From the blog: Lighting the Way for More Adults to Stand Up Against Child Sexual Abuse

blogblock_loudounCSAChild sexual abuse is not the problem of one socio-economic status, culture, race, religion, or gender. It impacts every community and every person across the globe. ~

SCAN is once again at the forefront of not only raising awareness of the prevalence of child sexual abuse in Northern Virginia, but also in providing adults with concrete ways in which they can prevent, recognize and react to child sexual abuse.  Two of our trained facilitators and SCAN staff members, Sonia Quiñónez and Delmira Morales, recently provided the Stewards of Children Training to a group of Arlington parents.  And although Sonia and Delmira have done multiple trainings across Northern Virginia over the last few years, this time, they were able to provide the training in Spanish with Spanish materials. We’re grateful that SCAN can be reactive to the community’s needs and that we are continually searching for funding to aide us in educating and engaging the community with such crucial trainings.

SCAN is also the recipient of a 100 Women Strong grant to provide the Stewards of Children training in Loudoun County over the next year.  We will be working with the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) and the Loudoun Child Advocacy Center to coordinate our efforts to reach community members who would benefit the most from the Stewards of Children Training.

f you are interested in your group, organization or company receiving the Stewards of Children Training, please contact me! I’m SCAN’s Community Education and Engagement Coordinator and would love to share more information with you.  To learn more about our work with Darkness to Light, you can also click here.

– Tracy Leonard