We Can End Child Sexual Abuse
At the Girl Scouts, we pride ourselves on creating programs and safe space for girls to thrive. Girl Scouting is about building girls of courage, confidence & character and as experts in girls our goal is to help all girls.
Learning how to prevent abuse, to recognize the signs, and to react if it does happen is valuable knowledge. Knowledge and action empowers our community to protect our children and individually to ensure each child is safe.
The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona have partnered with the YMCA of Southern Arizona to bring Darkness to Light child sexual abuse awareness and prevention training to southern Arizona at no cost.
According to Darkness to Light, one in 10 children will be sexually abused before they turn 18. Our goal is to train 50,000 adults in southern Arizona. Help us reach this goal and make an impact in the community
How register for the Stewards of Children online training:
• Go to the online training login screen.
• Enter all required fields and click “Login”.
• Once you have completed the registration process, a “Thank you” screen will appear. This screen will also instruct you to disable your pop-up blocker. If you need assistance with this, click the “click here” button for instructions. This can also be found here.
• Now you are on your Personalized Training Center Dashboard.
Children cannot be expected to protect themselves from child abuse. It is the responsibility of adults to be trained in child abuse awareness and prevention. The training gives simple proactive steps to protect children from sexual abuse.
The 2-hour training offers participants tools to help prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. You will learn about the four major types of child abuse: physical, sexual, emotional, and neglect; how to recognize the clues that children give us, the behavior typically shown by perpetrators, and how to make a report to the proper authorities when indicated. When adults are educated in the signs of child abuse and neglect and how to react to them; children are safer and families are strengthened.
In-person trainings will be available with a $10 fee for workbook materials. Schedules will be available online at www.girlscoutssoaz.org. Scholarship opportunities may be available. Check back regularly for updates!
Train to be a Facilitator
While the training is available online, those interested can also attend a facilitator-led session showing the five simple, proactive steps to protecting children from sexual abuse. Anyone who works or volunteers for an organization that wants to hold regular Stewards of Children Training or anyone who wants to offer training in the community should consider becoming a facilitator.
To become an authorized facilitator, participants must attend a Facilitator Workshop. Cost is $350 for 7.5 hours of instruction, approved for CEU credit by the National Association of Social workers and National Board of Certified Clinicians.
Facilitators are asked to schedule and facilitate four Stewards of Children sessions, training at least 25 adults per quarter.
Facilitator Training Sessions Available
- Friday, September 5 from 8 am – 5:30 pm
- Saturday, September 6 from 8 am – 5:30 pm
At the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona – 4300 E. Broadway Blvd. Tucson, Arizona
Contact Timalee Nevels for more information regarding this program or register online here for facilitator training.
Chief of Staff, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona