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Meadowlands Area YMCA


Partners in Prevention

Partners in Prevention | Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Bringing experts and concerned members of the community together to promote change.

Darkness to Light, a nationally recognized authority on the issue of child sexual abuse prevention and creator of the award winning Stewards of Children curriculum, has partnered with our Y and the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance to inform, educate and mobilize advocates for children.
Stewards of Children

Did you know the research shows:

  • 1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused before she turns 18.
  • There are 39 million survivors of sexual abuse in America.
  • More than 90% of abusers are people children know, love or trust.
  • More than 60% of pregnant teens have been sexually abused.
  • 20% of sexual abuse victims are under the age of 8.
  • Most will never tell...

The Meadowlands Area YMCA has set a goal to use the Stewards of Children curriculum to:

  • Train 90% of staff and volunteers by December 31, 2014
  • Train all new hires within their first 90 days.
  • Retrain all staff and volunteers every 3 years.

Additionally, our Y has set a goal to train 5% of the adults in our YMCA service area about how to protect children. Research tells us that 5% is the critical point for positive change in a community. Our Y intends to facilitate this change through training individuals and engaging community parters including local civic and volunteer groups, non-profits, school districts and local government

Free online training is available for New Jersey residents. Continuing education credits for professionals in various fields can be obtained through this training.

For more information or to set up a training for your organization or group, call us - 201.955.5300.