm – 8pm | First Baptist Church Maryville

October 12, 2021| 6pm – 8pm | First Baptist Church Maryville

November 9, 2021| 6pm – 8pm | First Baptist Church Maryville

To RSVP, receive more information or schedule a private Stewards of Children training, please contact our Prevention Coordinator, Becky Rials, at brials@blountkids.org or 865-981-2000.

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