Stewards of Children™

Offered by New Hope Children’s Advocacy Center, Stewards of Children is a free 2-hour training program developed by Darkness to Light that teaches all 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 years old) who 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 This program allows for 2 contact hours of continuing education. Must be 18 or older to attend.

CLICK HERE to register for one of our upcoming trainings

Contact our Prevention Coordinator Becky Rials at 865.981.2000 or for more information.

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

Mother Teresa

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.

2022 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!

To RSVP, receive more information or schedule a private Stewards of Children training, please contact our Prevention Coordinator, Becky Rials, at or 865.981.2000.

Tuesday, October 11 | 6pm – 8pm | First Baptist Church Maryville

Monday, October 17 | 6pm – 8pm | Virtual

Tuesday, November 8 | 6pm – 8pm | First Baptist Church Maryville

Monday, November 14 | 6pm – 8pm | Virtual