Stewards of Children

Family Nurturing Center is pleased to offer the Stewards of Children curriculum in partnership with Darkness to Light.  Stewards of Children is a revolutionary prevention program designed to teach adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.   It was developed to meet the needs of youth-serving organizations, public agencies, schools, law enforcement agencies and parents. 

Education provided  directly to adults is essential in order to increase parents’ knowledge so that they will be better able to discuss child sexual abuse with their children, detect those children who have become victims, and improve their reaction to children’s disclosures of abuse.  Parent-focused child sexual abuse preventive programs have been shown to increase parental knowledge about child sexual abuse, as well as increase the likelihood that parents will discuss child sexual abuse with their children.

Watch this short video message about the Stewards of Children training, presented by Darkness to Light.

"Thank YOU!  This training should be a requirement for ALL parents and caregivers of children. We all know about "stranger danger", but the monsters whose faces we know and trust are a million times worse.  It's unbelievable to me that if a stranger came up to our child we would know how to protect them, yet millions of families unknowingly deliver their children right into the hands of an abuser.  I know this because I was one of those mothers who thought "this wouldn't happen to us".   Please note that I said "wouldn't" and not "couldn't".  I believed I knew the people in my children's lives.  I believed I had these superhuman mothering abilities that would magically uncover the truth if anyone ever touched or hurt my children.  I had no idea I was living in a dream world.  When I "woke up" and realized something was wrong, I didn't hesitate to do the right thing and tell the authorities.  It was just 4 years too late.  My children are safe now, and their abuser will stand on trial for what he did to them."  - Parent after attending Stewards of Children training

Download a Stewards of Children brochure.

The Stewards of Children program has been empirically evaluated and is shown to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change participants’ child protective behaviors over the long term.  In 2007, the Stewards of Children Program was awarded the National Crime Prevention Program of the Year by the National Crime Prevention Council.

To schedule a Stewards of Children training, contact Carol Lapin at 859-538-1614.

Many thanks to the following who have been trained as Stewards of Children

Abby Enrichment Center Crossroads Preschool  MOMs Christian Childcare Center
ABC Parenting Group 6th District Elementary Droopy Drawers Daycare MSA Architects 
ABC Parenting Group Burlington Dry Ridge Elementary ABC Parenting Group Newport Primary Elementary 
ABC Parenting Group Summit View Erlanger Christian Church Nurturing Fathers Group Grateful Life Center
All About Kids Childcare Family Promise Nurturing Fathers Group United Ministries
Around the Clock Childcare First Place Child Development Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
Aunt Kathy's Childcare Florence United Methodist Church Northern Kentucky University Social Work Students
Birth-Eleven Nurturing Parenting Group Gateway College Northern Kentucky Area Development District Office
Beckfield College Gateway Community College Non-Custodial Parent Group
ABC Parenting Group Beech Grove Elementary  Gloria Dei Child Care North Minster Church
BeechAcres Goddard Schools Nurturing Father's Program
Benchmark Family Services Grant County Schools PIER
Biederman ChildCare Hamilton County Developmental Disability Services ProKids CASA
Biederman Education Center Heavenly Daycare Rainbow Childcare Center (Oakbrook and Boone Aire location)
Blue Ash Fire Department Helping Hands Childcare Center RC Durr YMCA Childcare
Boone County Administration Hickory Grove  Revive Church
Boone County Extension Office Hopeful Lutheran ABC Parent Group River Ridge Elementary
Bright Future  Jewish Family Services Roselawn Lutheran Church
Brighton Center Jump for Joy Preschool Ryland Elementary
Burlington & Hebron Fire Department Kenton Elementary School Ryland School
Calvary Academy Kids Klub School age Nurturing Parenting Group
Camp Joy King's Kids Childcare ABC Parenting Group Sherman Elementary  
Chapman Child care at Holmes High school Leaders of Tomorrow Daycare Sonshine Preschool in Lakeside Park
Child Connection Learning Tree Education Center St. Joseph Apartment of Catholic Charities
Children's Place LifeSpings Christian Church  St. Peter and Paul School
City Gospel Mission Lighthouse Youth Services TenderCare Child care
City Heights Little Red School House  The Place for Kids Daycare
Clough United Methodist Church Littlest Angels Tot's University
ABC Parenting Group Collins Elementary Madonna House University of Cincinnati
Community members Main Street Baptist Church Education Center United Ministries of Erlanger
Country Hills Montessori Ft. Thomas Mason Corinth Elementary Xavier University
Creation Museum Mayo Home for Youth Development York St. House
Creative Preschool Mental Health America  

For additional information, visit Darkness to Light – National

Funding support for Stewards of Children made possible by the Child Victims' Trust Fund