Joseph J. Peters (JJPI) was awarded a one-year Justice Assistance Grant through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to deliver Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® program to train individuals on child sexual abuse awareness and prevention strategies. As the only provider in Philadelphia to provide this free workshop, JJPI is offering the training to all adults and teens who have close interactions with children. Stewards of Children® is approved nationally for two hours of CE credits for nurses, social workers, dentists, and dental hygienists.

The goal is to teach participants practical actions they can take to reduce instances of child sexual abuse in their organizations, families and communities.

Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® program uses a practical, five-step approach that equips individuals with the tools to protect children. The research-based, two-hour workshop is interactive, featuring live trainers from JJPI, brief exercises and short videos with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, experts in the field and treatment providers. The program has been shown to reduce children’s risk of experiencing sexual abuse by teaching participants to spot potential signs of abuse and to intervene.
If you or your organization are interested in receiving the training or learning more, please contact Devynn Gray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 215.701.1560 ext. 7662. Alternatively, you can sign up for JJPI’s regularly scheduled public trainings on Eventbrite. For more information about Stewards of Children©, please visit Darkness to Light’s website.