Prevent Child Abuse by Educating Adults in Coffee County

The Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center offers training programs for adults, empowering them to recognize, prevent and respond appropriately to child abuse. We offer these programs free to Coffee County organizations and any interested parties.


The Coffee County CAC empowers adults to spot red flags and react responsibly to child abuse. Our authorized facilitators use Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children program to fight child abuse through education and eliminating the stigma around abuse. 


About Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children training  
Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children program trains adults to react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program aims to eliminate child abuse through training adults to recognize and prevent child abuse. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children programs are “the only evidence-informed, adult-focused child sexual abuse prevention trainings proven to increase knowledge and change behavior,” according to www.d2l.org.


Adults have responsibility to protect children 
Child sexual abuse involves sexual contact between a child and an adult; or a sexual contact between a child and another child who forces sexual contact. Statistics show that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 7 boys will be sexually abused by age 18; and 95 percent of victims are abused by someone they know and trust. 


Adults have obligation to protect children, and adult education is essential to preventing child abuse.

 
Coffee County CAC offers free training 
We offer Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children training free for community members. The two-hour training is available in-person and presented by a Darkness to Light authorized facilitator. Coffee County CAC Executive Director Joyce Prusak and Outreach Coordinator Elena Cawley are Darkness to Light authorized facilitators. 


For more information about training or to schedule a training session, please call Elena Cawley at 931-723-8888 or email elena@coffeecountycac.org.